From February 1 – 5, the University of Alberta International will be hosting International Week 2010. There are two sessions during the week which focus on Palestine, one presented by PSN.
International Solidarity Movements in Palestine:
Reports from the Field
Friday, February 5 (1:00 PM – 1:50 PM)
TELUS Centre 134
Sheryle Carlson, Ev Hamdon and Scott Harris, Palestine Solidarity Network
International solidarity movements continue to play a key role in supporting Palestinian human rights and self-determination. Through photos and short films three Edmontonians who have recently travelled to Palestine to volunteer and work with solidarity movements in the Occupied Territories will explore the reality of the situation in Palestine and the role of Canadian solidarity movements in ensuring human rights for the people of Palestine.
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Gaza, West Bank and Lebanon Development and Relief Projects
Wednesday, February 3 (4:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
TELUS Centre 236/238
Nathan Deisman and Vanesa Ali, HumanServe International
HumanServe International is an Edmonton-based volunteer group which has been working on development projects with local partners in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon since 1994. Case studies will illustrate Humanserve’s model for creating successful projects, as well as pitfalls encountered when operating outside of this model.
The full program guide for iWeek 2010 is available online.