The month of June has come to be recognized as Pride month, filled with parades and festivals celebrating LGBTQ communities. It's also a time when efforts to cynically use LGBTQ rights as a distraction and normalization of occupation, apartheid, and settler colonialism - a concept known as pinkwashing - come to the fore.
The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing will be in room 437. Join us in packing the room at the hearing in support of the right to boycott! If you would like to give oral and/or written testimony, please email jvpboston @ gmail . com