From the Boggs Center – We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel.

From the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
May 12, 2014
 We recently discovered that the film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is being shown in Israel.
This was done without the knowledge or support of the Boggs Center. Further we uncritically posted this information on our website.
We apologize for this posting in violation of the boycott.
We have removed that announcement.
We support the statement made here by Grace Lee Boggs and others in the film.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel.

 As people featured in the film American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, we were shocked to find the film slated to be screened at the DocAviv festival in Israel on May 13th and 15th. This was scheduled without our knowledge.

 We immediately took action to have the film withdrawn from the festival. The festival organizers and film producers informed us that this was not possible and they would move forward with the screening, over our objections.

 This film uplifts the life work and legacy of Grace Lee Boggs. She has explicitly stated her support of the boycott and believes this screening is in direct contradiction to her legacy and ongoing work as a revolutionary.

 We will pursue opportunities for this film and the ideas within it to be made available in Palestine in a way that supports the movement and will post our response as soon as possible.

 

Grace Lee Boggs

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William Ayers

Richard Feldman

Shea Howell

Invincible

Angela Jones

Scott Kurashige

Jenny Lee

Julia Putnam

Ronald Scott

Stephen Ward