Antisemitism, Free Speech, and Palestinian Rights: A DC Community Conversation with Peter Beinart and Diala Shamas
May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IfNotNow DC and Temple Sinai are hosting journalist Peter Beinart and civil rights attorney Diala Shamas for a conversation about the controversial IHRA working definition of antisemitism and its impact on the fight against antisemitism and white nationalism in the post Trump era. The speakers will discuss the concern for misuse and cynical abuse that adoption of the definition will have — on the fight against antisemitism, on the struggle for Palestinian rights, and for free speech and civil society writ large. Questions covered may include:
What is the IHRA Definition, how did it come about?
Why define antisemitism?
Who does this definition work for and who does it leave out?
How has it been used and what have its impacts actually been?
What do we need to really fight antisemitism and white nationalism in the Post-Trump era?