Palestine Awareness Week
San Diego State University
March 1st to March 11th
March 1st & 2nd, 8am-5pm with speakers at 12noon
Life Behind the Wall
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at SDSU will display a mock Apartheid Wall on Campanile Walkway at SDSU depicting the quality of life and the disparities on each side of the wall. Israel refers to this wall, which separates communities and annexes more Palestinian land, as a "Security Fence"
The wall will be displayed from 8 AM until 5 PM on both days.
Wednesday March 2nd at 12 PM: Leena Barakat will present her experiences in Palestine.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 7pm, Casa Real (Aztec Center)
"Exposing AIPAC: Undoing the Zionist Myth"
Lecture by Miko Peled
Miko Peled, is an Israeli writer and activist living in the US. He is about to publish his book "The General's Son," a personal narrative of an Israeli discovering Palestine. Miko is the son of Israeli General Matti Peled, who was among Israel's top decision makers in the 1967 Six Day War. In 1997 Miko's 13 year old niece was killed in a suicide attack in Jerusalem, prompting Miko to learn more about the conflict and engage with his Palestinian neighbors to learn what can be done to stop the killing of innocent people. Miko, along with Palestinian Nader Elbanna, is co founder of the Elbanna-Peled Foundation, dedicated to empowering groups who work for reconciliation efforts in Israel/Palestine.
Wednesday, March 9th, 7pm, Casa Real (Aztec Center)
Talk with Huwaida Arraf
Huwaida Arraf is one of the co-founders of the International Solidarity Movement. She has a been a long time activist in the Occupied Territories maintaining her political stance of non-violent resistance. She was also the co-chair for Students for Justice in Palestine at the Washington School of Law. Arraf chairs the Free Gaza Movement, the organization behind the Gaza Freedom Flotillas- a series of groups of ships carrying activists and humanitarian aid that were organized to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. She was aboard the 2008 Free Gaza boats and the 2010 flotilla that was raided by Israeli commandos on May 31, 2010.
Friday, March 11th, 6:30pm, Backdoor (Aztec Cetner)
Palestine Cultural Night
FREE Authentic Palestinian Food, Spoken Word, Oud and Tabla performances, Visual Art, Dabke Palestinian Folk Dancing.