Block the Boat 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
Five years ago, the Bay Area achieved one of the most successful BDS victories against apartheid Israel in US history! In 2014 we stopped the Israeli-owned ZIM shipping line from docking at the Port of Oakland for 3 consecutive months, and it hasn’t returned since!
Join us to celebrate the historic and decisive Block the Boat victory as a major contribution to all movements for social and economic justice!
Naima Grace Shalhoub & Tarik Kazaleh, and DJ Baagi will be performing. We will have children’s activities, food and drinks, dabke, silk screening with the SF Poster Syndicate, and testimonies about the work of the Block the Boat for Gaza coalition!
Block the Boat was part of a sustained organizing effort to protest Israel’s ongoing occupation, war on Gaza, and settler-violence against Palestinians. The campaign was organized by Block the Boat (BTB), an coalition made up of a diverse range of Bay Area community organizations and activists working in close partnership with members of ILWU Local 10, the union which represents dock workers at the Port of Oakland. The coalition built on the worldwide Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to isolate Israel politically, culturally, and economically.
Now more than ever we must be learning from lessons of the past, and looking to ongoing models of successful organizing and movement building. Come learn more about what made the success of Block the Boat possible, its impact, and ways we can build on it today.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
518 Valencia, San Francisco
Music, food, drinks and speakers from the Block the Boat coalition.