Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights University of Ottawa (SPHR) is a student run, non-profit organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation.

February 23, 2009

Israeli Apartheid Week 2009

Israel Apartheid Week

Mark your calendars - the 5th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week will take
place across the globe from March 1-8, 2009!

First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the
most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar.
Last year, more than 25 cities around the world participated in the
week's activities, which also commemorated 60 years since the
expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homes and land in
1947-1948. IAW 2008 was launched with a live broadcast from the South
African township of Soweto by Palestinian leader and former member of
the Israeli Knesset, Azmi Bishara.

This year, IAW occurs in the wake of Israel's barbaric assault against
the people of Gaza. Lectures, films, and actions will make the point
that these latest massacres further confirm the true nature of Israeli
Apartheid. IAW 2009 will continue to build and strengthen the growing
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at a global level.

Events at the University of Ottawa and Carleton

Monday, March 2nd - 7:30PM
Political Prisoners from Turtle Island to Palestine with Bob Lovelave and Yafa Jarrar.
University of Ottawa, Fauteux 232

Tuesday, March 3rd - 6:30PM
The Invisible Nation: The Story of the Algonquin (presented by IPSMO) with Claudette Commanda, Richard Desgardins, Robert Monderie.
Library and Archives Canada, Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street

Wednesday, March 4th - 7:30PM
Apartheid Israel: Democracy as an Existential Threat with Omar Barghouti, Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
University of Ottawa, Fauteux B147

Thursday, March 5th - 7PM
Boycott Israel - The Apartheid State with Ronnie Kasrils, a Jewish South African and former Minister in an ANC government.
Carleton University, 301 Azrieli Theatre

Friday, March 6th - 7PM
From Warsaw Ghetto to Gaza Ghetto with Suzanne Weiss, a Jewish holocaust survivor, and Samah Sabawi, a Palestinian Canadian born in Gaza.
Carleton University, 102 Azrieli Theatre

Daytime events will be posted at a later date.

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