Saturday, February 28

Philadelphia Israeli Apartheid Week Calendar

First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, more than 25 cities around the world participated in the week's activities, which also commemorated 60 years since the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homes and land in 1947-1948. IAW 2008 was launched with a live broadcast from the South African township of Soweto by Palestinian leader and former member of the Israeli Knesset, Azmi Bishara.

This year, IAW occurs in the wake of Israel's barbaric assault against the people of Gaza. Lectures, films, and actions will make the point that these latest massacres further confirm the true nature of Israeli Apartheid. IAW 2009 will continue to build and strengthen the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at a global level.

Join us in Philadelphia for a week of action and education.

Saturday, February 28: Gaza Fundraiser

5-8pm Calvary Church 48 & Baltimore Featuring: Middle Eastern Food, Presentations by Doctor Labiq Syed & Doctor Labib Syed, brothers of John Hopkins & members of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, who recently traveled overseas to provide care in war-torn Gaza and will share information about their trip.

Spoken Word: Poets Aysha El Shamayleh & Ashraf Osman, Music by: Paddy Corcoran (of Paddy and the Hostages), Informational Loop Presentation created by Aine Fox Tickets: $10 - General Admission $25 & Above - Solidarity $5 for unemployed & students Call 215-724-1618 or email for ticket information or to make reservations.All proceeds to the Emergency Gaza Appeal of the United Palestinian Appeal Sunday,

Sunday, March 1st and Monday, March 2nd: City-wide Guerrilla Media Event

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Tuesday, March 3rd: Occupation 101 Documentary Screening followed by an Open Forum

Fisher-Bennett 401 (3340 Walnut St).
Co-Sponsored by: Penn for Palestine, SUSTAIN, Jews for a Just Peace
Join us as we watch this wonderful documentary, followed by an open forum.

Documentary Synopsis:
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.


Wednesday March 4th: Protest Motorola!

Meet at 12:30pm at 18th and Chestnut to protest Motorola’s complicity in Israel's human rights violations and military occupation. There are 4 cell phone stores at 18th and Chestnut, all who sell Motorola phones and we will call on the corporation to cease producing and selling equipment to the Israeli army to prevent its involvement in future abuses.

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Thursday, March 5th: Divestment Teach in, Temple Students for Justice in Palestine

Temple SJP reignites their divestment campaign with a Divestment Teach-In at 5:30 pm in the Student Center (corner of 13th and Montgomery) room 220.

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Friday, March 6th: Bubbes and Zaydes Israeli Consulate Vigil

Noon, Corner of 19th and JFK Email for more information

Saturday, March 7th: Silent candlelight protest at the Opening Night Gala of the Israeli Film Festival

Candlelight Demonstration at the "Gala Opening" of the Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia -- gather at 7pm in front of the Gershman YMHA (Broad and Pine Streets) - please dress in black, bring a candle and join Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Sunday, March 8th: International Women's Day March

At 12 Noon, we will rally at City Hall, march down Broad Street with banners, signs, songs and chants, and continue the program with our afternoon Speakout and Cultural Performances, at 260 South Broad Street. Bring Palestinian flags, banners, and signs supporting Palestinian women and children.


Tuesday, February 10

SUSTAIN Meeting Tonight!

Tuesday, February 10th
Kaffa Crossing, 4423 Chestnut Street.

SUSTAIN is open to all who are interested in getting involved! We would love to have more members, and now is an opportune time to get involved.

We will be discussing our role in the emerging Free Gaza Network in Philadelphia, fundraising, and our annual "Letters to Palestine: Words of Resistance" February event.


Monday, February 9

Gaza Teach-In at U Penn

The War on Gaza

A Teach-In and Discussion with Penn Faculty and Members of the Penn Community
Wednesday, February 11, 5:30-7pm

McNeil Center for Early American Studies
3355 Woodland Walk
University of Pennsylvania

Intersection of Sansom and 34th St, across from Citizens Bank

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