Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement. Last year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) took place in more than 40 cities across the globe.
SDS strives to amplify the voices that have been silenced by blockades, travel restrictions and racism to show that Palestinians continue to persevere despite the oppressive system they face. We support the peaceful popular resistance movements that demand self determination, equality and respect from the Israeli government. Until the Israeli government respects human rights, the right of return and other international laws, and ends their apartheid policies we will continue the struggle in solidarity with the Palestinian people. We strongly oppose government funding to the Israeli government or any other government that commits crimes against humanity and we are working towards implementing BDS policies in Houston.
So this year, Houston will host IAW once again! Scroll down for our list of events:
March 7th – Dabke Flashmob
Butler Plaza in front of MD Anderson Library
11 am – 1 pm
We’re going to meet and dance dabke at 11, 11:20, 11:50, 12:20, and 12:50. This is a great way to get people’s attention, hand out information on BDS and the Palestine issue, and have fun! Come out and bring your friends for the dance party!!
March 10th – Movie Screening of Slingshot Hip Hop
Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006
Movie screening of Slingshot Hip Hop. Here’s the trailer:
March 21st – Women’s Panel on Feminism Under Occupation
MD Anderson Library, Honors College, 212L
Sabreena Da Witch (Palestinian hip hop artist) will come speak on a panel of women activists about feminism in Israel/Palestine and how occupation and war have affected women and their rights.
Co-sponsored by the Student Feminist Organization
March 22nd – Viva Palestine Outdoor Concert
Lynn Eusan Park (behind the Hilton hotel, right in front of Cougar Village dorms)
4 pm – 6 pm
Sabreena Da Witch, Mohammad Al-Farrah, and many more musicians will be coming to perform at UH! Free food, nice weather, and awesome music!
IAW2011handbill [PDF] | Facebook Event for IAW | Israeli Apartheid Week International Website