Palestine Awareness Week at San Diego State University

March 1st to March 11th

Students for Justice in Palestine at San Diego State University is a non-profit advocacy group committed to a core set of principles to which it expects its members to adhere. SJP believes that while the Palestinian people must ultimately be able to decide their future in Palestine, certain key principles grounded in international law, human rights and basic standards of justice are fundamental to a just resolution of the plight of the Palestinian people.

March 1st and 2nd
Life Behind the Wall

SJP at SDSU will display a mock Apartheid Wall on Campanile Walkway at SDSU depicting the quality of life and the disparities on each side of the wall. Israel refers to this wall as their "Security Fence" which separates communities and annexes more Palestinian land.

The wall will be displayed from 8 AM until 5 PM on both days.

Tuesday, March 1st at 12 PM: TBA

Wednesday March 2nd at 12 PM:
Leena Barakat will present on her experiences in Palestine.

Wednesday, March 2nd
"Exposing AIPAC: Undoing the Zionist Myth"

Lecture by Miko Peled
@ 7 PM in Casa Real (Aztec Center)

Miko Peled, is an Israeli writer and activist living in the US. He is about to publish his book "The General's Son" a personal narrative of an Israeli discovering Palestine. Miko is the son of Israeli General Matti Peled, who was among Israeli top decision makers in the 1967 Six Day War. In 1997 Miko's 13 year old niece was killed in a suicide attack in Jerusalem urging Miko to learn more about the conflict and engage with his Palestinian neighbors to learn what can be done to stop the killing of innocent people. Miko, along with Palestinian Nader Elbanna is co founder of the Elbanna-Peled Foundation, dedicated to empowering groups who work for reconciliation efforts in Israel/Palestine.

Wednesday, March 9th
Talk w/ Huwaida Arraf

@ 7 PM in Casa Real (Aztec Center)

Huwaida Arraf is one of the co-founders of the International Solidarity Movement. She has a been a long time activist in the Occupied Territories maintaining her political stance of non-violent resistance. She was also the co-chair for Students for Justice in Palestine at the Washington School of Law. Arraf chairs the Free Gaza Movement, the organization behind the Gaza Freedom Flotillas- a series of groups of ships carrying activists and humanitarian aid that were organized to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. She was aboard the 2008 Free Gaza boats and the 2010 flotilla that was raided by Israeli commandos on May 31, 2010.

Friday, March 11th
Palestine Cultural Night

@ 6:30 PM in Backdoor (Aztec Center)

FREE Authentic Palestinian Food
Spoken Word
Oud performance
Tabla perfomance
Visual Art

More info:
Lorain Rihan
Facebook: SDSU Students for Justice in Palestine

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