War on Want events for Annual Israeli Apartheid Week 2017

16 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Event

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and Apartheid system* over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

These Israeli Apartheid Week events bring together veteran activists from the anti-apartheid struggle, Black Lives Matter and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in dialogue to mark our collective resistance at the current moment; to learn from each other and build our movements stronger.

War on Want is proud to be co-sponsoring two events for Israeli Apartheid Week:

Israeli Apartheid Week 2017: London opening plenary (DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO ACCOMODATE)

  • Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Place: B5 Auditorium, Waterloo Campus KCL, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 8WA
  • Cost: FREE but tickets must be booked (step 1: register as a 'guest': step 2: reserve a free ticket)

Chair:

Dr Karma Nabulsi - A Professor of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, and Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Speakers:

Aja Monet - A contemporary poet, lyricist and activist of Cuban-Jamaican descent from Brooklyn, New York. A volunteer with Dream Defenders, part of the broader Movement for Black Lives.

Farid Esack - A veteran anti-apartheid activist and Professor in the Study of Islam and Head of the Department of Religion Studies at the University of Johannesburg.

Sponsored by War on Want, Palestine BDS National Committee (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement), the NUS Black Student Campaign, SOAS Palestine society and KCL Action Palestine.


Sounds of Resistance (concert)

As part of the Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 this night will bring together an innovative and original selection of artists from Morocco, NY and London. From the astute power of rap and spoken word to the mesmerising effect of Darija Arabic poetry, we invite you to unite, listen and celebrate the sounds of resistance.

Featuring N3rdistan (Morocco), Aja Monet (New York) and hosted by the acclaimed spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah, this night is a testimony to unity, solidarity and political consciousness.

Sponsored by MARSM UK, War on Want, with SOAS Palestine Society and Movement for Justice

 

*There is overwhelming evidence that the system instituted by the Israeli government against the Palestinian people is correctly described as a system of Apartheid. We have detailed some of this evidence, including the legal definition of Apartheid. We encourage you to read about what Apartheid means and why it has prompted Palestinian civil society to call for boycotts and divestment from companies and institutions complicit in Israel's violations of international law, and trade and military sanctions on Israel, similar to those imposed on Apartheid South Africa in the 1980's.

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