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 10, 2010

Israeli Apartheid Week 2010 @ uOttawa and Carleton

Mark your calendars - the 6th International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place across the globe from from the 1st to the 14th of March 2010!

Since it was first launched in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, more than 40 cities around the world participated in the week's activities, which took place in the wake of Israel's brutal assault against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. IAW continues to grow with new cities joining this year.

IAW 2010 takes place following a year of incredible successes for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the global level. Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of these successes along with the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the battle to end Israeli Apartheid.

Students Against Israeli Apartheid-Carleton and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights uOttawa are very excited and proud to announce the confirmed speakers for Ottawa's Israeli Apartheid Week 2010:

Monday March 1: Student-to-Student Solidarity in the Fight Against Apartheid
Featuring: Nada Elia, Andrew Stachiw and Yafa Jarrar
Carleton University, Azrieli Theatre 301

Tuesday March 2: Queer-Friendly, Multicultural, Green: Debunking Israel's Myths
Featuring: Natalie Kouri-Towe, Saron Ghebressellassie and Ilaria Giglioli
University of Ottawa

Mercredi 3 Mars: La Lutte Pour l'Autodetermination en Palestine
Denis Lemelin, président national du Syndicat des travailleurs et travailleuses des postes (STTP)
Université d'Ottawa, Pavillon Colonel By B012

Wednesday March 3: Cinema Politica presents Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Apartheid and the Club of the West
Carleton University

Thursday March 4: Fighting Racism, Fighting Apartheid
Featuring Naeem Jeenah, Gabriel Ash, and Nahla Abdo
University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall 147

Friday March 5: Indigenous Sovereignty from Turtle Island to Palestine
Featuring: Dr. Jamal Zahalka, MK and Dr. Paula Sherman, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
Carleton University, Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons Building

Saturday March 6: Verses vs Apartheid II
A night of spoken word and music to end apartheid. Details coming soon!

Watch for the full schedule with speaker bios and confirmed locations coming later this week!

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