Hey everyone! If you haven't been here before, welcome to the UMD Students for Justice in Palestine blog :) I hope you are all pumped for Palestinian Solidarity Week! We are busy prepping for the week, bringing in speakers and artists to help portray various aspects of the conflict. All events are free and open to the student body and public community. Come with open ears and respectful, curious questions!
PALESTINIANSOLIDARITY WEEK 2011:
Monday, April 11th:
The Wall Must Fall (Hornbake Plaza, 9am - 4pm), come see a representation of the Apartheid Wall that encompasses and cuts through the West Bank.
"Eyes on Gaza" (Shoemaker 2102, 6-8pm)
Julia Hurley is at the American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER). The AAPER mission is to (a) educate Americans about Palestine and (b) lobby for an equitable U.S. policy toward Palestine. To help educate Americans about Palestine, Julia Hurley is conducting several speaking engagements across the United States. She will be speaking on her time spent in the West Bank and Gaza, her experiences in Palestine, and her current work on behalf of Palestinian human rights.
Tuesday, April 12th:
A Piece Is No Peace (1208 Eaton Theater in Knight Hall, 6-8pm)
Yousef Munayyer [the Palestine Center] and Noura Erakat [Legal Advocacy Coordinator for Badil Resource Center for Palestinian and Refugee Rights] will speak about "Apartheid", the Jewish National Fund, and the so-called "peace process".
Wednesday, April 13th: Co-sponsored with Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro Chapter
This Time We Went Too Far (JMZ 0220, 6-8pm)
Speaker: NORMAN FINKELSTEIN
Norman Finkelstein has just completed a new book, This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion (OR Book April 2010). Finkelstein is a controversial scholar who has written extensively on Israel and its role in the Middle East. His new book examines the Israeli invasion of Gaza of December 2008-January 2009. Drawing on the numerous reports and studies in the wake of that invasion he challenges its defenders, analyzes why Israel launched it, and assesses its lasting implications.
Thursday, April 14th:
Poetry Fest: We Will Not Be Silent (JMZ0105, 6-8pm)
A Palestinian Poetry Night featuring Remi Kanazi
Friday, April 15th:
"My Name is Rachel Corrie" (Prince George Room, Stamp Student Union, 6-8pm)
A play based on the diary of American Activist Rachel Corrie, who died when she was 24 years old. She died defending a Palestinian home as it was being bulldozed by the Israeli Defense Forces. Her story is told all over the United States through a play.
The Organization of Arab Students, The Muslim Students' Association, Muslim Women of Maryland, Community Roots, Terpoets, MedLife, Students for a Democratic Society, Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro Chapter and The Nyumburu Cultural Center
We hope to see you all there!! For questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.