Thursday, February 12, 2009

Israeli Apartheid Week: Culture and the Boycott of Israel

5th Annual International Israeli Apartheid Week

March 1-8, 2009

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events held in cities and on campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to contribute to the chorus of international opposition to Israeli apartheid and to bolster support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. IAW will be running for the fifth consecutive year in 2009, with events taking place between the 1st and 8th of March. The week's events will include lectures, multimedia events, cultural performances, film screenings, demonstrations, and more.

From Johannesburg to Jerusalem: Anti-Apartheid Organizing in the US
Monday, March 2nd, 7 pm
St Mary's Episcopal Church, 521 West 126th Street, NYC
Showing of critically acclaimed film "Have you heard from Johannesburg?", followed by a discussion with David Wildman of the United Methodist Church and Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia University.

The Art of Resistance: Culture and the Boycott of Israel
Friday, March 6th, 7 pm
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC
Panel discussion with best-selling author Ahdaf Soueif, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel Omar Barghouti, and NYC poet Remi Kanazi; moderated by Brooklyn College Professor Moustafa Bayoumi.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For the full schedule of the week's events (Still in formation):

Contact the New York City Organizers: | 718-408-1640

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