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|Pressure Points: Israel, Berkeley and the Divestment Resolution|
|Date||Wednesday November 07|
|Time||7:30 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|132 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley (near Bancroft and Piedmont)|
Students for Justice in Palestine is overjoyed to invite you to the first event in our November series! Please join us for the screening of a new documentary on our historic 2010 divestment campaign at UC Berkeley. For those who were present, for those who only heard about it--come, and bring your friends!
Using various interviews, film from the Berkeley student senate proceedings, and supporting documentary footage from Palestinian territories and Egypt, PRESSURE POINTS is a documentary that explores the
dynamics of the debate on Israel's human rights abuses and its historic significance within U.S. social justice movements. Testimony of pro-Israel students from groups such as Hillel and top Israeli diplomat Akiva Tor is counterpointed in the film by witnesses including several Palestinian students, a Holocaust survivor, representatives from Jewish Voice for Peace, diverse student activists, and noted academics.
Watch the preview here
Screening to be followed by a panel on personal transformations and lessons learned from the campaign.
The event will also be a fundraiser for the MAIA project for clean drinking water for Gaza's children:
PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WANT TO ARRANGE A SCREENING! SPREAD THE WORD!
for more information on the 2010 divestment campaign, including video testimonies, the text of the bill and reports, see http://www.caldivestfromapartheid.com/