Monday, February 11, 2008

Building Movements Against Apartheid

Building Movements Against Apartheid: From South Africa to Palestine to Canada

Sunday 2 March 2008
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Peterborough Public Library
345 Aylmer Street North

Panel Speakers:

*Adam Hanieh, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and co-author of Stolen Youth: The Politics of Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Children (2004)

*Paula Sherman, Co-Chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and Indigenous Studies Professor at Trent University.

*Salim Vally, South African activist and former regional executive member of the high school South African Student's Movement (SASM). He is the chairperson of the Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Anti-War Coalition in South Africa and is currently a visiting scholar at the School of Social Sciences at York University.

A Canadian news documentary on 'Canada Park' will also be screened. Built over three destroyed Palestinian villages, Canada Park serves the Israeli public as a recreation area. The documentary reveals the complicity of the Jewish National Fund of Canada, which enjoys charitable status, in ethnic cleansing, land expropriation and occupation.

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