The Middle East Peace Education Coalition invites you:
Boycott – the film that “exposes attacks on freedom
of speech” in state legislatures across the US.
Monday May 15, 7 P
NW Community Center
5110 Franklin Ave, DM
When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona, and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across 34 states in America.
Boycott traces the impact of state legislation designed to penalize individuals and companies that choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record. A legal thriller with “accidental plaintiffs” at the center of the story, Boycott is a bracing look at the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott legislation and an inspiring tale of everyday Americans standing up to protect our rights in an age of shifting politics and threats to freedom of speech. – https://justvision.org/boycott
Such Anti-boycott legislation, has passed in 34 states (including Iowa) since 2015. Since that time efforts to pass copycat legislation to restrict gun control and environmental advocacy campaigns have spread across the US. (The US Supreme Court affirmed boycotts as protected free speech in 1982)
Co-Sponsored by: Catholic Peace Ministry, Iowa Peace Network, Women’s
International League for Peace & Freedom