Bay Area Artists Tell Out In Israel to get OUT Of San Francisco Again!
Out In Israel is a month-long festival taking place throughout the Bay Area during April 2010. It includes a Hebrew language LGBT film series, theatrical and musical performances by prominent Israeli artists, cooking demonstrations, art exhibitions, literary readings, and panels discussions on LGBT culture in Israel and Zionist perspectives. Out In Israel breaks the Cultural and Academic Boycott called for in 2005 by Palestinian civil society as it attempts to pinkwash Israeli racism.
When Out In Israel attendees arrived on April 17 for a Dance Performance at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, they were greeted with an installation calling out Israel and the the festival and in support recent divestment initiatives at nearby U.C. Berkeley.