Described as “three days of dynamic programming exploring the intersections of art and social justice,” and to “inspire” social change, a conference pulling together a who’s-who of mainstream far-leftism is scheduled to be held at the Brooklyn Museum later this month.
Sponsored by The Open Society Foundation, a non-profit organization founded and funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, and co-sponsored by JPMorgan, the event will run from Oct. 19 through to Oct. 21.
Democratic Senator Gillibrand is to be the keynote speaker at the event. The New York Senator recently pulled her endorsement of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a bill that was introduced to reinforce bipartisan consensus that boycotting Israel is inimical to U.S. foreign policy interests.
The event appears to skew heavily toward anti-Israeli activists.
The co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, will both be giving speeches. Both women have been outspoken about their condemnation of Israel on social media. Garza congratulated the Chicago Dyke March organizers for kicking out two Jewish marchers from the event last summer.
Linda Sarsour, a Muslim feminist, and Bob Bland will be offering “The Resistance Revival” Workshop.
Murad Awawdeh, the director of political engagement at the New York Immigration Coalition, will also be speaking at the conference. A staunch supporter of Sarsour, Awawdeh has called Israel “racist, apartheid, hostile, [sic] terrorist state not interested in peace.”
The speaker’s list also includes Open Society’s Senior program officer, Alvin Starks, and Neera Tanden, the head of the Center for American Progress.
Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood’s executive vice president and chief brand and experience officer, is scheduled to give a talk at the conference as well.
The annual feminist Sackler Center First Awards will be held on the first night of the conference. Last year’s awardee was Angela Davis, a communist activist and Black Panthers supporter.
Co-sponsor JPMorgan is no stranger to supporting far-left causes, either. Earlier this year the behemoth bank pledged $1 million to the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center.
Tickets to the social justice soiree are $65 and non-refundable.
Party on, comrades.
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