[Vancouver] Palestine Solidarity Week Including Ilan Pape Speaking!!!
PALESTINE SOLIDARITY WEEK @ UBC
Brought to you by SPHR-UBC (Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights- UBC)
WHEN: March 25th-29th 2008!!!!
More info & posters to come soon....
Tuesday March 25th, and Thursday March 27th
TABLING @ the SUB, southside, outside!
Join us for great resistance music, information, slide shows and more!
Wednesday March 26th 2008
MOVIE SHOWING: Arna's Children
Arna Mer-Khamis, a Palestinian Jewish woman, was a legendary activist for the rights of the Palestinian people. During the First Intifada she helped establish a children's theatre group in Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, teaching children to express themselves through acting. Her son Juliano, a director for the group, filmed Arna working with the children over a 6-year period. Following Arna's death, he returns to the camp to find out what became of the young refugees. Best Documentary Feature winner at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
Thursday March 27th, 2008
Lecture and Discussion with JON ELMER
SUB 207/209 12:30-2 pm
Topic: Gaza, Gaza, Gaza.
Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance writer and photojournalist specializing in the Middle East. He has researched and reported from the West Bank and Gaza Strip - based in Jenin and Gaza City - during the al-Aqsa intifada (2003), following Israel's "disengagement" from the Gaza Strip (2005), and during the sanctions regime and factional strife (2007).
He will have a short lecture in regards to developments since the disengagement from Gaza, and the recent siege from the past few weeks. He will also touch on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. We will also have the opportunity to see a slideshow of his photography. There will then be a discussion and Q & A.
Friday March 28th, 2008
Presentation by EVA BARTLETT
SUB 207/209. 12pm-2pm
Eva Bartlett is an independent Canadian who spent 8 months in the occupied West Bank as a human rights volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a Palestinian-led movement active since 2002 and committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles. From May until late December 2007, Eva joined ISM in delivering food and negotiating passage for Palestinian civilians past invading soldiers and sharp-shooters during Israeli-army imposed curfews, also documenting the army’s use of tear gas, sound grenades, and live ammunition against unarmed Palestinians. She also witnessed land annexation, settler attacks, and Israeli army brutality and abuse of power. Since departing at the end of December, 2007, she continues as a volunteer editor for a journalist from Gaza, a collaboration which over the past year has rendered the siege on Gaza painfully vivid. She will talk of some of her experiences and of the profound humanity, dignity, and kindness that she found amongst Palestinians under Occupation, as well as of the brave Israeli peace activists that work alongside Palestinians to end the Occupation and bring forth justice to Palestinians.
Shisha, Shai & Dessert
SUB 2nd floor, Outside Patio
7pm – 9pm
Join us for a social event with shisha, shai and dessert to celebrate Palestinian Culture with a great people, music, and food! Tickets are $5 beforehand, and $7 at the door! Shisha & Shai is included in the door price, and Desserts will be on sale at the event at cheap prices in order to fundraise money for our club & Palestine. To reserve tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to one of our members – or visit us at any of the events or tabling during the week!
Saturday March 29th, 2008
ILAN PAPPE Lecture & Book signing!
Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch, Alice Mackay room, lower level. 350 W. Georgia st. (at Homer)
Admission by donation. Recommended $10-15. This is a unique opportunity to hear renowned Israeli historian Dr. Ilan Pappe speak about his recent book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Dr. Pappe, whose parents fled Nazi Germany, received his Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford and was senior Lecturer of Political Science at Haifa University. He is currently Chair of the Department of History at the University of Exeter and has authored many books and articles about the history of Palestine and Israel. Vancouver Event is sponsored by SPHR, NECEF, Canada Palestine Support Network, Jews for a Just Peace, and Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
Copies of Ilan Pappe’s book will be on sale at the event!