Hey all! We are pleased to announce that we will be at Passport to ASU this year- on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30pm-9pm on Tempe campus! More info to come!
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.
We hope you can make it!
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!
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.
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.
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.email@example.com with any questions.
Aman Aberra- firstname.lastname@example.org
Shifa Alkhatib- email@example.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.
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?
Aman Aberra- SJP President
Shifa Alkhatib- SJP Media and Public Relations
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.
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.