Culture Jamming & Action Planning For Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Campaigns to End Israeli Apartheid
Presenters: Dunya ‘Alwan, Birthright Unplugged, Don’t Buy Into Apartheid, The Bay Area Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, & the U.S. Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Sharon Lungo, The Ruckus Society
Culture jamming is a tactic in which tries to disrupt and/or subvert mainstream culture and dominant and deceptive messaging. We will share images, video, and stories from recent projects designed to spark public interest and action, to educate, and to garner and create media coverage. Projects include de-shelving Israeli consumer goods, remaking and reinstalling bus shelter graphics, subway graphics installation, outdoor projections, appropriating Zionist outreach materials, and stealth actions at pro-Israel events. The goal of this work is to shift policies and practices related to mainstream portrayals of, support for, and collusion with, deadly and oppressive Israeli actions against Palestinians and to support Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Participants will be able to discuss methods and tactics. In the second half of the workshop, we will break into action groups around specific action strategies developed by the group, pick locations and audiences we want to reach in our own communities, and set dates and scenarios and go through action planning process. Each group will then report back to the larger group with a calendar of planned BDS actions. Yalla, let’s end Israeli Apartheid!!