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MEDIA RELEASE: Updated Listings for Israeli Apartheid Week at Laurentian University in Sudbury

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SUDBURY, ONTARIO, February 29, 2015 - The Sixth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place in Sudbury at the Laurentian University campus from March 9-12, 2015. The Sudbury community is invited to all IAW events.

Organized locally by the Palestinian Solidarity Working Group, Israeli Apartheid Week/IAW 2015 is a series of campus events, including classroom lectures, guest speakers, and film showings in cities around the world.

The main objective of Israeli Apartheid Week is to educate the public about the Palestinian people’s struggle against the apartheid nature of Israeli state policies towards the Palestinian people, including separate roads for Palestinians and Israelis, separate schools, separate neighbourhoods, separate and unique identity cards, and even separate Palestinian and Israeli license plates.

Last summer’s brutal military assault on the Gaza Strip by Israel is only the latest reminder that the world’s governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law. The State of Israel has maintained an illegal siege on the Gaza Strip for over seven years, severely restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory.

Palestinians are also being dispossessed of their lands and livelihoods throughout the West Bank, where Israel’s separation barrier curtails Palestinian freedom of movement and education. These and other ongoing violations will continue unless people around the world act where their governments have failed.

Events during IAW will highlight some of these successes along with informing people about the many injustices that continue to make the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which has been crucial in the battle to end Israel's apartheid practices.

Sudbury IAW events will include a Palestinian educational film series at the Laurentian University campus, featuring the films “Roadmap to Apartheid” and “The Generals.” Discussions will follow the film showings, which are scheduled as follows:

“Roadmap to Apartheid” – Tuesday, March 10th at 11:30A.M. in Room L712

“The Gatekeepers” – Thursday, March 12th at 2:30P.M. in Room C206

We are also featuring a lecture by Dr. Gary Kinsman titled Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) in the fight against Apartheid: From South Africa to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.” on Wednesday, March 11th at noon in Room L516.

A literature table featuring educational materials outlining the struggle of the Palestinian people will be centrally located in the campus Student Centre, daily from March 9th-12th, 2015.

First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become a global event in the struggle for social justice and solidarity with the Palestinian people. Last year hundreds of cities around the world participated in Israeli Apartheid Week activities.

Please note that IAW organizers are focused on educational activism and are opposed to any form of race or ethnic hatred or bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

For Further Information Contact:

Reuben Roth


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