MLA Convention Update: Academic Boycott Resolution at the Town Hall Meeting and Open Hearing

by VanessaVaile

Following #MLA17? Read this before Delegate Assembly debates resolutions today, starting between 12n-1pm

MLA Members for Justice in Palestine

screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-11-51-27-pmOn Thursday January 5, approximately 200 people attended the MLA Town Hall Meeting on academic boycott that was convened by the MLA and chaired by the current President Anthony Appiah. The Town Hall Meeting was the first of a two of sessions that focused on the Delegate Assembly vote on a resolution to endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

The actual debate and vote on the resolutions will begin on Saturday January 7, in the early afternoon between 12:00-1:00 and is likely to last most of the afternoon. If you are attending the MLA, come to the Delegate Assembly meeting in Grand Ballroom Salon G-H of the Marriott Philadelphia and speak out in favor of the boycott resolution.

At the Town Hall Meeting, which was in many ways a test run for the arguments of both sides, MLA Convention organizers had three lines for members who wished to address the…

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