The Israeli Apartheid Week at AUB (March 1-6, 2010)
Students at the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement & Community Service (CCECS), are pleased to announce the launch of the Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in Lebanon for the first time (March 1-6, 2010) along with more than 40 cities around the world. Since it was first launched in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. It includes lectures, film screenings, student round tables, workshops and music in response to the call of Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
Highlights include: poetry by the great Palestinian poet, Mourid Barghouti, an address by resistance fighter, Soha Bechara, a lecture by scholar-activist Natasha Thandiwe Vally from South Africa, a panel with anti-imperial activists Amer Jubran, Hana Ibrahim and Nahla al-Chahhal, round table discussions with Green Line and Electronic Intifada, a revolutionary arts workshop with San Fransisco-based cultural activist Juan Fuentes along with the local art collective, Jamaa al-Yad (taking place at Burj al-Barejneh Palestinian refugee camp) and a concert, Free Palestine! by Shadia Mansour and Lowkey (from the UK) with Amal Kaawash.
Opening on Monday March 1 at 6:00 pm in Bathish Auditorium, West Hall, AUB, with “Poetry Reading by Mourid Barghouti” followed by a discussion and reception.
For more information, please contact: 71-612554
Or visit us on the web at: http://beirut.apartheidweek.org/
Or see the the program at this link –> IAW-Program_AUB_March_1-6_2010
Please join us at the American University of Beirut for the Israeli Apartheid Week 2010!