Israeli Apartheid Week is an international series of events held each March in cities and campuses across the globe. This year, Regina will be joining more than 200 cities around the world in bringing attention to the system of apartheid in Israel and building the growing international movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns. Trailer:
Please join us for a week of films, music, public lectures, and popular education in support of Palestinian liberation. All events are FREE ADMISSION.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Teach-in on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement
U of R, Ad Hum Pit
March 5th @ 12:30pm
Come learn about the history of the Palestinian struggle, what the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is all about, and how you can get involved here in Regina. Free and open to everyone. The teach-in will be followed by an action-planning meeting at 2:30 in Ad Hum 318, hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid.
“Roadmap to Apartheid”
Regina Public Library Theatre
March 5th @ 7:00pm
In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.
The audience will see what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and inside Israel while gaining a deeper understanding of the conflict with the help of respected analysts on the subject. Combined with archival material and anecdotes from South Africans, the film forms a complete picture as to why the analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU:
“Roadmap To Apartheid is very powerful and compelling, and the visuals of house demolitions are appalling. Religion is repeatedly misused by politicians. Yet one of the lessons of Jewish history is that God is always on the side of the oppressed. Another is that those who dehumanize others, dehumanize themselves. Israelis will pay a heavy price for their callous mistreatment of Palestinians.”
“Roadmap to Apartheid is a harrowing exposé of Israel’s unique system of official discrimination.”
“Negotiating Spaces: Apartheid in Canada and Palestine”
A panel discussion with Jaqueline Anaquod and Susana Deranger, moderated by Ron Bourgeault
First Nations University Atrium
March 7th @ 7:00pm
Join our panel of speakers as they explore the colonization, occupation, and apartheid systems and policies that exist within our own borders. Can an international link be made to Canada’s colonization of Indigenous land and Israel’s occupation of Palestine?
“A Witness in Palestine”
U of R, Classroom Building 112
March 12th @ 7:00pm
“A Witness in Palestine” is an eyewitness account in photos and stories of life in Occupied Palestine and the movement for freedom and equality, directed by award-winning author, lecturer and activist Anna Baltzer.