Thurs., April 8 @ 6pm EST: Palestine Through Chilean Eyes, panel with Dr. Rodrigo Karmy, Dr. Emilio Dabed, Pamela Arancibia and Paz Jurado
Arabic and Spanish interpretation available April 12
Hosted by the CUPE 3902 BDS Committee, Apoyamos Chile, Upping the Anti & CUPE Ontario
First launched in Toronto in 2005, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) has become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. IAW is an international series of events that aims to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people and build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Racism, discrimination, xenophobia, and inequality continue to grow around the world. In recent months, we have seen how people in the Global South and people of colour, political prisoners, unhoused people, migrants, and refugees, among many others, have suffered from the scourge of COVID19, which has further exacerbated their vulnerability. We have also seen how millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to protest against systemic racism, patriarchal violence, climate injustice, neoliberal austerity, and economic inequality, among other oppressions. Palestine remains a central testing ground for global repression. Israel’s apartheid regime tests its militaristic and racist ideologies, surveillance tools, and weapons of oppression and racial domination on Palestinian bodies and society for export to the world as “field-tested.” These tools end up aggravating the militarized and racial oppression in many countries around the world. For the last 17 years, IAW has been organized around the globe to protest some of these injustices and to advocate for Palestinian freedom, justice, and equality as part of the struggle to attain our indivisible justice. Let’s continue to weave ever more powerful networks of hope and mutual, intersectional solidarity. Together we are unstoppable.
IAW 2021 is hosted, sponsored and/or endorsed by: Samidoun Palestnian Prisoner Solidarity Network, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)-Toronto, Upping the Anti, Apoyamos Chile, Mayworks Festival of Working People & the Arts, Actions4Palestine, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) - Canada, Palestine Solidarity Collective at York University, the Caribbean Solidarity Network, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3902 BDS Committee, Abolition Convergence - Toronto, Equity Studies Student Union - University of Toronto, No one Is Illegal - Toronto, UofT’s Leap, UofT’s Students Against Israeli Apartheid & more!