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    Charting BDS at RMIT: Academic Boycott and Military Divestment

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    How do we implement the principles of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions within our academic institutions in solidarity with Palestine? Despite announcing the failure of its partnership with Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems of Australia last year, RMIT University maintains connections with some of the largest weapons companies in the world, as well as with prominent BDS targets including Amazon and HP. 

    As part of the NTEU Palestine Forum series, we will be joined by Nasser Mashni, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network, Nick Riemer, author of 'Boycott Theory and the Struggle for Palestine: Universities, Intellectualism and Liberation' and President of the University of Sydney branch of the National Tertiary Education Union, and Gem Seymour, a representative from RMIT Students for Palestine and the RMIT Gaza Solidarity Encampment, for a facilitated conversation about BDS and military divestment at RMIT. 

    Chair: Priya Kunjan, NTEU rank-and-file member and founding organiser of RMIT Books Not Bombs since October 2023.

    Online moderator: Megan Richardson, NTEU delegate and tech coordinator of RMIT Books Not Bombs.

    Date: Tuesday 28th May

    Time: 5:30PM AEST

    Location: This will be a hybrid event, with in-person attendance at RMIT City Campus: 

    Ronald R Mackay Building (115 Queensberry St, Carlton, 3053)

    Building 56, Level 5, Room 85 

    Accessibility: The Wheelchair accessible entrance is via Building 57, on Lygon St. There are lifts and escalators to Level 5. Accessible toilets are on Level 5. All gender toilets are on Level 4.

    Online details are shared with registered participants via the email confirmation, for security reasons.

    This event will be recorded.

    Food and refreshments provided by RMIT NTEU and Victorian Division NTEU. Halal and vegan options included. Any remaining food will go to the RMIT Gaza Solidarity Encampment.

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