Palestinians, Israelis,

Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals protest settlements in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem

Israeli Occupation Awareness Week will take place November 8 – 12
Hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace

We are young Jews, Muslims, & Christians; Palestinians, Israelis, Americans, & Europeans; we envision Israel & Palestine as a place of justice, and we hold Israel accountable for its military occupation. Peace can proceed when all Palestinians reclaim their rights to free movement, land, water, a home, a fair trial, cultural preservation, national identity, & democratic representation.

Highlights of the week include Noam Chomsky on “Escalating Policies of Apartheid,” Daoud Nassar on Palestinian farmers fighting settlement construction, Alice Rothchild on “Difficult Conversations: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions within the Jewish Community,” and Diana Buttu on moderating peace talks with the PLO.

Check out the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=125844904140133

SCHEDULE

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…MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8
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MISSING HEADLINES: Women’s Activism in Palestine
5:30 – 6:30, International Lounge

(http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103411046395549)

Slingshot Hip-Hop: Film on DAM, Palestinian rappers.
6:30 – 8, Rapaporte Hall

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Tuesday, November 9
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DAOUD NASSER: A Community Leader Opposes Settlement Construction in Nahalin, Palestine
11 – 12:30, International Lounge

(http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157863947582097)

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: Alice Rothchild on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in the American Jewish Community.
6-8, Pearlman Lounge

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164797830208935

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Wednesday, November 10
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Diana Butu: Legal advisor to the PLO. Palestinian food served.
7 – 8:30, Pearlman Lounge

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Thursday, November 11
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Boston Palestine Film Fest 2010 Features:
“To Shoot an Elephant” and “East Side Story”
2 – 5, SCC Multi-Purpose Room

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Escalating Policies of Apartheid
6:30, Pollack Auditorium

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167002926650955

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Friday, November12
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

DAM (Da Arabic MCs): Palestinian hip-hop group performs at MIT!
6, MIT Lobdell Hall, $10

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169633429729646

More information to come soon!

I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS POST!!! I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADD A JUMP!
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LIZA

2 comments on “Get pumped for Israeli Occupation Awareness Week!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    If SJP and JVP cosponsor every single event together, what was the point of creating JVP? Isn’t there a bylaw in the Union constitution saying new clubs have to create an outlet for students where there isn’t one? Out of curiosity, how many active members of SJP make up the active population of JVP?

  2. Jon Says:

    JVP isn’t currently recognized at Brandeis, although it may become so in the future. JVP does serve a different purpose than SJP by providing an explicitly Jewish voice against occupation. Even if the two groups serve different purposes there’s no rule or logic to demanding that their events and/or membership remain separate – witness BZA and BIPAC.