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Apartheid 101 and Palestine Solidarity | 15 September 2009

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Apartheid 101 and Palestine Solidarity
A workshop hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid – U of T. Part of dis/Orientation 2009 – a week of radical, anti-oppression and social justice initiatives.

Tuesday, September 15th – 6 p.m.
Bahen Centre (19 Russel Street) – BA2175
(map: http://tiny.cc/ZuRhR)

Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at the University of Toronto is a network of students connected to the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.  We work towards raising awareness about Palestine and Israeli Apartheid as well as the need to sever economic ties between our campus and Israel until it complies by international law.

1 – An end to the occupation of all Arab land and the dismantling of the Apartheid Wall.
2 – The right of return for all Palestinian refugees, as stipulated under UN Resolution 194.

3 – Recognition for the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality.

These are the three demands presented by Palestinian civil society in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions international call of 2005.

Join us this Tuesday, September 15th at 6 p.m., as we explore these three demands, how they relate to the context of our campus community, and the ways in which we can stand in solidarity with Palestine.

This event will be facilitated by Alan Sears and Ilaria Giglioli.

Alan Sears is a professor at Ryerson University. He is a member of Faculty for Palestine, a coalition of university professors raising awareness about Israeli Apartheid and Palestinian human rights.  He will be talking about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Ilaria Giglioli is a graduate student at the University of Toronto. She is a member of Students Against Israeli Apartheid, has recently returned from a month-long trip to Palestine, and will be talking about the Right to Education Campaign.

*Admission is free.  Everyone is welcome.  This venue is wheelchair accessible.*

For more information, please contact saia@riseup.net

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SAIA is an action group of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group.

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