Event: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Dinner

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

UWaterloo Students For Palestinian Rights-UW SFPR is glad to present the First Annual Solidarity with the Palestinian People celebration Dinner. Families and friends enjoy live performances, comedy shows and reviving the Palestinian culture within our community, and a full course meal.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at St. Pauls Almuni Hall.
Tickets will be on sale by November 12th.
Doors open at 6:00pm

Tickets:
Early Bird: $20
Family Package (4 people, two children under the age of 12): $65
At the Door: $25

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/286700598197113/

Tickets: https://www.ticketfi.com/event/74/uw-sfpr-solidarity-dinner

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Demonstration for Gaza, Spring 2014

#FreePalestine #GazaUnderAttack

The massacre continues…
July 20 the Israeli forces bombarded the small village of Al-Shujaaya murdering 80 civilians in one day.
Unfortunately the media is not giving Gaza the fair share of media coverage which needs to change. Come out Friday afternoon to stand with Gaza an expression of solidarity from the Kitchener Waterloo community with the Palestinians.

Chants, Speakers and demonstrations from the members of the community. Let’s raise awareness of the issue, let’s show the community what the media is not!

Interested in volunteering email sfprexecs@gmail.com

Be the change!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326646090824373/

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Protest the Assault on Gaza, Spring 2014

Protests are being organized in cities around the world to respond to the ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians. Since the June 12 disappearance and killing of 3 Israeli settlers, Israeli forces and civilians have killed more than 10 Palestinian civilians and wounded 90 (including the brutal murder of 16 year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir), carried out 60 airstrikes on Gaza, arrested over 500 people, and invaded more than 1000 homes.

In Waterloo, the Students for Palestinian Rights, are calling on all supporters of human rights to join us at a rally in uptown Waterloo in front of Peter Braids office.

Date: Friday, July 11th
Time: 5 pm
Location: Meeting at Waterloo Public Square and heading to Peter Braid’s office

Bring Palestinian flags, banners, and your voices!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/653186291424675/

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Protest the Continued Assault on Palestinians

Protests are being organized in cities around the world to respond to the ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians. Since the June 12 disappearance and killing of 3 Israeli settlers, Israeli forces and civilians have killed more than 10 Palestinian civilians and wounded 90 (including the brutal murder of 16 year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir), carried out 60 airstrikes on Gaza, arrested over 500 people, and invaded more than 1000 homes.

In Waterloo, the Students for Palestinian Rights, are calling on all supporters of human rights to join us at a rally in uptown Waterloo in front of Peter Braids office.

Date: Friday, July 11th
Time: 5 pm
Location: Meeting at Waterloo Public Square and heading to Peter Braid’s office

Bring Palestinian flags, banners, and your voices!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/653186291424675/

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Event: Palestinian BBQ!

When: Sunday June 22 2014
Where: Waterloo Park, Picnic Area #1
Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hello SFPR friends!

SFPR is hosting a SUMMER BBQ!!

Come and enjoy a day of Sports, chillaxing and FOOD.
– For the vegetarians out there, there will be veggie burgers too 🙂 Also to add to the Arabian tradition we will have BBQ CORN!!

You will also get the chance to purchase your very own PALESTINIAN KUFFYIAH made in AlKahlil City, but we have a LIMITED number so make sure you get your own!

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions,
Email us at sfprexecs@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/281521128686402/

 

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Event: Remembrance of the Dispossessed: A Vigil for Palestinian Refugees

Note: This event is to commemorate the lives lost and affected by the 1948 Nakba.

Join us for our FIRST event of the spring term

SFPR-UW @ Waterloo Public Square @ 7-10PM / 15 May 2014

The University of Waterloo’s Students for Palestinian Rights invite you to express your solidarity with the Palestinian Diaspora.

This Vigil is intended to raise awareness about two major tragedies in Palestinian history, the Nakba (1948), the Naksa (1967), and will address the impact of history on Palestinian suffering today.

People of different ages and circumstances will gather for a night of live music and the sharing of personal tragedy and experience.

This event will also shed light on current conditions of Palestinian refugee camps through photographs, stories and speeches.

Flowers and candles will be provided by donation. All proceeds aid Palestinian Refugees living in camps across the Middle East.

Guests are encouraged to contribute photo prints and other objects to display with flowers and candles in memory of Palestinian victims and non-Palestinians victimized for their support of the cause.

Want to volunteer?
Contact us at sfprexecs@gmail.com 
OR
Sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yWZIJcwy4dds0D4XFwOF1jUhAbYWPZTAyuFq8yLfumg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416776365257467/

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Event: Video Games Night!!

When: Monday March 24 2014
Where: Student Life Centre (SLC) Great Hall
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

To all the video gamers!

Come out and play one of the games below!

– FIFA ’12, ’13, ’14
– Street Fighter
– Call Of Duty (BlackOps, Modern Warfare 2)

There will be 2 PS3’s and 1 Xbox!

FIFA+CoD
1 ticket/game = $2

Street fighter
1 ticket/game = $1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/281521128686402/

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The Global Pro-Justice Movement – A Panel

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week, Students for Palestinian Rights invites you to attend a panel on Palestinian and global pro-justice movement.

Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: CPH 3607

The Speakers:

Frank Barat:

Frank Barat, a human rights activist based in London, will give a brief historical overview of the work of the Russell Tribunal, including the Vietnam and South America tribunal of the 70s and will then focus on the Palestine tribunal with a strong emphasis on the last session in Cape Town, that concluded that ‘Israel’s policies against the Palestinian People were in breach of the prohibition against Apartheid in International Law’. His presentation will then address the global pro-justice movement and look into the need to internationalize the struggle.

Frank Barat is the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, a popular tribunal created in 2009 to expose and examine Israel’s impunity in regards to its treatment of the Palestinian People. He has edited two books; ‘Gaza in Crisis’ with Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, and ‘Corporate Complicity in Israel’s Occuption’ with Asa Winstanely. He has also participated in the book ‘Is there a court for Gaza?’ with Daniel Machover. He writes for Counterpunch, Al Jazeera English, The Electronic Intifada, The New Internationalist, the Palestine Chronicle, Ceasefire Magazine and other publications.

Sriram Ananth:

Joining Barat as part of a panel discussion following the lecture will be Sriram Ananth, relating the Palestine solidarity movement to the Kashmir struggle, as well as a Patricia Veena Phillip, a 2nd year science student at UW and who will be talking about the Tamil struggle.

Sriram Ananth is an activist and writer currently living in Toronto. He has been active on issues surrounding Palestine solidarity, anti-imperialism, gender justice, and labour struggles in India, the US, and Canada for over a decade. He is a member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto and is completing his PhD in Political and Economic Geography from the University of Minnesota.

Patricia Veena Phillip:

(More information later – check back on March 2!)

Resistance Culture: An Evening of Spoken Word, Poetry and Art with Remi Kanazi

Date: March 8, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: MC  (Math and Computing) 4020

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Event Description:

Join us for an evening with New-York-based poet, writer and activist Remi Kanazi. Remi is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008) and author of the acclaimed book Poetic Injustice. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and he recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.

“Some poetry is meant to make you sit in quiet contemplation. Not so with Remi Kanazi’s. Read his words out loud for yourself and your friends. Let their compassionate anger, their intricate dance of ideas, their unflinching witness, wash over you, dance with you, pick you up, and spur you to action.” Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.

For more about Remi, click here.

Here is some of Kanazi’s work:

A Poem for Gaza

Coexistence

This Poem will not end Apartheid 

David Heap's Firsthand Account of the Capture of the Canadian Boat to Gaza

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Location:
Math and Computing Building (MC), University of Waterloo, Room 4021
Admission: Free

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Event Description: 

David Heap will give his account of the Freedom Waves to Gaza which took place in November, when Irish and Canadian boats tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

A linguistics professor at the University of Western Ontario, Heap was on board the Canadian Boat, the Tahrir, when it was seized by the Israeli navy in international waters. Freedom Waves is part of an ongoing global solidarity movement challenging the blockade of Gaza and working for freedom for Palestine.

This event is sponsored by Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

Light refreshments will be served.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!