Exploring the Apartheid Paradigm

October 23rd, 2008 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Tadamon!

    Human Rights Law and Palestine/Israel.

    part of Culture Shock 2008

    MONDAY NOVEMBER 10 18h30
    Leacock Building, Room 232
    855 Sherbrooke Street
    McGill University

presentations from:

NOURA ERAKAT is a Palestinian activist and lawyer. Upon graduating from Berkeley law school, she worked as the National Grassroots Organizer and Legal Advocate at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. While at the US Campaign she also developed and published an Anti-Apartheid Framework Training Curriculum. She has also appeared on national and international television programs including Al Jazeera International, MSNBC, HBO’s “Politically Incorrect” and Fox’s “the O’Reilly Factor.”

DINA AWAD is a first year law student at McGill University in Montreal. She was previously working as the International Relations Coordinator for the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, living in Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. During her undergraduate years at McGill (2002-2006) Dina was active in Palestine/Israel dialogue endeavors, notably culminating with her work as senior editor and producer of the Yalla Journal: a youth response to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. She has freelanced for NOW Magazine, the Electronic Intifada, en.v magazine and has interned at the International Middle East Media Center in Bethlehem.

SOPHIE SCHOEN is a community organizer and activist with ASSÉ, a Quebec-wide student union representing over 40,000 members. ASSÉ was critically involved in the Quebec-wide student strike in 2005 and has been critical in bringing forward the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid in the Quebec student movement, including passing a resolution to support the international campaign in 2008 and becoming the first major student union in Quebec or in Canada to support the international boycott campaign against Israeli apartheid.

moderator: Scott Weinstein of Independent Jewish Voices

As part of the international mobilization to mark the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) and the 6th international week against the apartheid wall.

sponsored by: SPHR McGill, Tadamon, QPIRG McGill

Culture Shock is two weeks of events aimed at exploring our cultural myths, particularly those surrounding immigrant, refugee, and racialised communities. Through panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, and a keynote speaker, we’ll explore the dynamic nature of culture and challenge liberal discourses around multiculturalism.

Culture Shock is a collaborative effort by the McGill Anti-Racist Coalition (MARC), Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG McGill), and Student Society of McGill University (SSMU). For the full schedule visit QPIRG.

for childcare or translation please call QPIRG (514-398-7432) 48 hours in advance.

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