March 24 IAW 2016 Event

BDS, Dissidence, and the Fight for Free Speech
Featuring Nisha Nath and Dax D’Orazio
Thursday, March 24 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 1-190
SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

On February 22 the Parliament of Canada passed by a margin of 229-51 (with 57 absences or abstentions) a Conservative motion to “reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement” and “call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.”

The motion was the just the latest in a string of international moves aimed at slowing the rapid growth of support for the global Palestinian-led BDS movement. More than two dozen nation, state, or local laws against BDS have been put forward in the United States since 2015, the UK recently banned publicly funded institutions from participating in BDS, and Israel itself has had an anti-BDS law in place since 2011.

But these official moves are just the most recent attack on free speech related to BDS. For years, BDS campaigns by Palestinian solidarity activists on university campuses have been stifled or silenced by anti-boycott campaigns.

This panel will explore the aims of the BDS movement, official reactions to it, the relevance of the anti-BDS backlash in the context of increasingly neoliberal and militarized spheres of power, and what the implications are for broader movements of marginalized/oppressed/dissident people’s movements and free speech.

* While PSN cannot provide childcare for this event, this event is child inclusive so children of all ages are welcome in the room during the panel.

Nisha Nath is a long-time supporter of Palestine Solidarity Network-Edmonton and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Nisha is also a contributing editor with Voices-voix and the Dissent, Democracy and the Law Research Network. Her research looks at race, security, dissent and citizenship in Canada.

Dax D’Orazio is former member of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at Carleton University in Ottawa, which campaigned for the university to divest its pension fund from four companies complicit in human rights violations in Palestine. He is now a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.


Getting There

The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) is located on the southwest corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street on the University of Alberta campus (map). ECHA is adjacent to the Jubliee Auditorium.

The building’s north entrance is closest to Room 1-190.

Parking

Parking is available at the Jubilee car park (map) and just across the street on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street the Education car park (map).

Transit

Take the LRT to the Health Sciences Centre Station, which is located just south of ECHA.

Take Edmonton transit to the 114 Street and 89 Avenue stop of the University of Alberta bus loop (map) and walk just south to ECHA.

Cycling

Ample bicycle parking is located near the north entrance of ECHA.

March 23 IAW 2016 Event

The Wanted 18
Film Screening
Wednesday, March 23 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Education Centre South, Room 129
87 Avenue & 113 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

It’s 1987, and the first Palestinian Intifada (uprising) against the Israeli occupation is spreading across the West Bank.

Residents of the village of Beit Sahour want local alternatives to Israeli goods, including milk, which they’ve been buying from an Israeli company. Activists in the town decide to create a co-operative dairy farm, and purchase 18 cows from an Israeli kibbutz and transport them to the West Bank.

And so begins the strange story of the 18 cows.

After some trial and error, the newly minted “lactivists” succeed, the population comes to depend on the “Intifada milk,” and the cows become a symbol of freedom and resistance. But soon the illegal cows, cherished by the Palestinians, were being sought by the Israeli army and declared “a threat to the State of Israel.”

Will the Wanted 18 live to milk another day?

With humour and passion, this film captures the spirit of the First Intifada through the personal experiences of those who lived it. Acclaimed Palestinian artist Amer Shomali illustrated The Wanted 18 and co-directed it with veteran Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan, combining stop-motion animation, interviews, drawings and archival material to bring to life one of the strangest chapters in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Poignant and thought-provoking, humorous and serious, it shows the power of grassroots activism, peaceful resistance and courage.

National Film Board of Canada, 2014, 75 minutes


Getting There

Education Centre South is located on 87 Avenue at 113 Street on the University of Alberta campus (map).

Parking

Parking is available the Education car park (map), located just west of Education South on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street.

Transit

Take the LRT or Edmonton transit to the University Station and walk one block south to Education Centre south (map).

Cycling

Ample bicycle parking is located near the east entrance of Education Centre South.

March 22 IAW 2016 Event

Witnessing Apartheid: Activist Experiences in Palestine
Featuring Eoin Murray, Dawn Waring, and Carmen Jarrah
Tuesday, March 22 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 1-190
SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

The reality of the Palestinian experience of Israeli apartheid is seen by most Canadians through the lens of mainstream media coverage and, increasingly, hasbara-driven misrepresentations of the situation in Palestine/Israel. Experiencing the plight of Palestinians first-hand offers an entirely different – and much more realistic – understanding of the conflict.

This panel will feature the voices, experiences, and reflections of three Edmonton activists – Eoin Murray, Dawn Waring, and Carmen Jarrah – who have recently returned from their own individual visits to Gaza, the West Bank, and Occupied East Jerusalem.

Carmen Taha Jarrah is a local writer who retired recently from a 35-year career writing and editing professional communications for government. She is a peace activist, local and international volunteer and has travelled widely in the Middle East, including making multiple visits to Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories.

She is the author of the book, Smuggled Stories from the Holy Land, which was published last March, and based on her experiences as a member of the Arab Jewish Women’s Peace Coalition from Edmonton and as a volunteer picking olives for Palestinians.

Dawn Waring has been to Palestine and Israel numerous times, including co-leading exposure trips to the region in 2009 and 2012. With the support of the United Church of Canada, in mid-December she returned from her third three-month term with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (2012, 2013, and 2015). She is a committed activist for peace with justice.

Eoin Murray is an Irish author who lived in Gaza during the Second Intifada. He recently returned from his latest trip to both Gaza, the West Bank, and Occupied East Jerusalem.


Getting There

The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) is located on the southwest corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street on the University of Alberta campus (map). ECHA is adjacent to the Jubliee Auditorium.

The building’s north entrance is closest to Room 1-190.

Parking

Parking is available at the Jubilee car park (map) and just across the street on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street the Education car park (map).

Transit

Take the LRT to the Health Sciences Centre Station, which is located just south of ECHA.

Take Edmonton transit to the 114 Street and 89 Avenue stop of the University of Alberta bus loop (map) and walk just south to ECHA.

Cycling

Ample bicycle parking is located near the north entrance of ECHA.

March 21 IAW 2016 Event

Apartheid in Palestine
Featuring Dr. Ghada Ageel
Monday, March 21 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 1-190
SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

Despite its use by former US Presidents, South African activists, and even Israeli government officials to describe the situation faced by Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank, Occupied East Jerusalem and Israel proper (’48 Palestinians), the term “Israeli apartheid” is still routinely attacked as an unfair framing of the conflict.

Based on her newly released book, Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences, Dr. Ghada Ageel will look at the use of the term apartheid to describe the Palestinian experience under occupation, looking at both the analogy to South African apartheid and the formal definition of apartheid as enshrined in international law.

Dr. Ghada Ageel is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and a columnist for the Middle East Eye, an online news portal based in London, England. A third-generation Palestinian refugee, Ghada was born and raised in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip. She holds a PhD and MA in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter and a BA in Education from the Islamic University of Gaza.

She is the contributing editor to the new book Apartheid In Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences, published in January by the University of Alberta Press. Dr. Ageel’s work has also been widely published in numerous newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Hill, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The Journal for Palestine Studies, Palestine Chronicle, and many Arabic newspapers throughout the Middle East.


Getting There

The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) is located on the southwest corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street on the University of Alberta campus (map). ECHA is adjacent to the Jubliee Auditorium.

The building’s north entrance is closest to Room 1-190.

Parking

Parking is available at the Jubilee car park (map) and just across the street on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street the Education car park (map).

Transit

Take the LRT to the Health Sciences Centre Station, which is located just south of ECHA.

Take Edmonton transit to the 114 Street and 89 Avenue stop of the University of Alberta bus loop (map) and walk just south to ECHA.

Cycling

Ample bicycle parking is located near the north entrance of ECHA.

Edmonton Israeli Apartheid Week 2016

 

MARCH 21 – 24, 2016 ** ALL EVENTS FREE **

Palestine Solidarity Network presents a week of presentations, film screenings, and panel discussions in solidarity with Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid policies, and to raise awareness about the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

All IAW 2016 events are open to everyone, and are free of charge. Directions on how to get to the venues is below.

Edmonton IAW 2016 is organized by Palestine Solidarity Network with support from Independent Jewish Voices-Alberta, the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR), and the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG).

For information about Israeli Apartheid Week events around the world, visit apartheidweek.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 21

Apartheid in Palestine
Featuring Dr. Ghada Ageel
Monday, March 21 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 1-190
SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

Despite its use by former US Presidents, South African activists, and even Israeli government officials to describe the situation faced by Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank, Occupied East Jerusalem and Israel proper (’48 Palestinians), the term “Israeli apartheid” is still routinely attacked as an unfair framing of the conflict.

Based on her newly released book, Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences, Dr. Ghada Ageel will look at the use of the term apartheid to describe the Palestinian experience under occupation, looking at both the analogy to South African apartheid and the formal definition of apartheid as enshrined in international law.

Dr. Ghada Ageel is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and a columnist for the Middle East Eye, an online news portal based in London, England. A third-generation Palestinian refugee, Ghada was born and raised in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip. She holds a PhD and MA in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter and a BA in Education from the Islamic University of Gaza.

She is the contributing editor to the new book Apartheid In Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences, published in January by the University of Alberta Press. Dr. Ageel’s work has also been widely published in numerous newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Hill, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The Journal for Palestine Studies, Palestine Chronicle, and many Arabic newspapers throughout the Middle East.


TUESDAY, MARCH 22

Witnessing Apartheid: Activist Experiences in Palestine
Featuring Eoin Murray, Dawn Waring, and Carmen Jarrah
Tuesday, March 22 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 1-190
SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

The reality of the Palestinian experience of Israeli apartheid is seen by most Canadians through the lens of mainstream media coverage and, increasingly, hasbara-driven misrepresentations of the situation in Palestine/Israel. Experiencing the plight of Palestinians first-hand offers an entirely different – and much more realistic – understanding of the conflict.

This panel will feature the voices, experiences, and reflections of three Edmonton activists – Eoin Murray, Dawn Waring, and Carmen Jarrah – who have recently returned from their own individual visits to Gaza, the West Bank, and Occupied East Jerusalem.

Carmen Taha Jarrah is a local writer who retired recently from a 35-year career writing and editing professional communications for government. She is a peace activist, local and international volunteer and has travelled widely in the Middle East, including making multiple visits to Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories.

She is the author of the book, Smuggled Stories from the Holy Land, which was published last March, and based on her experiences as a member of the Arab Jewish Women’s Peace Coalition from Edmonton and as a volunteer picking olives for Palestinians.

Dawn Waring has been to Palestine and Israel numerous times, including co-leading exposure trips to the region in 2009 and 2012. With the support of the United Church of Canada, in mid-December she returned from her third three-month term with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (2012, 2013, and 2015). She is a committed activist for peace with justice.

Eoin Murray is an Irish author who lived in Gaza during the Second Intifada. He recently returned from his latest trip to both Gaza, the West Bank, and Occupied East Jerusalem.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

The Wanted 18
Film Screening
Wednesday, March 23 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Education Centre South, Room 129
87 Avenue & 113 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

It’s 1987, and the first Palestinian Intifada (uprising) against the Israeli occupation is spreading across the West Bank.

Residents of the village of Beit Sahour want local alternatives to Israeli goods, including milk, which they’ve been buying from an Israeli company. Activists in the town decide to create a co-operative dairy farm, and purchase 18 cows from an Israeli kibbutz and transport them to the West Bank.

And so begins the strange story of the 18 cows.

After some trial and error, the newly minted “lactivists” succeed, the population comes to depend on the “Intifada milk,” and the cows become a symbol of freedom and resistance. But soon the illegal cows, cherished by the Palestinians, were being sought by the Israeli army and declared “a threat to the State of Israel.”

Will the Wanted 18 live to milk another day?

With humour and passion, this film captures the spirit of the First Intifada through the personal experiences of those who lived it. Acclaimed Palestinian artist Amer Shomali illustrated The Wanted 18 and co-directed it with veteran Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan, combining stop-motion animation, interviews, drawings and archival material to bring to life one of the strangest chapters in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Poignant and thought-provoking, humorous and serious, it shows the power of grassroots activism, peaceful resistance and courage.

National Film Board of Canada, 2014, 75 minutes


THURSDAY, MARCH 24

BDS, Dissidence, and the Fight for Free Speech
Featuring Nisha Nath and Dax D’Orazio
Thursday, March 24 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 1-190
SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street, U of A campus (map)

RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

On February 22 the Parliament of Canada passed by a margin of 229-51 (with 57 absences or abstentions) a Conservative motion to “reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement” and “call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.”

The motion was the just the latest in a string of international moves aimed at slowing the rapid growth of support for the global Palestinian-led BDS movement. More than two dozen nation, state, or local laws against BDS have been put forward in the United States since 2015, the UK recently banned publicly funded institutions from participating in BDS, and Israel itself has had an anti-BDS law in place since 2011.

But these official moves are just the most recent attack on free speech related to BDS. For years, BDS campaigns by Palestinian solidarity activists on university campuses have been stifled or silenced by anti-boycott campaigns.

This panel will explore the aims of the BDS movement, official reactions to it, the relevance of the anti-BDS backlash in the context of increasingly neoliberal and militarized spheres of power, and what the implications are for broader movements of marginalized/oppressed/dissident people’s movements and free speech.

* While PSN cannot provide childcare for this event, this event is child inclusive so children of all ages are welcome in the room during the panel.

Nisha Nath is a long-time supporter of Palestine Solidarity Network-Edmonton and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Nisha is also a contributing editor with Voices-voix and the Dissent, Democracy and the Law Research Network. Her research looks at race, security, dissent and citizenship in Canada.

Dax D’Orazio is former member of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at Carleton University in Ottawa, which campaigned for the university to divest its pension fund from four companies complicit in human rights violations in Palestine. He is now a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.


GETTING THERE

For events on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) is located on the southwest corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street on the University of Alberta campus (map). ECHA is adjacent to the Jubliee Auditorium.

The building’s north entrance is closest to Room 1-190.

Parking

Parking is available at the Jubilee car park (map) and just across the street on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street the Education car park (map).

Transit

Take the LRT to the Health Sciences Centre Station, which is located just south of ECHA.

Take Edmonton transit to the 114 Street and 89 Avenue stop of the University of Alberta bus loop (map) and walk just south to ECHA.

Cycling

Ample bicycle parking is located near the north entrance of ECHA.

For Wednesday‘s event: Education Centre South is located on 87 Avenue at 113 Street on the University of Alberta campus (map).

Parking

Parking is available the Education car park (map), located just west of Education South on the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 114 Street.

Transit

Take the LRT or Edmonton transit to the University Station and walk one block south to Education Centre south (map).

Cycling

Ample bicycle parking is located near the east entrance of Education Centre South.

Vue Weekly article on Corries IAW 2013 keynote

This week’s Vue Weekly features an interview with IAW keynotes Craig and Cindy Corrie and a discussion of Edmonton’s Fifth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week.

What happened in Gaza
Parents of deceased activist Rachel Corrie to keynote Israeli Apartheid Week

Rebecca Medel / rebecca@vueweekly.com

Cindy Corrie says she’ll always remember the first night her daughter Rachel called home from Gaza, where she was protesting Israeli occupation of Palestinian land with the International Solidarity Movement.

“Her voice trembled when she asked if we could hear the shelling outside. And she was staying in the same house when she made that call; that was the house that she stood in front of when she was killed,” Cindy says. “But then during the weeks that followed she connected with the Palestinians and became so connected to the people and the children and the families that she was working with. We saw her confidence grow and I think ours did, too.”

Rachel was killed on March 16, 2003,  less than two months after her arrival in Rafah, when she stood in front of a Palestinian home that was to be demolished. An Israeli bulldozer scooped her up in a pile of dirt and then ran her over, fracturing her body and skull. Fellow activists dug her out of the dirt and held her head straight as they waited for an ambulance, but Rachel died in the hospital half an hour later. Continue reading “Vue Weekly article on Corries IAW 2013 keynote”

Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 Full Schedule

THE FIFTH ANNUAL EDMONTON
ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
MARCH 4 – 8, 2013

*** ALL EVENTS FREE ***

Palestine Solidarity Network presents a week of presentations, workshops, film screenings, and cultural events in solidarity with Palestine and to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid. All IAW 2013 events are open to everyone, and are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you there!

Edmonton IAW 2013 is organized by Palestine Solidarity Network and supported by the Canada Palestine Cultural Association, Faculty 4 Palestine Alberta, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), the Breath in Poetry Collective, and Independent Jewish Voices.

Please help PSN to spread the word about Israeli Apartheid Week by forwarding this information to your networks, inviting friends to the Facebook events, and sending information out to your Twitter followers. Continue reading “Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 Full Schedule”

Fifth Annual Edmonton Israeli Apartheid Week

The full schedule for Edmonton’s Fifth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), March 4 – 8, 2013 is now available!

First launched in Toronto in 2005, Israeli Apartheid Week has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year’s IAW was incredibly successful, with 216 cities participating. The Israeli Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs has even announced it will be dispatching “envoys” around the world in an attempt to undermine the week.

This year, Palestinians have endured another massacre in Gaza, the enlargement of illegal Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine, increased settler violence and ongoing daily indignities and brutality under occupation. Hence our role in the international community to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is more important than ever. This year’s IAW will highlight many faces involved in the Palestinian struggle, from the periphery and the centre, from the diaspora to diplomats, Indigenous groups in solidarity to Palestinian professors, highlighting the many levels of resistance to Israeli apartheid.

IAW 2013 will also take special care to voice the narrative of the changing regional context. Around the world, people are standing in solidarity with each other in struggles for democracy, equity, human rights and economic justice. The resolve of Palestinians as they continue their 64-year struggle against colonization, occupation and apartheid has provided inspiration for movements struggling for freedom, justice and equality around the world. Palestine, too, will be free.

IAW 2013 Edmonton highlights include:

Keynote presentation by Cindy & Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed 10 years ago in March 2003 defending a Palestinian homes from destruction by the Israeli Defense Forces

Palestinian-American poet and activist Remi Kanazi speaking on the cultural and academic boycott movement

Idle No More to Occupation No More: a panel discussion on the connections between grassroots Indigenous movements and the role of solidarity activists from Turtle Island to Palestine

Artists Against Apartheid poetry night at Rouge Lounge, featuring local poets and a guest set of spoken work by Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi

A film screening of the award-winning documentary Roadmap to Apartheid, and discussion of the parallels and differences between the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and Palestine

A presentation of women’s voices from the Palestinian diaspora to mark International Women’s Day (March 8, 2013)

 

Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 full schedule

 

*** Check out the full schedule for IAW 2013 ***

THE FOURTH ANNUAL EDMONTON ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
MARCH 5 – 13, 2012

*** ALL EVENTS FREE ***

Palestine Solidarity Network-U of A presents seven days of presentations, workshops, film screenings, and cultural events in solidarity with Palestine and to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid. All IAW 2012 events are open to everyone, and are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you there!

IAW 2012 is organized by Palestine Solidarity Network and endorsed and supported by the Canada Palestine Cultural Association, Independent Jewish Voices, Faculty 4 Palestine Alberta, and Edmonton Small Press Association. Individual sessions are also supported by APIRG, Global Exchange, Feminist Edmonton, and the Breath in Poetry Collective.

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

Back to Basics in Palestine: Redefining Our Relationship to a People’s Struggle
IAW 2012 opening keynote by Ramzy Baroud
Monday, March 5 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Engineering, Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room E 1-013
East of 116 Street between 91 and 92 Avenues

(Click here for map)

Help spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

The Palestinian struggle for justice has transitioned through myriad of historical and political phases, where the political (and, of course, physical) topography of Palestine and the entire region have been altered, time and again. However, from one war to another, from some ‘peace treaty’ to another, and from one state of siege to another, the underpinnings of the conflict have remained unchanged: an anti-colonial struggle for rights, for equality, for freedom, for justice.

As a result of constant redefinitions of the conflict, the solidarity movement has been challenged repeatedly regarding its understanding of the situation in Palestine, which for some turned into an intellectual debate about ideas, theories, and visions. As sincere as these debates have been, they can be distracting, polarizing and confusing, if not entirely removed from the situation in Palestine.

What does active solidarity actually mean, and how can it be achieved with moral consistency? What is our responsibility as civil society regarding our governments’ action or inaction in relation to the conflict? How can we be of direct contribution to aiding rightful Palestinian demands for equality and justice? Do we need to redefine our relationship to the Palestinian struggle altogether in order for us to practically rebalance the iniquitous paradigm that continues to define the relationship between the Palestinian oppressed and the Israeli oppressor?

About Ramzy Baroud:

Palestinian-American journalist, author, editor and former Al-Jazeera producer, Ramzy Baroud taught Mass Communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, and is editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle.

Baroud’s work has been published in hundreds of newspapers and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, Arab News, The Miami Herald, The Japan Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, Asia Times and nearly every English language publication throughout the Middle East. He has contributed to and was cited and referenced in hundreds of books. He has been a guest on many television and radio programs including CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, National Public Radio, Press TV, Al-Jazeera and many other stations.

Ramzy Baroud has been a guest speaker at many top universities around the world, including George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rutgers University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Manchester, University of Ireland, University of Washington, Penn State University and the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa. He has also been a guest speaker at the House of Commons in London. Baroud has spoken and conducted book tours in over twenty countries.

Renowned American scholar, Noam Chomsky said of his work, “Ramzy Baroud’s sensitive, thoughtful, searching writing penetrates to the core of moral dilemmas that their intended audiences evade at their peril. Few are spared his perceptive eye, and only the morally callous will fail to respond to his pleas to look into the mirror honestly, to question comforting beliefs that protect us from facing our elementary responsibilities, and to act to remedy the terrible misery and injustice that he exposes to our view, as we surely can.”

Supported by the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and Faculty 4 Palestine Alberta.

Getting to ETLC:

If you are driving to campus, the most convenient place to park is the Windsor Car Park, located on 116 Street, just north of 92 Avenue. The Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) is located just south of Windsor Car Park.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

Poets Against Apartheid – A Night of Rouge Poetry
Tuesday, March 6 (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Join us at Rouge Lounge for our annual night of spoken word and performance poetry relating the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people. This night will leave you inspired to share the stories of struggle with others and to be part of the growing movement against the injustice of apartheid in Palestine.

Sorry, no minors.

Presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

Women’s Perspectives on Occupation and Apartheid
Featuring Rela Mazali (via Skype), Anat Matar (via Skype), and Ghada Ageel
Wednesday, March 7 (Noon – 2:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 236/238
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Three women — both Israeli and Palestinian — active in solidarity with Palestine will share their stories and perspectives on the occupation and how to move towards a just resolution to the question of Israel/Palestine.

Rela Mazali will focus on the militarization of Israeli society. Militarization — continuous and pervasive — is one of the central processes characterizing society and state in Israel. It is a social-political process which is arguably central to every settler society and state engaged, as all of them are or were, in the systematic displacement, dispossession and subjection of an indigenous population. A society practicing or undergoing militarization maintains a state of readiness for, and acquiescence with or even support for, combat, conflict and war, to which it accordingly consents to allocate a huge chunk of its resources, including the bodies, minds and lives of its children. In order to achieve and reproduce, such acquiescence, support and consent in a militarized society, in order to perpetuate and justify this continual social process, militarization obviously requires an image of The Enemy, a proverbial “other,” which it repeatedly constructs and finds ways of providing. So, for instance, in 2008, after Hamas observed an extended period of ceasefire, it was Israel that decided against a renewal, preferring instead to step up its illegal summary executions of Palestinian leaders. This aspect of militarization is obvious and visible. But it’s only from a feminist perspective that another, vital component of ongoing militarization becomes visible and obvious. Militarization requires and produces not just The Enemy but, in addition, an-Other Other: “Her,” a feminized, idealized image of the vulnerable, soft, gentle, warm woman whom the soldier has to protect. Rela’s talk will outline some of the major implications of militarization in the settler society she is part of and lives in, touching particularly on some of the gendered phenomena in militarized Israeli society. She’ll also talk about the feminist activism resisting the reality of deep-running militarization.

Anat Matar will focus on the issue of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. There are currently over 4000 Palestinian prisoners classified as “security” prisoners in Israeli jails; over 300 of them are administrative detainees, i.e., detainees held in prison without charge or trial – sometimes for years. Anat’s talk will shed some light on political persecution, on the conditions of these prisoners and detainees, on several special groups of prisoners (veteran prisoners – including Israeli citizens, organizers of demonstrations, members of the legislative council), and also on the lack of interest of the Israeli public in this issue. She will also offer a comparison between the Israeli attitude towards Palestinian prisoners and its attitude towards Palestinians in general – since the latter, too, all of them, are taken merely as “threats” rather than autonomous human beings craving for freedom, independence and political self-control.

Ghada Ageel will focus on the impact of military occupation and an apartheid regime on Palestinian people’s basic and fundamental rights to food, life, land, education, health care, parenthood, safety, and freedom. From a woman’s perspective and through lived stories, Ghada will shed light on the odd and oppressive limbo that Palestinians, both in West Bank and besieged Gaza, endure on a daily basis and will tell a tale of a nation that has been made to live with broken hearts, expecting to grieve at any minute.

Among the questions that Ghada will attempt to answer are: What does it mean to be a refugee in one’s own land, stateless with no citizenship, no rights and no power over one’s own or ones family’s lives? What does it mean to be directly connected to an endless conflict that impacts every single aspect of daily life? How does it taste to live under hardship, humiliation and devastation all day/every day? How does it feel to be deprived to see one’s husband, father, brother or son for years and perhaps decades? How possible is it at all to plant seeds of hope amid these exceptional circumstances of suffering and dispossession?

About the speakers:

Rela Mazali is an author, an independent scholar, and a feminist anti-militarist activist from Israel. Active against Israel’s occupation since 1980, one of the founders of the New Profile Movement to Civilize Israeli Society (in 1998) and the Coalition of Women for Peace (in 2000), one of eight women from Israel nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize by the 1,000 Peacewomen project, a member of the Jury of Conscience of the World Tribunal on Iraq in 2005, co-founder and co-coordinator of the disarmament project, Gun Free Kitchen Tables in 2010. Rela’s latest book is Home Archaeology (in Hebrew 2011), and she is also the author of Maps of Women’s Goings and Stayings (2001), WhaNever (in Hebrew 1987). Among her recent articles: “A Call for Livable Futures,” “Telltale Maps: Narrated Resistance in a Jewish Palestinian Contact Zone,” and “Ethnically Constructed Guns and Feminist Anti-Militarism in Israel.” (aia Skype)

Anat Matar is a senior lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and a longtime anti-occupation activist. She presently sits on the steering-committee of Who Profits? – Exposing the Israeli Occupation Industry, and is the chair of the Israeli Committee for the Palestinian Prisoners. She recently edited, along with Adv. Abeer Baker, a collection of analyses and testimonies about Palestinian political prisoners, entitled Threat – Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel. (via Skype)

Dr. Ghada Ageel is a third generation Palestinian refugee. She was born and raised in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip, were she attended high school and completed a BA in Education. In 1999, Ghada won the Jerusalem Studies’ Scholarship of the University of Exeter in Britain, where she completed her Master’s degree in Middle East Politics, and her PhD in Refugees Studies. Sine then, Ghada has worked with several organizations and institutions in Canada, UK and Palestine. She currently lives in Edmonton and works at the Canadian Red Cross.

Also presented as part of Feminist Edmonton’s Feminist Week.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

Occupy the Occupation!
Corporations, Profit and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
IAW 2012 keynote by Dalit Baum
Thursday, March 8 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Engineering, Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room E 2-002
East of 116 Street between 91 and 92 Avenues

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Who has a financial stake in the continued Israeli occupation of Palestine? The talk will provide an introduction to the economy of the Israeli occupation, with a focus on corporate complicity and accountability. Can the 99% influence these economic interests to isolate and weaken the 44-year-old occupation of Palestine? Using examples of economic activism initiatives from all around the world we will discuss this emerging new global movement, its strategies and goals.

Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is a co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace In Israel. During the last five years, Who Profits has become a vital resource for dozens of campaigns around the world, providing information about corporate complicity in the occupation of Palestine.

Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher in Israel, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli universities. As a feminist/ queer activist, she has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democratization movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall and Women in Black.

This year she works out of San Francisco as the regional program coordinator of the Middle East program of AFSC – the American Friends Service Committee- and with the Economic Activism for Palestine Program of Global Exchange, which supports corporate accountability campaigns in the U.S.

Supported by the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and Global Exchange. Also presented as part of Feminist Edmonton’s Feminist Week.

Getting to ETLC:

If you are driving to campus, the most convenient place to park is the Windsor Car Park, located on 116 Street, just north of 92 Avenue. The Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) is located just south of Windsor Car Park.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

From Turtle Island to Palestine: Apartheid, Colonialism and Indigenous Self-Determination
A public lecture and discussion with Mike Krebs
Friday, March 9 (3:30 – 5:00 pm)
Education Centre South Room 128
113 Street and 87 Avenue, U of A Campus

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Mike Krebs is a Vancouver-based Indigenous activist, writer, and researcher of Blackfoot and European descent. He is a founding member of the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign in Vancouver and long-time organizer in the BDS movement. Mike’s research focuses on how Canada’s longstanding support for Israel’s policies of apartheid toward the Palestinian people relates to Canada’s own historic and ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples, and the implications for doing BDS work from within a “fellow” settler society.

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Roadmap to Apartheid
Advance Preview Film Screening
Monday, March 12 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 134
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

About Roadmap to Apartheid:

There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience of Apartheid relevant to conflicts all over the world. Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

Featuring interviews with South Africans, Israelis and Palestinians, Roadmap to Apartheid winds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel, moving from town to town and issue to issue to show why the apartheid analogy is being used with increasing potency. It analyzes the similar historical narratives of the Jewish people and the Afrikaaners to the tight relationship the two governments shared during the apartheid years, and everything in between. The effectiveness of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa is also compared to its effectiveness in the Israeli context to end the occupation, and bring justice and dignity to all.

Narrated by Alice Walker.

Winner of Overall Prize and the Expert Panel Prize in the First International Israeli Apartheid Video Contest, presented by Stop the Wall and ItIsApartheid.

This film is dedicated to Dennis Brutus, an anti-apartheid hero to us all. Rest in Peace, Dennis. Apartheid will end.

For more information visit roadmaptoapartheid.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Poetic Injustice
A night of poetry with Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi
Tuesday, March 13 (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Join us at Rouge Lounge for the closing event of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012: a special night of poetry at Rouge Lounge, featuring acclaimed Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi.

Sorry, no minors.

Presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective

About Remi Kanazi:

Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al isser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and he recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.

Remi is the author of the long-awaited collection Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine, a diverse mix of unabashed resistance poems. Laced with searing indictments of occupation, ethnic cleansing, and war, Remi tackles some of the most important issues facing the world today. The collection also includes forty-eight three-line poems for Palestine and a full-length spoken word poetry CD.

You can find out more about Remi and Poetic Injustice at poeticinjustice.net.

Edmonton Israeli Apartheid Week 2012

The Fourth Annual Edmonton Israeli Apartheid Week will take place from March 5-13, 2012, featuring presentations, workshops, film screenings, and cultural events to raise awareness around the human rights situation in Palestine/Israel and to build support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

Edmonton IAW 2012 will feature Ramzy Baroud, Dalit Baum, and Remi Kanazi.

A full schedule of events in Edmonton is below. You can visit the global site for more information about Israeli Apartheid Week.

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

Back to Basics in Palestine: Redefining Our Relationship to a People’s Struggle
IAW 2012 opening keynote by Ramzy Baroud
Monday, March 5 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Engineering, Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room E 1-013
East of 116 Street between 91 and 92 Avenues

(Click here for map)

Help spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

The Palestinian struggle for justice has transitioned through myriad of historical and political phases, where the political (and, of course, physical) topography of Palestine and the entire region have been altered, time and again. However, from one war to another, from some ‘peace treaty’ to another, and from one state of siege to another, the underpinnings of the conflict have remained unchanged: an anti-colonial struggle for rights, for equality, for freedom, for justice.

As a result of constant redefinitions of the conflict, the solidarity movement has been challenged repeatedly regarding its understanding of the situation in Palestine, which for some turned into an intellectual debate about ideas, theories, and visions. As sincere as these debates have been, they can be distracting, polarizing and confusing, if not entirely removed from the situation in Palestine.

What does active solidarity actually mean, and how can it be achieved with moral consistency? What is our responsibility as civil society regarding our governments’ action or inaction in relation to the conflict? How can we be of direct contribution to aiding rightful Palestinian demands for equality and justice? Do we need to redefine our relationship to the Palestinian struggle altogether in order for us to practically rebalance the iniquitous paradigm that continues to define the relationship between the Palestinian oppressed and the Israeli oppressor?

About Ramzy Baroud:

Palestinian-American journalist, author, editor and former Al-Jazeera producer, Ramzy Baroud taught Mass Communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, and is editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle.

Baroud’s work has been published in hundreds of newspapers and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, Arab News, The Miami Herald, The Japan Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, Asia Times and nearly every English language publication throughout the Middle East. He has contributed to and was cited and referenced in hundreds of books. He has been a guest on many television and radio programs including CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, National Public Radio, Press TV, Al-Jazeera and many other stations.

Ramzy Baroud has been a guest speaker at many top universities around the world, including George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rutgers University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Manchester, University of Ireland, University of Washington, Penn State University and the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa. He has also been a guest speaker at the House of Commons in London. Baroud has spoken and conducted book tours in over twenty countries.

Renowned American scholar, Noam Chomsky said of his work, “Ramzy Baroud’s sensitive, thoughtful, searching writing penetrates to the core of moral dilemmas that their intended audiences evade at their peril. Few are spared his perceptive eye, and only the morally callous will fail to respond to his pleas to look into the mirror honestly, to question comforting beliefs that protect us from facing our elementary responsibilities, and to act to remedy the terrible misery and injustice that he exposes to our view, as we surely can.”

Supported by the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and Faculty 4 Palestine Alberta.

Getting to ETLC:

If you are driving to campus, the most convenient place to park is the Windsor Car Park, located on 116 Street, just north of 92 Avenue. The Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) is located just south of Windsor Car Park.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

Poets Against Apartheid – A Night of Rouge Poetry
Tuesday, March 6 (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Join us at Rouge Lounge for our annual night of spoken word and performance poetry relating the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people. This night will leave you inspired to share the stories of struggle with others and to be part of the growing movement against the injustice of apartheid in Palestine.

Sorry, no minors.

Presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

Women’s Perspectives on Occupation and Apartheid
Wednesday, March 7 (Noon – 2:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 236/238
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Three women — both Israeli and Palestinian — active in solidarity with Palestine will share their stories and perspectives on the occupation and how to move towards a just resolution to the question of Israel/Palestine.

Rela Mazali is an outspoken critic of Israeli militarism and has been working for many years to end torture and to combat human rights violations by Israeli authorities. She works at national and international levels on antimilitarism and feminism, especially with respect to the Israel-Palestine conflict. (via Skype)

Dr. Anat Matar is a senior lecturer of philosophy at Tel Aviv University and a political activist. She is the chair of the Israeli Committee for the Palestinian Prisoners. She is the mother of Haggai Matar, a conscientious objector. (via Skype)

Dr. Ghada Ageel is a third generation Palestinian refugee. She was born and raised in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip, were she attended high school and completed a BA in Education. In 1999, Ghada won the Jerusalem Studies’ Scholarship of the University of Exeter in Britain, where she completed her Master’s degree in Middle East Politics, and her PhD in Refugees Studies. Sine then, Ghada has worked with several organizations and institutions in Canada, UK and Palestine. She currently lives in Edmonton and works at the Canadian Red Cross.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

Occupy the Occupation!
Corporations, Profit and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
IAW 2012 keynote by Dalit Baum
Thursday, March 8 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Engineering, Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room E 2-002
East of 116 Street between 91 and 92 Avenues

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Who has a financial stake in the continued Israeli occupation of Palestine? The talk will provide an introduction to the economy of the Israeli occupation, with a focus on corporate complicity and accountability. Can the 99% influence these economic interests to isolate and weaken the 44-year-old occupation of Palestine? Using examples of economic activism initiatives from all around the world we will discuss this emerging new global movement, its strategies and goals.

Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is a co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace In Israel. During the last five years, Who Profits has become a vital resource for dozens of campaigns around the world, providing information about corporate complicity in the occupation of Palestine.

Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher in Israel, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli universities. As a feminist/ queer activist, she has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democratization movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall and Women in Black.

This year she works out of San Francisco as the regional program coordinator of the Middle East program of AFSC – the American Friends Service Committee- and with the Economic Activism for Palestine Program of Global Exchange, which supports corporate accountability campaigns in the U.S.

Supported by the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and Global Exchange.

Getting to ETLC:

If you are driving to campus, the most convenient place to park is the Windsor Car Park, located on 116 Street, just north of 92 Avenue. The Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) is located just south of Windsor Car Park.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

From Turtle Island to Palestine: Apartheid, Colonialism and Indigenous Self-Determination
A public lecture and discussion with Mike Krebs
Friday, March 9 (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

Education Centre South Room 128
113 Street and 87 Avenue, U of A Campus
(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Mike Krebs is a Vancouver-based Indigenous activist, writer, and researcher of Blackfoot and European descent. He is a founding member of the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign in Vancouver and long-time organizer in the BDS movement. Mike’s research focuses on how Canada’s longstanding support for Israel’s policies of apartheid toward the Palestinian people relates to Canada’s own historic and ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples, and the implications for doing BDS work from within a “fellow” settler society.

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Roadmap to Apartheid
Advance Preview Film Screening
Monday, March 12 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 134
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

About Roadmap to Apartheid:

There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience of Apartheid relevant to conflicts all over the world. Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

Featuring interviews with South Africans, Israelis and Palestinians, Roadmap to Apartheid winds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel, moving from town to town and issue to issue to show why the apartheid analogy is being used with increasing potency. It analyzes the similar historical narratives of the Jewish people and the Afrikaaners to the tight relationship the two governments shared during the apartheid years, and everything in between. The effectiveness of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa is also compared to its effectiveness in the Israeli context to end the occupation, and bring justice and dignity to all.

Narrated by Alice Walker.

Winner of Overall Prize and the Expert Panel Prize in the First International Israeli Apartheid Video Contest, presented by Stop the Wall and ItIsApartheid.

This film is dedicated to Dennis Brutus, an anti-apartheid hero to us all. Rest in Peace, Dennis. Apartheid will end.

For more information visit roadmaptoapartheid.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Poetic Injustice
A night of poetry with Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi
Tuesday, March 13 (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Join us at Rouge Lounge for the closing event of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012: a special night of poetry at Rouge Lounge, featuring acclaimed Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi.

Sorry, no minors.

Presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective

About Remi Kanazi:

Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al isser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and he recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.

Remi is the author of the long-awaited collection Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine, a diverse mix of unabashed resistance poems. Laced with searing indictments of occupation, ethnic cleansing, and war, Remi tackles some of the most important issues facing the world today. The collection also includes forty-eight three-line poems for Palestine and a full-length spoken word poetry CD.

You can find out more about Remi and Poetic Injustice at poeticinjustice.net.