Date(s) - 10 Nov 2014 until 14 Nov 2014
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday 10th November 6pm, Fulton 214:
Palestine 101– want to know more about what’s happening in Palestine and the history behind it but don’t know where to start? Then this is the talk for you! Alia Al Ghussain has a Masters in Human Rights and specialises in human rights in Palestine, and Dr Michael Kearney is a lecturer in Law who has previously worked for Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq.
Tuesday 11th November 6pm Fulton 104:
British complicity from Balfour to the present – Britain has always been deeply complicit in the oppression of the Palestinians, from conquering Palestine in the First World War and promising the Zionist movement a homeland there, to its current diplomatic support for and trade ties with Israel. Find out more about British involvement in the oppression of the Palestinians from John Rees of Stop the War Coalition.
Wednesday 12th November 2pm Arts A05:
Film-screening: Tears of Gaza – Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record, presented with minimal gloss, of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Filmed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.
Thursday 13th November 6pm Fulton 202:
What we can do to support Palestine – From Sodasteam being forced to shut its doors in Brighton and move its factory out of an illegal Israeli settlement to protesters successfully turning away an Israeli cargo ship in California, the BDS movement is gaining momentum. Ben White is a journalist who has written for the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Electronic Intifada, and is the author of ‘Israeli Apartheid: A Beginners Guide’ and ‘Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy’. He will be talking about why international solidarity is needed and what we can concretely do to support the Palestinians.
Friday 14th November 6.30pm room tbc:
Palestinian cultural evening – This will be a Palestinian cultural evening with food and music and will be a chance to chat to the local Palestine Solidarity Campaign and find out more about what they do and how to get involved locally.