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Art of Boycott: Exhibit & Panel part of Spirit & Place Festival

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Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)

2432 Conservatory Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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The 24th annual Spirit & Place Festival R/EVOLUTION

Speakers will address the theory, practice and effects of boycott across several spheres — economic, cultural, political -- and assess how boycotts promote or slow political revolution and evolution, and how they affect personal evolution. We will explore how boycotts succeed, even when there is no economic impact. Corporations and countries are deeply embedded in their communities, and profoundly dependent upon the good will of their employees, shareholders and citizens. When they are on the receiving end of appropriate moral judgment, boycott targets can evolve -- as can people who choose to boycott by exercising their economic and moral autonomy.

There will also be a traveling exhibition, “Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,” which features posters from more than 20 boycotts, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott; United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott; divestment from South Africa; the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS); and many others.

Panelists include:
Imhotep Adisa is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Kheprw Institute, a non-profit organization focused on youth development in Indianapolis.


Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American activist, lawyer and co-founder, in 2001, of the Palestinian-led International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which focuses on nonviolent community organizing to resist the Israeli occupation.


Stephanie Skora is a femme lesbian, trans woman, and working-class anti-Zionist Ashkenazi Jew whose activist work centers around Palestinian solidarity organizing, queering Jewish spaces, and fighting for justice and liberation for all trans people.

Dalit Baum is the Director of Economic Activism for AFSC. She is also the cofounder of Who Profits from the Occupation & Coalition of Women for Peace.

moderated by: Mark Sniderman

Presented by American Friends Service Committee, Muslim Youth Collective, VOCAB, Garfield Park Arts Center, and Jewish Voice for Peace.

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 1 - 10) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion plan in community life. Spirit & Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more and check out other festival events at spiritandplace.org

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Free parking available in the Garfield Park Arts Center parking lot. Make sure to check out IndyGo.net to plan your trip if you'd like to use public transit.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Erin Polley at epolley@afsc.org with any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Walk-ins welcome. We do ask to RSVP by November 6, so we can make sure we have enough seating for everyone.

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