Join us for an evening with journalist Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

 Recording of the event here + another smear “article” on this event here

Please join us for a discussion with journalist Dan Cohen as he shares with us his experience reporting in Gaza during and after Operation Protective Edge. The event will be held at the Tempe campus in room PSH151 at 6:00pm.

Here is a link to the Facebook event page, and here is a link to the location of the building

We hope you can make it!

“5 Broken Cameras” Documentary Showing

SJP poster for 5 broken cameras showing

 

Please join SJP ASU in our showing of the Oscar nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras”! This compelling film from 2011 chronicles recent struggles of a Palestinian village to resist the occupation with non-violent means. We will be showing this documentary on October 10, 2013. The show will begin at 7:00pm at the outdoor stage North of the Memorial Union. (The film is approximately 90 minutes long.) To view the event on Facebook, and/or to invite your family and friends, please click here. We hope to see you there!Thank you!

SJP is Hosting a Fundraising Auction and Dinner!

Join ASU SJP for a fundraising art auction and dinner, with live entertainment, on Saturday, February 23rd, at the Memorial Union, ASU (Room 202). 

In order to continue our work spreading awareness and upholding justice, we need your support. Our expenses include the costs of bringing speakers from out of state, or country, costs of storage of our Wall display, advertising costs, and more. Join us for dinner, provided by Flaming Kebab, and entertainment, including Palestinian dabke, poetry, and singing. In addition, we’ll be auctioning Middle Eastern artwork, antiques, and clothing and selling books on the Israeli Occupation.

Ticket page

Event page

Facebook page

Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine: Iyad Burnat-Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Iyad Burnat copyThursday, January 24th at 6 PM (Film Screening followed by talk by Iyad Burnat)
ASU Tempe Campus – COOR 174

Iyad Burnat joins us to tell the stories of Bil’in and life in the occupied West Bank, and talk about strategies for non-violent popular resistance with a goal of peace and prosperity for all people.

In addition, we will be screening an Oscar nominated film called 5 Broken Cameras, which documents the weekly, non-violent demonstrations in Bil’in, beginning in 2005, against the building of the Israeli separation wall and the encroachment of illegal settlements, in spite of military opposition by the Israeli Defense Force that has resulted in injuries and deaths.

Iyad Burnat is head of the Bil’in Popular Committee and a leader in the village’s non-violent popular resistance movement. Iyad was born in Bil’in in September of 1973. He became involved in popular resistance as a teenager, and was arrested by the Israeli military for the first time at age 17. He was accused of throwing stones, and imprisoned for two years. Since then he has been arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli military several more times.

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General Meeting and BDS Workshop: Jan. 18 @ 4 pm

When: Friday, January 18, 4 p.m.

Where: ASU, Memorial Union Room 80 (Mecha Room)

All are welcome to join us in our first meeting of the semester.  We will be discussing future semester events and most importantly we will be holding a BDS Workshop.  Come and learn more about our work for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!  If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to be involved please email us.

Free Pizza will be served!

Contact Media.sjpalestine@gmail.com with any questions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491282537590855/

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 29 for- Beautiful Resistance: The Struggle for Peace and Resistance in Palestine

Where: Discovery Building, Room 250 ASU Tempe Campus
When: 7 pm
Join SJP for a lecture panel by Amer Shurrab and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb.Amer Shurrab is a Palestinian from Khan Yunis and a graduate of Vermont’s Middlebury College. His father and two brothers were fleeing their village when their vehicle came under Israeli fire. Twenty-eight-year-old Kassab died in a hail of bullets trying to flee the vehicle. Eighteen-year-old Ibrahim survived the initial attack, but Israeli troops refused to allow an ambulance to reach them until twenty hours later. By then, it was too late. Ibrahim had bled to death in front of his father.

Amer joins us to tell his story.In light of the terrible destruction of Gaza, what does it look like to resist the assault on the Palestinian way of life and, at the same time, build a vision of a world we want to live in together? Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb will share slides and stories from the West Bank, and address Jewish solidarity in the movement to hold Israel accountable for Occupation. Lynn Gottlieb is co-founder of the Muslim Jewish Peacewalk, and on the Advisory Board of Jewish Voice for Peace and a Freeman Fellow of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Contact: Media.sjpalestine@gmail.com for questions

Friday, Nov. 23rd, Solidarity March for Gaza @ 5pm on Mill ave.

Contacts:

Aman Aberra- sjpalestine48@gmail.com

Shifa Alkhatib- media.sjpalestine@gmail.com

SJP and CARAMA are co-sponsoring another march this Friday at 5pm on the northwest corner of Mill Ave. and University Dr. (corner with PF changs).

Time is most crucial at this moment to continue showing solidarity with Gaza!   It is our duty as citizens of the US, and the world, to stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Please come and show your support.

Location: Northwest corner of Mill Ave and University Dr., Tempe , Arizona
When: Friday, November 23, 2012, 5 pm
Why: Because when we remain silent, we are complicit in human rights abuses

Community members stand in solidarity last Friday with the people of Gaza.

Community members stand on the corner of Mill and University last Thursday to show their solidarity and raise awareness to the massacre in Gaza.

Join us for a guest lecture by Dr. Dalit Baum-Wednesday November 14th at 7 pm @ ASU

Who Profits from the Israeli Occupation? Queer-feminist responses to Corporate Profiteering

SJP and OUTLaw welcome you to a guest lecture on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7 PM in LSE 107, by Dr. Dalit Baum on the Democracy Movement in Israel/Palestine from the feminist perspective, and the Israeli government’s new tactic called “pinkwashing”.

The talk will provide an overview of the economy of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, from a feminist perspective, and a discussion of queer-feminist organizing in 1948/ Israel against militarization, racism and occupation. How can the 99% take on the big corporations that perpetuate war and occupation?

 How can students at ASU engage in economic activism with concrete positive effects on people’s lives in Palestine?Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is an Israeli activist and teacher, who founded “Who Profits from the Occupation”, an activist research project of The Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. This year she is working in the Bay Area out of the Economic Activism Program of Global Exchange, providing community and campus divest campaigns with resources and tools.

Contact: Media.sjpalestine@gmail.com for questions

SJP Stands with M.E.Ch.A. in Denouncing Columbus Day and Promoting Indigenous Peoples Day

Contacts:

Aman Aberra- SJP President

sjpalestine48@gmail.com

Shifa Alkhatib- SJP Media and Public Relations

Media.sjpalestine@gmail.com

Today, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán at ASU (M.E.Ch.A.) and the Students for Justice in Palestine at ASU (SJP) stood together outside of the Memorial Union at Arizona State University to bring awareness to our indigenous population and celebrate indigenous culture.  M.E.Ch.A. members laid outside in over 90 degree heat, with red shirts and skulls painted on their faces, to make the point that Columbus day is a celebration of invasion, occupation, and enslavement of native peoples.  SJP members supported this effort by collecting dozens of student signatures for a petition to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on our academic calendars.

The purpose of transforming this day into Indigenous Peoples day is to educate people about the truth of the conquest of the “New World” by Christopher Columbus.  This day should be a day for people to learn the truth of colonialism and the genocide that resulted from Columbus’ invasion.

Columbus day is a federal holiday to commemorate Christopher Columbus arriving in the “New World” in 1492. Columbus day should not be celebrated as it led to European colonization, exploitation of the Native population, genocide, and the Atlantic Slave Trade.   Instead, let us celebrate a day of indigenous culture and change what the next generation of children are taught in schools.

Repudiating our nation’s history of colonialism will take more than just replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. The United States sends a massive amount of military aid to Israel—$8.2 million a day—supporting the continuation of Israel’s impunity and human rights abuses against Palestinians. Since it’s creation in 1948, Israel has slowly stolen more and more Palestinian land, in a pattern resembling the European settlers’ expansion across North America.

Shrinking Native American and Palestinian Land
Green represents the historic land

With it’s apartheid wall, Israel has divided the West Bank into a labyrinth of checkpoints, with settlers illegally building new settlements and stealing more Palestinian land every day. Gaza remains trapped—the largest open air prison in the world—blockaded and bombarded by the Israeli military. We are all witnesses to another case of occupation and colonization, but we will not stand to let history repeat itself.

We stand with M.E.Ch.A. and ask Arizona State University to remove Columbus Day from our academic calendars and mark October 8 as Indigenous Peoples Day.

 

SJP member (left) and M.E.Ch.A. member (right) stand side by side in solidarity

Dedicated M.E.CH.A. member all smiles before laying down in 90 degree heat.

SJP Supports the Russell Tribunal Held on Oct. 6 & 7

October 4, 2012- Students for Justice in Palestine at Arizona State University supports the Russell Tribunal on Palestine which will be held this weekend in the Great Hall of the Cooper Union located in New York.  The fact that the Russell Tribunal will be held in such a historic place gives us hope that one day justice will be served for the Palestinians.  This Hall has been the center of many campaigns such as worker’s rights and even the women’s suffrage movement as well as the birth of the NAACP. The Tribunal does not have any legal status but has a strong backing and sense of legitimacy that comes from the support of all those who advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights.  Israel’s impunity has not gone unnoticed to many across the world and the New York Tribunal will be framed around the root of the conflict as well as UN and US responsibility in the denial of the Palestinian right to self-determination.  Previous Russell Tribunals were held in Barcelona, London, and Cape Town each focusing on a different topic such as EU complicity, corporate complicity, and the crime of Apartheid, respectively.

 

The tribunal will be live streamed on Free Speech TV and at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine on October 6 and 7.  For more information visit http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/

Contact:

Shifa Alkhatib/ASU SJP Media & PR

Media.Sjpalestine@gmail.com