Tonight I saw Judith Butler speak at U of T in support of a boycott of all Israeli firms towards 3 demands: End the Occupation, Equal Rights for Palestinian Citizens of Israel, and the Right of Return. Except I didn’t really see Judith Butler, because I was at the front of the line when they stopped letting people into the room – arriving nearly 2 hours early was not good enough to ensure a seat. But, we had a great, if strange view in the overflow room. Many people were turned away even from that – the room held 250 people, and the overflow room 150. About 900 showed up. I feel the sheer number of people who showed up is significant.
I’ll write a comprehensive summery/analysis of her talk, but I’m too tired right now and I’ve got to teach in the morning. Hopefully I can bring this to you guys tomorrow afternoon.