FEB Confronting oppression at home and abroad: Palestine in the global context
by on February 22, 2016 in Activism Events Public Meetings

KCL Action Palestine, UCL Friends of Palestine Society, LSE Palestine Society, Goldsmiths Palestine Campaign, UEL Palestine Society andSOAS Palestine Society invite you all to the opening plenary of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2016 on the topic: “Confronting oppression at home and abroad: Palestine in the global context.”

Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Israeli Apartheid Week 2016 (IAW) comes as Palestinian youth and students across historic Palestine are intensifying their struggle against a decades-long brutal Israeli settler-colonial regime.

Speakers: Steven Salaita, Sahar Francis, Malia Bouattia and Rafeef Ziadah.

Inspired by the ongoing popular resistance across historic Palestine, we hope to make Israeli Apartheid Week 2016 a powerful contribution to the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice.

The Speakers:

Steven Slaita
The Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. Author of “Uncivil Rites:Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom”. Salaita won a 2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for writing the book Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where It Comes from and What it Means for Politics Today.

Sahar Francis
The director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, Addameer offers free legal aid to political prisoners, advocates their rights at the national and international level, and works to end torture and other violations of prisoners’ rights through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.

Malia Bouattia
Black Students’ Officer at the National Union of Students and co-founder of Black Women’s Forum UK.

Chair: Rafeef Ziadah
A Palestinian spoken word poet, a postdoctoral research fellow at SOAS and a member of the Palestine BDS National Committee secretariat.

This event is sponsored by War on Want, Palestine BDS National Committee (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement) andSOAS Palestine Society.

To find more information about Israeli Apartheid Weeks all over the world, please visit: http://apartheidweek.org/