June 13, 2023, Boycott Screening
- Where: Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT
- When: Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm
- Tickets: $12 from Salt Lake Film Society (You must go to June 13 to see tickets.)
- Q&A will follow with Utah State Representative, Brian King.
On-the-Media podcast hosts discuss US laws preventing boycotts of Israel with Julia Bacha, Director of Boycott.
Over the past six years, unbeknownst to most Americans, 35 states passed laws intending to silence boycotts and other nonviolent measures aimed at pressuring Israel on its human rights record. These dangerous bills remove the legal protection that has been awarded to boycotts for generations, granting governments the power to condition jobs on political viewpoints.
As this wave of anti-boycott legislation has swept through the country, so has a counter-wave in defense of freedom of speech. Everyday Americans are challenging these laws for their constitutionality in a nation-wide battle likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
With full access to the plaintiffs and in revelatory moments with elected officials, Boycott chronicles one of the most consequential First Amendment battles of the past few decades and investigates the question – how did we get here?
About Brian King, Utah State Representative
Brian S. King serves in the Utah state House of Representatives. He was raised in Salt Lake City, graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1985 and has practiced law in Salt Lake City since then.
In 2008, Brian was elected to the Utah State House of Representatives as the Democratic representative for District 23 in Salt Lake City and parts of Summit County. He is a member of the House Judiciary and Business and Labor Standing committees. He also serves on the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee. He served as the Leader of the House Minority Caucus from 2015-2022. He is a member of the LDS Democrats caucus in the Utah Democratic Party. He served for years on the Board of Directors for the Rape Recovery Center and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Utah and Utah’s Hogle Zoo.
Representative Brian King voted against anti-boycott legislation in Utah.
June 3-4, 2023 Utah Pride Festival UJPHL Celebrates Palestinian Pride
Stop by and visit!
Our booth will be in the southwest corner of Washington Square Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4.
FREE Film Screening
Followed by Q&A
Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm
First Unitarian Church, 569 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, and Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land
“The glorious strains of gospel music wash over the West Bank in Field’s potent film. As the Palestinian National Theater and an African-American choir mount a touring play about Martin Luther King Jr., written by Stanford Professor and King scholar Clayborne Carson, an impassioned cultural exchange ensues, new friendships are forged and attitudes are altered.” –Clarity Films
“It is the first film to explore parallels between the civil rights struggles in the U.S. and the liberation struggles in the occupied Territories.” –Stephen Zunes, Univ of San Francisco
Occupation of the American Mind
“It doesn’t matter if justice is on your side, you have to depict your position as just.” –Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
December 7, 2022
Anderson-Foothill Branch Library
1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
Screening at 6:00 pm, Discussion and Q&A to follow
(Viewer discretion is advised.)
August 7, 2022
End the Israeli Occupation: Two Versions of Peace
Presentations by panel members, Matthew Weinstein, president of J Street for Utah, Nora Abu-Dan, a Palestinian American and co-founder of the Emerald Project, and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb of Jewish Voices for Peace. Q&A followed.
Special thanks to Barbara Taylor and the First Unitarian Church for making this event part of the Summer Forum Series.
November 16, 2021
Settler Violence in Palestine: WHY?
A videoconference with Amira Hass, journalist at the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz.
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