BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
Marc Yudof in Conversation with Abby Porth: BDS – A Threat to Academic Freedom and Jewish Life on Campus
Wednesday, June 6
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Nowhere else in the nation is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement more active than in the Bay Area. What can the Jewish community do to counter their narrative about the Israeli Palestinian conflict and to set the record straight? What has already been done?
Moderated by Sue Fishkoff, editor of The Jewish News of Northern California, follow this stimulating discussion between Mark G. Yudof and Abby Porth who are on the frontline to fight this intimidating threat.
Mark G. Yudof chairs the Academic Engagement Network, an organization of American university and college faculty and staff formed for the purposes of opposing BDS on a broad scale. Professor Yudof served as the 19th president of the University of California and is a recognized authority on constitutional law, freedom of expression and education law. He is the author of When Government Speaks and co-author of five editions of Educational Policy and the Law.
Abby Porth is Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Among Abby’s favorite efforts has been the 2016 launch of an innovative public affairs strategy – never before tried in the nation – to shift public discourse in the Bay Area away from the BDS movement and toward the Jewish community’s aspirations for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sue Fishkoff is the editor of J. The Jewish News of Northern California. A former staff writer for JTA and The Jerusalem Post, she is the author of “The Rebbe’s Army” (Schocken, 2003) and “Kosher Nation” (Schocken 2010). A citizen of Israel and the United States, she lives in Oakland.