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Monday, June 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The battle of Marrickville BDS: ten years on

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Ten years ago Marrickville Council enacted, then four months later overturned, a Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) policy to boycott all things Israeli. It was an epic story, with front page headlines around the country and a cast of characters from far and wide – but especially from Sydney’s Inner West. So who weighed in for and against Marrickville BDS and what were their motivations? With an overwhelming original vote of 10 in favour and 2 against, how was the Council persuaded to reverse its decision? The history is fascinating and emotionally charged, with numerous competing narratives. Implications have been far-reaching but complex. There are lessons to be learned for the Jewish community, leaders and political parties, social change advocates and grassroots organisers, to name a few. This conversational session will feature key participants from the time, and a chance for reflection and discussion as well as Q&A.

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Shirli Kirschner

Shirli is a consultant providing strategy and dispute resolution services. She is a Director of Resolve Advisors. She has won a number of awards for dispute resolution and is listed in Who’s Who International for commercial mediation. Shirli is a Senior Visiting Fellow at UNSW... Read More →

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Janet Kossy

Janet Kossy is a long-standing member of the Inner West Chavurah and Jewish Voices for Peace and Justice (NSW). She is co-founder of Partners for Peace: Australian Jews and Palestinians Building Peace. Her professional background is in education and counselling; these days she is... Read More →
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Yair Miller

Yair Miller OAM is CEO of Keren Hayesod - UIA Australia, Past President NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and Vice President Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). He served in these positions during the Marrickville BDS campaign. He has served on numerous community boards, currently... Read More →
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Uri Windt

Uri Windt is a long-standing member of the Inner West Chavurah, a former Honorary Secretary and Executive member of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and a former Board member of Shalom. And a current participant in the Jewish/Uniting Church Dialogue Group. He is the publisher of Plus61J... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am AEST
Room 4
  Everything Israel