ILGBT - Combating Pinkwashing

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fluxx Studio & Gallery 414 E. 9th St. Tucson, AZ 85705
Fluxx Studio & Gallery 414 E. 9th St. Tucson, AZ 85705
Come build your understanding of pinkwashing and learn how to combat the pinkwashing events in your community. Pinkwashing is a tactic used by "pro Israel advocates" to minimize or in some cases, justify the occupation of Palestine because of Israel's record on LGBTQ rights.
This workshop will help you understand the language of pinkwashing, why it's important to disrupt it, and how to develop strategies to organize against pinkwashing when events are planned in your community. This strategy of pinkwashing is increasingly being seen at film festivals, city councils, and synagogues across the country--be part of this conversation to learn more about how it can be an organizing opportunity!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm 
Understanding Pinkwashing  (event poster)
In recent years, more and more corporations, organizations and even nations are advertising themselves as gay-friendly. The State of Israel has specifically worked to advertise Tel-Aviv as a fun, safe space to party for LGBT and queer people. Why should queer activists and LGBT communities be skeptical of this development? How can understanding more about the history of the occupation and the current situation in the West Bank and Gaza help us unpack these campaigns? Finally, how does the State of Israel's "branding" efforts affect the Palestinian struggle? Join Tallie Ben Daniel of Jewish Voice for Peace to learn what pinkwashing is, how it works, and what the consequences are.