6 July 2011 — Southbank Centre
Sunday July 10th, 7pm
THE PURCELL ROOM
THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Where basic freedoms are denied and democratic remedies blocked off, cultural boycott by world civil society is a viable and effective political strategy; indeed a moral imperative.
Supporting the motion will be:
Omar Barghouti – author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (Haymarket Press).
Seni Seneviratne – British-Sri Lankan poet and performer, author of Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (Peepal Tree Press).
Opposing the motion will be:
Carol Gould – ex-patriate American author, film maker, and ‘a vocal critic of what she sees as increasing anti-Americanism and antisemitism in Britain’.
Jonathan Freedland (tbc) columnist for The Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle, a regular contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, and the presenter of Radio 4’s The Long View.
Chair: Jonathan Heawood, Director of English PEN
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