Feb 13, 2011

#BDS: Montreal: Israeli Apartheid Week 2011

"A week of conferences, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

    some confirmed speakers include
    Ali Abunimah founder of Electronic Intifada Clayton Thomas-Muller Indigenous Environmental Network
Once again this year, Montreal will join over 40 cities worldwide to mark the 7th annual Israeli Apartheid Week. The theme of this year’s IAW is “BDS on Campus: From Education to Action”. While the BDS campaign has made incredible strides worldwide since the initial call to action in 2005, it is clear that the road ahead is a long one. Yet the incredible popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have shown the world that justice and freedom are well within reach if the people will it. As we strive for a free Palestine and social justice for all in the Middle-East, we will evaluate concretely what steps need to be taken to build more solidarity on our campuses.
This year, IAW events will be taking place at McGill, Concordia, UQAM, as well as other locations around the city. The events are open to everyone, and most are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you there!"

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