Polish Combatants’ Hall (Beverley Halls SPK), 206 Beverley St, Toronto, ON

June 16-17, 2023

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is thrilled to invite you to join us in Toronto from June 16 to 17 for IJV’s 15th Anniversary Conference: Anti-racist solidarity and the fight for justice in Palestine. The conference will take place Friday-Saturday followed by our 2023 IJV Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 18. The AGM will be hybrid in-person and online with the option to join via Zoom.

The conference is open to the general public, while the AGM is open to registered IJV members and supporters only. Note that you must register for the conference and AGM separately.

We cannot be more excited to reunite in person and fuel our movement for the years to come.

Some of the confirmed speakers include Desmond Cole, Shree Paradkar, Joy Henderson, Michele Landsberg, Mitchell Plitnick, Shatha Ayman, b.h. Yael, Azeezah Kanji and many more! See the Speaker bios page for more info.

We will be hearing from activists, scholars, journalists and organizers about the intersection of anti-racism and Palestine solidarity and new strategies for action within Jewish communities.

We are in a crucial moment of political change and movement-building. As the new Israeli government loses legitimacy, the IHRA working definition of antisemitism is being pushed as an “anti-racist” strategy to shield Israel from criticism, all the while fuelling anti-Palestinian racism and isolating the fight against antisemitism from the broader anti-racist movement.

Join the conversation as we learn and strategize ways to centre anti-racism in our solidarity with Palestinians, advance intersectional approaches to combatting antisemitism, and grow Jewish cultural and community work against settler-colonialism and Israeli apartheid.

We hope to see you there!