The Israeli Apartheid Week at the American University of Beirut
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
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
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