Tag Archives: SJP

Anarchists Against the Wall: The Soldier and the Refusenik

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Justine ‘Juniper’ Mitchell ’15 invites you to confront settler colonialism and get down tomorrow afternoon:

Eran and Maya, two Jewish Israeli citizens from Anarchists Against the Wall and Boycott from Within will be at Wesleyan this Tuesday to discuss their direct action tactics and activism in in the West Bank as well as their efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation.

Growing up in Jerusalem, both Eran and Maya became critical of the occupation and injustices against Palestinian people. After serving in the IDF Eran joined Breaking the Silence and published testimonies from IDF soldiers. His investigative reports have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Guardian.

Maya on the other hand refused to serve in the IDF and was thus sentenced to military prison and detention. After her release she co-led the feminist alternative education program New Profile, guided political tours in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and worked with Rabbis for Human Rights.

Check out their website here.

http://www.soldierandrefusenik.com/

  • Date: TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 5
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Place: PAC 002
  • Facebook: event

Palestinian Justice Film Series: Salt of this Sea

Samantha Sikder ’14 writes in with the next installment of the Palestinian Justice Film Series:

The Palestinian Justice Film Series continues this week with Salt of this Sea. Join us a for a viewing, snacks and discussion.
“Annemarie Jacir’s politically charged feature debut is the story of Soraya (Suheir Hammad), a Brooklyn-born woman who travels to Palestine to retrieve her grandfather’s savings, frozen in a Jaffa bank account after his 1948 exile. Struggling to feel at home in the land of her ancestors — and rebuffed by the country’s financial institutions — she meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they devise a plan to reclaim what is theirs — whatever the consequences may be.”
Date: Today, April 17
Time: 8pm
Place: PAC104
Face the Book: Here

“Post-Butler Post-Zionism”: SJP Meeting (Today!)

“You SJB? WeSJP!” chants Greg Shaheen ’13, from the front lines of a march through Bil’in:

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 Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine (WeSJP) is a group of students and faculty committed to giving a voice to the Palestinian narrative.

Join us for the first WeSJP meeting of the semester.

This Thursday at 5pm Usdan couches—look for the kids in keffiyehs.

Date: Today, February 21st
Time: 5:00PM
Place: Usdan black couches
Not to be confused with: This

Open Discussion: Conflict in Gaza

Becca Casper-Johnson’15  cares about your feelings, sort of:

Come join Students for Justice in Palestine and J Street U for an open discussion on the conflict in Gaza. Come join us for an open discussion on the conflict in Gaza. Talk about your feelings (just about Gaza/Israel/Palestine though please), your personal experiences, talk about the news or give us your two cents on Israeli and Palestinian politics (I hear something kind of important is happening at the UN today), ask us what the Gaza strip is and what’s going on there.

This discussion is co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and J Street U, but everyone is welcome no matter your politics or involvement. This is not a debate, and we encourage you to come without a mindset of “sides” and blame. Let’s make the conversation at Wes about responsibility and moving forward.

Bring your lunch and your friends!

Unfortunately Hillary will not be able to attend…

Date: Friday, November 30
Time:
 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113
Faceboook Event

Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists: Documentary screening & discussion with director Bruce Robbins

The Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine are kicking the year off with a short documentary. Come through for what looks to be a thought-provoking event:

A documentary film about American Jews who 
take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.

A documentary film about American Jews who
take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.
The center of the film is the story of how people changed
their minds: what they were told about Israel and their
Jewish identity as they were growing up, what they went
through as they started looking at things differently, what
Israel and Jewish identity mean to them now. The moral
of the story is that people CAN change their minds– not
something that has been obvious on this issue.

Screening and discussion with director hosted by
Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine.

Date: Today(te)
Time: 5:00pm
Movie Theater: PAC 001