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ZIAD ABBAS and Cultural Event -- UC Berkeley Israeli Apartheid Week 2010! --Schedule

Date:
Friday, March 05, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
UC Berkeley Cal Students for Justice in Pales
Location Details:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Student Union
UC Berkeley

(on Sproul Plaza, at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave; within easy walking distance of downtown Berkeley BART station; on AC Transit #51 bus line)

Friday, March 5th:

CULTURAL CELEBRATION / FUNDRAISER- A night of Arabic music, dance, food and poetry.

-Speaker: ZIAD ABBAS, of Ibda’ Cultural Center (Bethlehem, West Bank) and the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)

-Arabic music ensemble directed by Elias Lammam

-Poetry by Mahaliyah Ayla O, Lubna Morrar, Dina Omar and Hadeel Ramadan

-Middle Eastern food from local restaurants and cafes such as Sunrise Deli and Fertile Grounds

-Debke (Traditional Palestinian Dance) by Al-Jathoor


Proceeds will go to the Middle East Children’s Alliance “Maia” (Arabic for “Water”) project in Gaza.

Location: MLK Multi-Cultural Center, Inside the ASUC building
Time: 7 pm


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For rest of Israeli Apartheid Week schedule see:

http://calsjp.org/events


Monday, March 8th:

PALESTINIAN NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE & INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY- A presentation of community-led movements against Israeli policies in the West Bank. Come learn about the realities of the Apartheid wall, home demolitions, displacement and the struggle for educational rights in Palestine.

Speakers: Lubna Masarwa, Alternative Information Center coordinator and Al-Quds University community organiser, Jerusalem;

Other speakers TBA

Location: Room 105, Boalt Hall School of Law – Bancroft between College & Piedmont
Time: 6:30 pm

*This event is co-sponsored by: Law Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.


There will also be DIRECT ACTIONS and DEMONSTRATIONS on Sproul throughout the week between 10 am and 2 pm. If you would like to help with tabling during the week, organizing Sproul activities, or any of the IAW events, send us an email at admin [at] calsjp.org or write on SJP’s facebook wall!


What is Israeli Apartheid Week?

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.

Last year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) took place in more than 40 cities across the globe. IAW 2009 happened in the wake of Israel’s barbaric assault on the people of Gaza. Lectures, films, and actions made the point that these latest massacres further confirm the true nature of Israeli Apartheid.

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 direct actions will highlight some of theses successes along with the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the battle to end Israeli Apartheid.

Speaker information and full programmes for each city will be available on http://www.apartheidweek.org.

Join us in making 2010 a year of struggle against apartheid and for justice, equality, and peace.

For more information about Israeli Apartheid Week, please visit: http://www.apartheidweek.org

Also see our Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=357977179497&index=1

[posted by JA]
Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 4:00PM
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