Transgender activist cancels speech under pressure from pro-Palestinians

By JTA
March 18, 2016 21:11

An African-American transgender activist canceled her scheduled appearance at the Brown University Hillel after anti-Israel protesters criticized her for speaking under the Jewish group’s auspices.

Janet Mock announced Wednesday that she had cancelled her talk scheduled for March 21 at the Providence, Rhode Island Ivy League school, The Brown Daily Herald reported.

Moral Voices, a Jewish student group, had invited her in partnership with the Brown Center for Students of Color, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Sexual Assault Peer Educators and other campus groups, along with the Brown/RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Hillel.


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