[act-ma] first annual Apartheid Week in Boston

Richard Colbath-Hess LICSW maserve at bluebottle.com
Thu Feb 26 11:54:34 PST 2009


 

This is the first annual Apartheid Week in Boston, We are excited to have
Boston College students and University of Massachusetts Boston students
hosting events at their schools. We have many other colleges and community
groups planning events. Apartheid Awareness weeks are taking place in more
than 40 cities across the globe (the number of cities is growing daily).
This year, IAW happens in the wake of Israel's barbaric assault on the
people of Gaza. There is a full week of lecture, stand outs and other events
throughout the Boston area. See http://boston.apartheidweek.org/ for
program. See http://www.itisapartheid.org/getthefacts for fact sheets on
Israeli Apartheid.

If you want to post an event or get in touch with us, email:
info at itisapartheid.org 

Sponsors : 
Itisapartheid.org
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights
Visions of Peace with Justice Israel/Palestine
ADCMA The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts: International Socialist Organization; Muslim
Student Association; Queer Student Center and UMASS Boston Anti-War
Coalition (chapter of Campus Anti-War Network)

Events: 

Monday March 2 

University of Massachusetts Boston 4pm

Directions to UMASS Boston: Take Red Line T to JFK/UMASS. From T station
take shuttle bus to Campus Center.

Campus Center Ballroom
Truth about the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Role of the U.S. in the Middle East
Featuring:
Leila Farsakh
Author, teacher of Political Science at UMASS Boston, recipient of Cambridge
Peace Commission Peace and Justice Award
Paul Atwood
Author, teacher of American Studies at UMASS Boston
Salma Abu Ayyash
Palestinian Rights Activist
The recent Israeli onslaught of Gaza is just one more reason why we need to
stop the U.S. government from giving Israel military aid. Come discuss the
history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the role the U.S. plays in the
Middle East, specifically in supporting Israel.
Let's organize to stop U.S. aid to Israel!

Thursday March 5 

Stand Out Against Israeli Apartheid Organized by Visions For Peace with
Justice Israel/Palestine

5pm Harvard Square. Meet by Au Ban Pain

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University of Massachusetts Boston / Exhibit 11-3pm (Speaker @ 12pm)

Directions to UMASS Boston: Take Red Line T to JFK/UMASS. From T station
take shuttle bus to Campus Center.

Campus Center
APARTHEID:
>From South Africa to Israel/Palestine - Making the Connections

Featuring:
Nancy Murray, 12pm
President, Gaza Mental Health Foundation, member of Boston Coalition for
Palestinian Rights and US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Exhibit, 11-3pm
This exhibit, put together by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights,
illustrates the parallels and connections between Israel and South Africa.
It documents how the UN Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the
Crime of Apartheid applies to Israeli practices in the Occupied Palestinian
Territories.
To view exhibit please go to
http://picasaweb.google.com/some1or2/AntiApartheid#
<http://picasaweb.google.com/some1or2/AntiApartheid> 

Friday March 6 

Stand Out Against Israeli Apartheid Organized by Boston Coalition For
Palestinian Rights

from 5 - 6 PM in the vicinity of Ruggles MBTA station (orange line).

Meet on the Northeastern University side of Ruggles and then process to the
commuter bus area, which will be a spot with good visibility. We will have
have relevant signs and hope others will join us with signs along the lines
of "We say NO to Israeli Apartheid".

 

Richard Colbath-Hess LICSW

79 Amory Street 

Cambridge, MA  02139

617.354.6471

Maserve at bluebottle.com

 

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