4 March 2020

Geannuleerd: 18 – 20 maart, Groningen: Israeli Apartheid Week

Update: dit evenement gaat niet door vanwege de coronamaatregelen

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is a global annual event which seeks to raise awareness about the Apartheid character of Israel and build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement demanding an end to Israeli violations of Palestinian rights and international law.
IAW takes place around 21 March – the UN declared International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -commemorating the 1960 Sharpeville massacre during the height of South African Apartheid. IAW 2020 will be held from 16 – 21 March for the 15th consecutive year.
This year’s theme: United Against Racism highlights the fact that the Palestinian struggle against Israeli oppression and Apartheid is embedded in the wider struggle against racism and oppression worldwide.

Decolonize Groningen will present a three-day program of public events and workshops from 18 – 20 March.

All public events and workshops will take place in English and are free of charge (donations welcome!)
However, prior registration for the workshops is required via: [email protected]

DECOLONIZING PALESTINE: Public event / Speakers + Discussion
18 March 19:00 – 22:00
Academiegebouw (Room A-03), Broerstraat 5

Dina Zbeidy  on Orientalism, the Zionist colonial project & institutionalized racism
Palestinian-Dutch anthropologist. Conducted research on nationalism, colonialism, refugees            & indigenous rights in Israel, Palestine and the wider Middle East;

Said Deeb on Disenfranchisement and vulnerability of Palestinian Refugees in the Arab host countries and beyond; Palestinian refugees from Syria in the context of Israeli denial of the Right of Return
Second time Palestinian refugee from Syria, now in the Netherlands; Activist for Palestinian rights

Sue Blackwell on Israeli Apartheid Week; BDS / Academic boycott: Why and how
DocP-BDS Netherlands / British Committee for Universities of Palestine (BRICUP)

prof. Marcel Brus
Professor of Public International Law (RUG)

19 March 13:00 – 16:00
Café Lust, Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 58

Academic boycott: Why and how?
Facilitated by Sue Blackwell

Documentary + Panel Discussion
19 March 19:00 – 22:00
Academiegebouw (Offerhauszaal), Broerstraat 5

Documentary film: The Uprising
by Pravini Baboeram
Narrates the story of various struggles against (institutionalized) racism – among them the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement – from a decolonial perspective, the experiences of those affected and their interconnectivity

Pravini Baboeram
Film maker; Producer of The Uprising; Singer/songwriter; Decolonial activist
Chihiro Geuzebroek
Decolonial climate justice activist; Film maker
Said Deeb
Second time Palestinian refugee from Syria, now in the Netherlands; Activist for Palestinian rights

dr. Anjana Singh
Historian of South Asian and Global History; Early modern period; History of the VOC in India and Asia (RUG)

20 March 10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 -16:00
Faculty of Law (Turf 06), Turftorenstraat 21

Decolonial Strategies: How to deal with racism
Facilitated by Pravini Baboeram

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