The first ever Canterbury Christchurch University Israeli Apartheid Week will be held this month, with a full programme of events just announced.
Israeli Apartheid Week – (scroll down for the full programme) is an annual event held by students and staff of universities around the world to highlight Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights and to provide a forum to discuss and explore the issues.
The CCCU events are being organised by students and staff – and mean that both of Canterbury’s universities will be putting on IAW programmes. University of Kent students have marked the week before and are also planning events for this month.
Events include a talk by Amena Saleem of the PSC, a screening of ‘Pinkwashing Exposed’ (in collaboration with the university’s LGBT History Month programme) exploding Israel’s gay rights propaganda, a screening of Occupation 101 – an exploration of the roots of the apartheid regime – and even dance and music.
Full CCCU Israeli Apartheid Week programme
We join international activities in cities and campuses worldwide that aim to consider the perspective that Israel is an ongoing settler-colonial project which imposes policies of apartheid on Palestinians.
1. Palestinian Paths to Just Peace
A Talk by Amena Saleem from Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). In association with LGBT History month a film titled ‘Pinkwashing Exposed’ will be screened after this talk.
Date: Monday 22nd February 2016 Time: 17.00-18.30Location: Og46 (Old Sessions House, ground floor, Room 46)
2. Occupation 101: Voices of a Silenced Majority
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli occupation.
Date: Wednesday 24th February 2016 Time: 17.00-19.00 Location: Rg38 (Ramsey, ground floor, lecture theatre 38)
3. Israeli Settler Colonialism and the Crime of Apartheid
Hazem Jamjoum from New York University. In association with ‘Making Politics Matter’.
Date: Thursday 25th February 2016Time: 17.00-18.30Location: Pg09 (Powell, ground floor, lecture theatre 09
Jamjoum’s talk will be followed by a music/dance Performance Workshop by Kareem Samara, who is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from London, and Sylvia, a Contemporary Dance Artist and Performance Activist.
Date: 25th February 2016Time: 19.00 onwards Location: The Lounge 41 St George’s Pl, Canterbury CT1 1UT