Friday, February 24, 2012

Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 at TESC!

Israeli Apartheid Week will be happening in Olympia for the first time in 2012!

This tradition was started in 2005 at the University of Toronto, Canada, and is now marked in cities across the globe.

The Week aims to draw attention to Israel's discriminatory policies aga
inst the Palestinian people in all forms: the racist military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the unequal civil rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the refusal on the part of the Israeli government to recognize the right of return of Palestinian refufees at the same time as it allows any Jewish person from anywhere in the world to become an Israeli citizen.

Film Screening: Slingshot Hip-Hop

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

 The Evergreen State College

Lecture Hall 5

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, TESC Divest!, The Mideast Solidary Project and Hip-Hop Congress Present Slingshot Hip-Hop, the acclaimed film about several Palestinian rap groups in Israel and the Occupied Territories, which follows the struggles these young people face in connecting with each other across Israel's apartheid wall in the West Bank and siege of the Gaza Strip. The film won the Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, among various other awards, and has made the facts of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict known to a wide new audience.

The film will be shown at The Evergreen State College, in Lecture Hall 5, at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 1st, and will be followed by a short audience discussion.

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