Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

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Librarians and Archivists to Palestine Zine (2013). Cover art by Josh MacPhee. Features photographs, collage, drawings, and text by members of the Librarians and Archivists to Palestine, composed during and after their 2013 delegation.

We recently spoke to Vani Natarajan, a librarian at Barnard College in New York City, about her trip as part of a delegation of librarians and archivists to Palestine. The librarians and archivists’ solidarity statement details how they respected the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel during their visit.

Their zine and blog document the lighter side of their trip — check out the page on the cats they came across — as well as the necessary education on how information access and erasure have become a means of war and occupation within the Palestinian context. They “bore witness to a culture of resistance, which in all its myriad forms resoundingly refutes the notion that Palestine does not exist.”

For those in New York City, members of the delegation will be at Interference Archive on Monday, March 3 for a screening and discussion of The Great Book Robbery as a part of Israeli Apartheid Week.

You can read the entire zine below, but make sure to check out the rest of their website (including their rad blog!).

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    […] "We recently spoke to Vani Natarajan, a librarian at Barnard College in New York City, about her trip as part of a delegation of librarians and archivists to Palestine. The librarians and archivists’ solidarity statement details how they respected the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel during their visit.Their zine and blog document the lighter side of their trip — check out the page on the cats they came across — as well as the necessary education on how information access and erasure have become a means of war and occupation within the Palestinian context. They “bore witness to a culture of resistance, which in all its myriad forms resoundingly refutes the notion that Palestine does not exist.”  […]