In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful…
The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine presents
ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK:
A Call To Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel
May 10th – May 13st, 2010
Dr. Norman Finkelstein \\ Ph.D, Princeton University, Independent Scholar
Hedy Epstein \\ Holocaust Survivor & Peace Activist
Dr. Hatem Bazian \\ Senior Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
Dr. William Robinson \\ Professor of Sociology, UCSB
Alison Weir \\ Activist & Founder of IfAmericansKnew.org
Amir Abdel Malik Ali \\ Activist & Community Leader
Asian Pacific Students Association (APSA), Black Student Union (BSU), Indian Subcontinental Club (ISC), Kababayan, Middle East Studies Student Initiative (MESSI), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), Pakistani Student Association (PSA), the Radical Student Union (RSU), Society of Arab Students (SAS), Worker-Student Alliance (WSA).
May 14 marks the 62nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian people. The repressive occupation continues today, enforced through policies reflective of the social, political, and economic segregation founded on race that was characteristic of apartheid South Africa. Apartheid in South Africa was dismantled after the international community began to BOYCOTT, DIVEST, and SANCTION the country. Taking from this legacy, it is time for a new movement for a generation of socially conscious people – it is time to BOYCOTT, DIVEST, and SANCTION Israeli Apartheid and its ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of Palestine.