WHEN: 12:30 – 1:30pm Thurs, Nov 22
WHERE: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues (6476 North West Marine Drive)
UBC – Unceded Musqueam territories
Since Wednesday, November 14, Israel has been brutally bombarding Gaza. Over 1300 places have been bombed. More than 100 Palestinians have died, over 600 are injured, and the death toll is rising rapidly. Israel has called on 75,000 reservists and is gathering its tanks and forces at the border to prepare for a ground incursion, which could take place in as little as 36 hours according to the ultimatum issued by the Israeli government.
Join us on unceded Musqueam land for a panel discussion and critical dialogue to address the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, global solidarity movements, and resistance against colonialism and occupation. Our speakers include Hanna Kawas, the chair of Canada Palestine Association and host of Voice of Palestine. He will discuss international complicity in the attacks and siege on Gaza, and the Canadian role in particular. Khaled Barakat is a Palestinian writer and community activist. He will discuss the history of resistance and struggle in Gaza. This event will be facilitated by Razan Abu-Remaileh, a Palestinian activist and student who is taking First Nations Studies and Women’s Studies at UBC. She will make connections between Indigenous struggles in Canada and Palestine.