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April 24, 2014
April 3, 2014
Fr. Bob Holmes, a Roman Catholic Basilian priest and teacher, has been active in social justice ministry for several years, involved in Christian Peacemaker Teams all over the world, including Israel/Palestine, Colombia, Uganda, and Iraq, to name a few. He is joined by Amos Gvirtz, an Israeli Peace Activist from Kibbutz Sheffayim, north of Tel Aviv, who is founder of Palestinians and Israelis for Nonviolence and a chairperson for the Israeli Committee against Home Demolitions. Together they will be informing us of their experiences in Israel/Palestinian, particularly with regards to the illegal home demolitions that have been displacing indigenous Palestinians for decades.
This event should be especially relevant if you’d like to learn more about the student-led efforts to get ASU to divest from Caterpillar, particularly for student leaders. It’s important to hear all sides of an issue, and this is a chance to hear two engaging voices with first-hand experience. These issues truly do affect all of us in a myriad of ways, and it’s important to develop an informed opinion.
This event is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine.
Personal Biographies of the Speakers:
Mr. Amos Gvirtz: Amos Gvirtz is an Israeli Peace Activist from Kibbutz Sheffayim, north of Tel Aviv. He is founder of Palestinians and Israelis for Nonviolence, a former member of the Steering Committee of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (www.ifor.org) and chairperson of the Committee Against Home Demolitions (www.icahd.org). In 2001 he initiated the founding of The Recognition Forum which is an organization which advocates for the rights of the Bedouin communities living in unrecognized villages in the Negev Desert of Southern Israel. In 2006 he began writing short weekly reports about violations of human rights in the Occupied Territories and in the Negev, under the name “Don’t Say We Did Not Know”. Mr. Gvirtz has a Facebook page where many of his writings are posted.
Fr. Bob Holmes: Bob is a Roman Catholic Basilian priest/teacher, who has been active in social justice ministry for several years. He is the Basilian Coordinator for Peace & Justice and heads up the Basilian Centre for Peace & Justice in Toronto. Since January 2000 Bob has been a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and has served in Canada, USA, Israel/Palestine, Chiapas, Vieques, Colombia, Uganda, Congo, Iraq and Kurdistan. He is currently a member of the CPT Palestine Team.
Information on Christian Peacemaker Teams: Christian Peacemaker Teams have their origins in the traditional Christian Peace Churches – Mennonites, Brethren and Quakers. Today Catholics and Protestants of all denominations are found on CPT teams. CPT is founded on the Biblical teaching of Jesus that his followers must seek justice for the oppressed and love their enemies. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that calls us to be Peacemakers. We believe that Jesus’ disciples are called to stand with the poor and oppressed and to actively intervene in ways which can promote God’s justice, God’s peace, and reduce the violence suffered by the poor and oppressed. We believe that violence and war can never bring about a just peace, that the means used in the struggle for justice must reflect the goal envisioned – a peace where the enemy is not defeated but transformed into a friend. CPT was founded in English-speaking North America but now has international membership and is present and active throughout the world. CPT stands in solidarity with unarmed victims of violence. We offer accompaniment to threatened communities, organizations and individuals in the hope that our presence will reduce the level of violence. We encourage and stand with the victims of violence who struggle non-violently for peace and justice. We publicly denounce violations of the rights and dignity of those we accompany. We confront those in the US and Canada who export violence through the manufacture and sales of weapons. We confront our political leaders, demanding that they cease all forms of military aid, and focus instead on humanitarian aid. For more information on CPT, please click here.
April 12, 2013
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Benefit Concert ft. Invincible, Khaled M., Remi Kanazi, and Shining Soul
Students for Justice in Palestine at ASU is honored to welcome hip hop artists and performing poets: Invincible, Khaled M., Remi Kanazi, and Shining Soul to share their talents in order to raise funds for Palestine Children’s Relief Fund – Arizona Chapter.
Purchase tickets online here. At-the-door tickets will be limited.
Venue Website: www.clubredrocks.com
INVINCIBLE: A hip hop artist with wordplay and rhymes that will leave you speechless. Invincible’s lyrics are like a Sledgehammer to the political and social constructs you once thought you knew. Invincible is based in Detroit, but their reach connects people from around the globe beginning with small communities.http://emergencemedia.org/
KHALED M.: The son of a Libyan revolutionary, a Libyan-American hip hop artist and reigning Chicago Urban Music Awards “Lyricist of the Year” has been featured on CNN, ABC World News, Yahoo! News, BBC, Complex Magazine, NPR and more.http://thisiskhaledm.com/
REMI KANAZI: Palestinian-American poet and activist based in NYC. The editor of the anthology of hip hop, poetry and art, Poets for Palestine (2008), and the author of the collection of poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine (2011). He has toured hundreds of venues across the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. http://
SHINING SOUL: A grass roots duo based out of PHX, originating from the occupied O’odham land of southern Arizona, Shining Soul’s unique vintage means of beat production, and down to earth, empowering rhyme delivery is reminiscent of Hip-Hop’s early days, when beats, rhymes, and community empowerment took priority.http://
PALESTINE CHILDREN’S RELIEF FUND (AZ Chapter): The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is a registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that was established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. It has since expanded to help suffering children from the region, based only on their medical needs. [They] do not discriminate based on religion, gender, nationality or sect.
Thank you to all volunteers and supporters currently making this possible: Students for Justice in Palestine, The Underground Foundation, Davina Kumar (flyer artwork), and Ellie Craze (flyer design).
THE UNDERGROUND FOUNDATION (TUF): TUF is an organization founded by ASU Students, inclusive to all, dedicated to solidifying and improving an independent music scene at Arizona State University and her surrounding cities. https://www.facebook.com/
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March 25, 2013
“High on Zionism: The Indoctrination of Apartheid Israel Today”
A lecture by Max Blumenthal
Monday, March 25th at 7:00 PM, Neeb Hall 105
Max Blumenthal, award-winning journalist and best-selling author, joins ASU Students for Justice in Palestine for a lecture after returning from a reporting trip through Cairo, the West Bank, and Israel. The lecture will discuss his experiences on this trip—including Israel-Palestine in the Arab Spring, the Israeli election, and the indoctrination of the Birthright trips—and the censorship in the US of any speech critical of Israel.
Max Blumenthal’s articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post, Salon, Al Jazeera English, and many other publications. He is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow for The Nation Institute. In 2003, he won the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Award for his investigative print journalism.
We hope to see you there!
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March 4, 2013 – March 7, 2013
Join SJP for a week full of events to educate the community about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system. March 4-7.
Monday, March 4:
Mock Apartheid Wall
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Learn more about why the Israeli regime is known as an apartheid state worldwide with a reenactment of one of the most visible applications of the Occupation. Take a tour of the wall and talk to an SJP member anytime during the day. Dialogue is welcome.
Tuesday, March 5:
“Roadmap to Apartheid”
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.
Wednesday, March 6:
“Zionism, The Crime of Apartheid and the Occupation of Palestine”
Lecture by Dr. Zahi Damuni
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hear from the co-founder of Al-Awda, The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and longtime activist for Palestinian human rights. Dr.Damuni is the recipient of several community awards for his activism for the Palestinian cause.
We hope to see all of you there!
February 23, 2013
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, and more. Join us for dinner, provided by Flaming Kebab, and entertainment, including Palestinian dabke, poetry, and singing. In addition, we’ll be auctioning Palestinian artwork, books, and clothing.
Tickets can be purchased at the following link:
November 14, 2012
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?
February 27, 2012 – March 2, 2012
Students for Justice in Palestine will be hosting Israeli Apartheid Week from Feb 27 to March 2, 2012.
Monday, February 27
“Hebron: A Microcosm of Israeli Occupation and Palestinian Resistance”
7:00-9:00pm, Business Administration (BA) Room 341
What does peacemaking look like on the ground in places like Hebron, Palestine? Join us for a lecture by Bob Holmes, an activist working to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Father Bob Holmes is part of the Christian Peacemaker Teams and works alongside Palestinians, Israelis, Internationals, Muslims, Jews, Christians and others in leading nonviolent resistance initiatives against the Israeli occupation.
Wednesday, March 29
Tears of Gaza: A Movie Screening
7:00-9:00pm, LSE Room 106
This documentary by Norwegian director Vibeke Lokkeberg focuses on the Gaza War from the perspective of children. The film is based upon videos taken by the civilian population in Gaza during the 2008-2009 Massacre and has won several international film competitions, including a Human Rights award from the Al-Jazeera Documentary Festival in 2011.
Free pizza and drinks will be provided!
February 9, 2012
Join Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Law Students’ Association for a lecture with Dr. Noam Chomsky, a renowned linguist and social activist from MIT. Dr. Noam Chomsky will speak about the conflict in Palestine-Israel, the roles that United States and the media play in the conflict, and prospects for peace and justice in the land.
The lecture will be in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Great Hall (http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=LAW) at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 9. We hope to see you there!
Note: The lecture will also be streamed online tomorrow at noon. Please click on the following link to view Dr. Chomsky’s talk: http://online.law.asu.edu/events/2012/chomsky/
January 11, 2012
Join us for an inspiring lecture from Omar Barghouti, a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). The author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, Omar will lecture on the boycotts, divestment, and sanctions within the nonviolent movements of Mandela and King and how these tactics can be applied within international Palestinian solidarity activism.
The lecture will be in COOR 170 (http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=COOR) at 7:00pm. The best parking option for this event is the Apache parking structure (http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=PS%20APACHE%20BLVD).
Hope to see you all there–help us support the struggle for equal rights in Israel and Palestine!