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UC Santa Cruz Palestinian Awareness Week 2012
by Committee for Justice in Palestine
Sunday May 20th, 2012 11:24 PM
The Committee for Justice in Palestine invites you to join us for Palestinian Awareness Week 2012!

Palestinian Awareness Week is CJP’s annual springtime event series aimed at educating the UC Santa Cruz Campus Community about the Palestinian people and their struggle for human rights and self-determination. Our events this year include interactive displays every day in the quarry, with art shows, speaking panels, teach-ins, and spoken word/musical performances in the evenings. The Wall of Flags memorial for Palestinian and Israeli children killed in the conflict since 2000 will also be on display in Quarry every day. Join us for a week of art and awareness!
This is the schedule for the week:

Day events are from 11-2 in the Quarry Plaza

Monday, May 21

Day Event: Painting for Palestine
Join CJP members in painting messages of peace in solidarity with the Palestinian people and learn about art and human rights in Occupied Palestine!

Evening Event: Trauma and Resilience in the Gaza Strip
UC Santa Cruz psychology lecturer Tony Hoffman will be discussing his research and experiences working with children in Gaza. The talk will be accompanied by a showing of the MECA collection of Children’s art from Gaza.
Stevenson 150

Tuesday, May 22

Day Event: Prisoners Day
Come to the Quarry Plaza to learn about Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli military prisons without charge and the current hunger strike involving over 1500 Palestinian prisoners.

Evening Event: Multimedia Teach-in and Prisoner’s Art Show
Come to the 9/10 Multipurpose Room for a multimedia teach-in further discussing Israeli policies of Administrative Detention, Palestinian hunger strikers, and the current unarmed resistance movement in the West Bank. The presentation will be accompanied by a showing of art made by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
9/10 Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, May 23

Day Event: Checkpoint Timeline
How many times do you think a Palestinian has to stop when traveling the 13 miles between Bethlehem and Hebron? An interactive display in the Quarry will guide you through that journey, revealing facts and information about life under Israeli occupation along the way.

Evening Event: But is it “Apartheid”?
Stanford's Khalil Barhoum will discuss the use of the word “Apartheid” in connection to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. He will talk about similarities between Israeli and South African systems of ethnonational segregation and also the ways in which they differ.
Baskin Eng Lecture Hall

Thursday, May 24

Day Event: Cultural Solidarity Night Preview
Come learn about Palestinian poetry and music in the quarry! Get a preview of some of the Cultural Solidarity Night performances!

Evening Event: Cultural Solidarity Night
CJP will be hosting our annual Palestinian Cultural Solidarity Night in the Merrill Cultural Center this year! The evening will feature Palestinian Debke, music, and poetry, as well as performances by other artists in solidarity with the Palestinian people. There will also be FREE Palestinian food. Performers include UCSC Poets, The SHIFT Movement, Remi Kanazi, Ancestree, The Narcicyst and more!
Merrill Cultural Center
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