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Opposing Antisemitism in the Movement Workshop NYC July 23


When: Sunday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, between
Stanton and Rivington Streets, Manhattan (directions

Antiauthoritarians and social justice activists often
think they're immune from racism and prejudice. But
many Jewish activists' experience shows that forms of
antisemitism are alive and well in the social justice
movement. This not only drives away many Jewish
activists, but profoundly affects our work as a
movement. This workshop brings together two longtime
activists who have studied how the left responds to
antisemitism for an evening of instruction and
experience-sharing that will help us understand and
combat its effects in the activist community.

Antisemitism is more than a "prejudice." It's a
political worldview that can creep into the work of
even dedicated fighters against oppression and
injustice. This workshop will begin with the
essentials: What is antisemitism? How is it different
from what we've been taught it is? We will then
explore the ways that antisemitism manifests itself
today within movements against capitalism, the state,
corporate globalization, and other forms of
oppression, and what problems have kept the left from
tackling antisemitism historically. We will look at
how antisemitism damages the struggle for justice.
Finally, we will discuss how we as activists can get
better at seeing and fighting antisemitism where it
arises.This workshop is designed to be an interactive
learning experience, where participants are encouraged
to discuss their own experiences and concerns. The
panelists are:

April Rosenblum, a Philadelphia-based activist and
author of "The Past Didn't Go Anywhere," a pamphlet
for radicals on resisting antisemitism.

Peter Staudenmeier, a faculty member, Institute for
Social Ecology and author of "Fascist Ecology: The
'Green Wing' of the Nazi Party and its Historical

Eric Laursen (moderator), a writer, organizer, and
longtime global justice and antiwar activist.

$5 suggested. No one turned away.

Directions: Bluestockings, 1 block south of the Second
Avenue stop (F train) and 5 blocks from the
Essex-Delancey Street stop (J,M,Z trains).