The 13th annual Israeli Apartheid Week
The 13th annual Israeli Apartheid Week is here
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2017 is here, a series of events taking place in campuses and cities around the world, aiming to raise awareness of Israel's regime of settler colonialism and apartheid, and to build solidarity with the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
IAW is a huge global annual event and PSC has been working for the past few months with partners including War on Want, the BDS national committee and others to provide support and resources to the fantastic groups of student activists who have organised events across UK campuses.
You will have seen media coverage of the attempts by pro-Israel groups to lobby universities to prevent events going ahead. Students are standing firm and PSC is working with all key partners to support students in bringing the issues of justice for Palestinians to campuses all over the UK this week.
This year's wide range of events includes the opening plenary in London on Tuesday 28th February, 100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism, with poet and Dream Defenders activist Aja Monet; Farid Esack, veteran anti-apartheid activist; and Dr Karma Nabulsi.
Many other events including talks, film screenings, and exhibitions are taking place across the UK - see the Israeli Apartheid Week website for more.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.
His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania
Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com
Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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