Montreal: Israeli Apartheid Week 2011

February 12th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Culture, Palestine, Events
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    7th annual Israeli Apartheid Week | March 8-15th, 2011

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A week of conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

Tuesday, March 8th

Demonstration: Solidarity with Palestinian Women!
BDS contingent in the International Women’s Day march

18h Cabot Square
corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine

Look for the contingent with Palestinian flags & BDS banner.
Bring your own flags, signs & noisemakers!

March 7-11 ongoing

Exhibition: Palestine, People, and History
Concordia University
Library Building Atrium
1400 de Maisonneuve west

The exhibition will encompass Palestine’s history and culture. Life in Palestine will be presented dating from pre-1948 to current life under Apartheid. A comprehensive presentation to help one understand the current situation and how one can help. A space will be dedicated to run documentary films with scheduled times, schedule TBA.

Wednesday, March 9th

Keynote Speaker: Ali Abunimah
journalist & author, founder of Electronic Intifada

One Country: A Bold Proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
6:30pm McGill University
Bronfman building
1001 Sherbrooke west, room 151

Thursday, March 10th

Panel discussion: From Revolt to Change:
Are the cases of Egypt and Tunisia a first step towards justice and self-determination in the region?

speakers: Rachad Antonius, Harun Bouazzi
6:30pm @ UQAM (exact details to come)

Sunday, March 13th

Artists Against Apartheid XV

Kaie Kellough
The Narcicyst
Remi Kanazi
Jason ‘Blackbird’ Selman
Meryem Saci / Nantali Indongo

Monday, March 14th

Workshop: Canadian Campaign Against the Racist Jewish National Fund (JNF)
presented by Independent Jewish Voices – Montreal
4pm | Location TBA

Monday, March 14th

Film Screening with Cinema Politica

“This Palestinian Life” & “Israel vs. Israel”
Documentary films focused on Palestinian & Israeli resistance to apartheid
7pm | Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve west, room H-110

Tuesday, March 15th

closing panel:

Decolonization Begins at Home
Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism in Canada and Palestine

7pm | Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve west, room H-110

speakers

Clifton Nicholas
Mohawk activist from Kanehsatake involved in current anti-mining struggles

Audrey Redman
Journalist, writer, and residential school survivor

Clayton Thomas-Muller
Indigenous Environmental Network campaigner against the Alberta Tar Sands

Accessibility

– All speaking events & workshops will have whisper translation from English-French

– Entry to the events is by donation (pay what you can) unless otherwise noted

– All events are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted

– Childcare is available for most events.
Please email us 48 hours in advance at iaw-mtl(at)riseup.net

Once again this year, Montreal will join over 40 cities worldwide to mark the 7th annual Israeli Apartheid Week. The theme of this year’s IAW is “BDS on Campus: From Education to Action”. While the BDS campaign has made incredible strides worldwide since the initial call to action in 2005, it is clear that the road ahead is a long one. Yet the incredible popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have shown the world that justice and freedom are well within reach if the people will it. As we strive for a free Palestine and social justice for all in the Middle-East, we will evaluate concretely what steps need to be taken to build more solidarity on our campuses.

This year, IAW events will be taking place at McGill, Concordia, UQAM, as well as other locations around the city. The events are open to everyone, and most are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you there!

Support Israeli Apartheid Week 2011!

If you are an individual who would like to get involved in IAW, or if you would like to make a donation to support the organizing efforts, please get in touch with us at iaw-mtl(at)riseup.net or 514-848-7583.

If you are part of an organization, union, or collective that would like to endorse IAW, please email us at iaw-mtl(at)riseup.net.

Israeli Apartheid Week is organized by the following groups: Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (McGill and Concordia), Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG McGill and Concordia), Tadamon, 2110 Centre, and the Coalition for Justice in Palestine- UQAM

Free free Palestine!

iaw-mtl(at)riseup.net | 514-848-7583
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www.iawmontreal.org

2 Comments »

I completely agree – at one point we should stop islamic terrorist movement.
Al-Qaida, Hamas and Fath should stop terror over simple palestinian people.
We have to say STOP to import of ammunition from Egypt and Lebanon.
Hezbollah should not influence democratic elections in band of Gaza

Comment by Patrick — March 11th, 2011 @ 11:45 PM

When are you going to have a Saudi Arabia Apartheid Week. The most apartheid nation on the face of the planet. When hell freezes over?

Comment by Susan — March 14th, 2011 @ 2:52 PM

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