Montreal: Israeli Apartheid Week 2010

February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine, Quebec
    6th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week


    March 4-11, 2010 – Montreal

Join us and over 40 cities around the world this year in marking the 6th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). IAW is a week of lectures, workshops, film screenings, and cultural events to educate about Israel/Palestine, and also to give momentum to the growing campaign of Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. Events in Montreal will take place at UQAM, Concordia, McGill, and other locations around the city. Full schedule of events is below!

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full event schedule

* Thursday, March 4
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
celebrating the successes and overcoming
the challenges of the BDS Movement against Israeli Apartheid

McGill University
3480 University Street
McConnell Engineering building
room 204 | 18h30

featured speakers
Kate Raphael (Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, San Francisco)
Shadi Rohana (Alternative Information Centre, Jerusalem)
Dave Bleakney (Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ottawa)
introduced by Nina Amrov (SPHR)

* Friday, March 5
Exposing Israeli Apartheid: Lessons From South Africa to Palestine

McGill University
3480 University Street
McConnell Engineering building
room 204 | 18h30

featured speakers
Noura Erakat (US Campaign to end the Occupation)
Na’eem Jeenah (South African anti-apartheid activist)
introduced by Tala Al-Jabri (SPHR-McGill)

* Sunday, March 7
Resisting Apartheid from Turtle Island to Palestine: Indigenous youth speak out!
UQAM, 400 Ste-Catherine east, AM-050 | 15h

featured speakers
Melissa Franklin, Marei Spaola, Jodi Voice
7th Generation Indigenous Visionaries, Kansas, USA

Monday, March 8
International Women’s Day march – Palestine solidarity contingent

17h30, Cabot Square
(corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine)

* Monday, March 8
Cinema Politica film screening

Checkpoint Rock Songs from Palestine
Up Front Three Palestinian Women
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve west, H110, 19h30

* Tuesday, March 9
What is Israeli Apartheid? The Role of Canada in perpetuating Israeli apartheid
UQAM, 320 Ste-Catherine east, DS M280 | 18h

featured speakers
Vincent Romani (Professor of political science, UQAM)
Lorraine Guay (Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine)

* Wednesday, March 10
Between Oppression and Empowerment
Palestinian citizens of Israel under apartheid
Concordia, D.B. Clarke Theatre
19h 1455 de Maisonneuve west (basement)

featured speakers
Jamal Zahalka (Palestinian-Israeli member of the Knesset)
introduced by Kawtare Bihya (CJP-UQAM) and Jihad El-Salah (SPHR-Concordia)

* Thursday, March 11
Speak Up for Palestine! cultural event
Club Lambi, 4465 St-Laurent blvd.
8pm, $10-15 (venue not wheelchair accessible)

featured performers
Abeer (hip-hop, Palestine!)
Rami Kanazi (spoken word, New York City)
Rich Siegel (jazz piano, New York City)
Ghada Chehade (spoken word)
Moody Mo (hip-hop)
Sikh Knowledge (hip-hop)

note on accessibility: All event venues are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted. All events will have whisper translation available between french and english. Childcare will be provided at some events – please contact us at iaw-mtl(at) for more details.

if you would like to volunteer with IAW, make a donation, or endorse IAW, please get in touch with us at iaw-mtl(at)

Israeli Apartheid Week Montreal 2010 is endorsed by the following organizations:

Al-Hidaya Association
Association facultaire de sciences humaines UQAM (AFESH-UQAM)
Arab Law Students Association McGill
Centre for Philippine Concerns
Centre 2110
CKUT Radio
Coalition pour la Justice en Palestine UQAM (CJP-UQAM)
Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP)
Collectif de recherche sur l’autonomie collective (CRAC)
College and University Workers United (CUWU)
Concordia Sikh Student Association
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-STTP)
D’abord Solidaires
Independent Jewish Voices Montreal
Muslim Students Association McGill
No One Is Illegal Montreal
Not In Our Name Concordia
la Pointe Libertaire
Presence Musulmane
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG-Concordia)
Solidarity Across Borders
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR-Concordia / SPHR-McGill
Women of Diverse Origins

Free Palestine!
we look forward to seeing you at Israeli Apartheid Week 2010 in Montreal

IAW Montreal organizing committee


ShalomLife did an interesting article on the Apertheid…

Comment by Dillon — February 16th, 2010 @ 4:02 PM

Go Tadamon Go

Comment by Raseil — March 2nd, 2010 @ 12:12 AM

Palestine should be one secular state with the right of return for all Palestinians and limited immigration of further jews into Palestine. Demilitarize

“People who coöperate don’t kill each
other or make other people miserable.”

2012 – a.c.

Comment by Trevor Goodger-Hill — March 3rd, 2010 @ 4:41 PM

Baiting and bashing don’t solve much. Join the Pax evolution. Check out, Pax101 on Facebook, or follow,.

Comment by Pax R. — March 4th, 2010 @ 7:20 PM

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