Gaza Solidarity Day

5 12 2012

Gaza Solidarity Day

Palestine 101 Week

3 02 2012

An introduction to the situation in Palestine/Israel

Monday 2/6:

7pm KRAN G020

Palestine-Israel: The Basics

Members of students for Justice in Palestine will discuss on the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the current issues faced by Arabs within Israel, the economic situation of Palestinians, and the building of settlements in the West Bank.

Tuesday 2/7

7pm BRNG 2280

Fighting Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine

Dr. Bill Mullen of Purdue University’s American Studies department will be discussing his recent trip to Palestine. Dr. Mullen was on a delegation of scholars to Palestine sponsored by the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

Wednesday 2/8

7pm PRCE 277

Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority

Followed by Q&A

Occupation 101 is a 2006 documentary film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film includes interviews with mostly American and Israeli scholars, religious leaders, humanitarian workers, and NGO representatives – more than half of whom are Jewish –who are critical of the injustices and human rights abuses stemming from Israeli policy.

The film focuses on the effects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and discusses events from the rise of Zionism to the Second Intifada and Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan, presenting it’s perspective through dozens of interviews, questioning the nature of Israeli-American relations – in particular, the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and the ethics of US monetary involvement.

Thursday 2/9

7pm KRAN G018

Slingshot Hip Hop

Followed by Q&A

Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.

Saturday 2/11

3pm BRNG 2280

Geographies of Liberation: African-Americans and Palestine

Alex Lubin, the director of American University of Beirut will discuss a history of African Americans in Palestine.

Spring 2012 Callout

12 01 2012

Our spring callout will be held on Wednesday January 18th at 6pm in BRNG B206. We will have a short presentation about what Purdue SJP has done in the past and what we plan for this semester. After there will be a short discussion about Palestine and SJP. There will be free pizza. Please come and bring your friends!
Spring 2012 Callout Flier

Variety Show to Benefit The Maia Project

24 03 2011

“In the West Bank and Gaza, the Israeli Occupation systematically denies Palestinian adequate quality and quantities of water. The health and well being of virtually every Palestinian child and adult is affected by the shortage of clean, safe water.” [The Maia Project]

Purdue SJP will be hosting a variety show on Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Matthews Hall 210. The proceeds from this event will benefit The Maia Project, an organization that brings clean drinking water to the people of Gaza, Palestine. The goal of MECA’s Maia Project is to provide safe clean, drinking water for tens of thousands of Palestinian children by working in partnership with community organizations to build water purification and desalination units in schools and towns throughout the Gaza Strip. Our featured guest for this event is Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American activst and poet based in New York. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine as well as the editor of Poets For Palestine. A $5.00 minimum donation is suggested for admission. Visit the Facebook event to RSVP now and to find out the latest news!

Remi Kanazi
War on Hunger
Purdue Taal
Lebanese Student Organization
Amnesty International
PESC (Purdue Engineering Student Council)
Local Talent… and more!

Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to helping The Maia Project to get water to people who desperately need it.

Scholar’s and Musician’s Tours to Meet at Purdue

8 04 2010

Both Norman Finkelstein and Lowkey to discuss recent Israeli attack on Gaza and its repercussions

For Immediate Release

West Lafayette, Indiana – April 14, 2010 – The noted scholar Norman Finkelstein and the popular musician Lowkey will be visiting Purdue together on their respective national tours. Finkelstein, who has been visiting several campuses across the nation to discuss the topic of his recently published book describing the 2008/2009 massacre in Gaza, “‘This Time We Went Too Far’: Truth & Consequences of the Gaza Invasion,” will be sharing the stage with Lowkey, who is visiting Purdue as part of his “Rendezvous of Victory” tour. Both Finkelstein and Lowkey have been invited by Purdue University Students for Justice in Palestine in an ongoing effort to raise student awareness of the suffering of the Palestinian people and the need for the United States to revise its policy of unconditional support for Israel’s occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. The event will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 14 2010 in the Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Attendance will be free and open to the public.

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Variety Show Raises More Than $2,200 for Haiti Relief Fund

15 03 2010

Purdue SJP and 20 other organizations collaborate to raise funds for Haitian earthquake victims

West Lafayette, Indiana – March 11, 2010 – Fourteen different student organizations came together last Wednesday, March 10, to raise $2,226.26 for Purdue’s Haiti Relief Fund with “United For Haiti,” a variety show coordinated by Purdue University Students for Justice in Palestine. The variety show, which was hosted in Purdue’s Stewart Center, included dances by the Purdue Arab Society and Lebanese International Organization, the Purdue Salsa Club, Dance2xs, a fashion show by the African Students Association, and poetry by Purdue’s Samir Khadra and founder/editor of “The Quirk” Kaveh Akbar. In addition to the performances, students raised funds through the sale of T-shirts provided by the Purdue Engineering Student Council and of raffle tickets for prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses, in addition to several wholly voluntary donations.

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Purdue SJP Stands By the ‘Irving 11’

10 03 2010

Eleven students were arrested at the University of California, Irvine on 8 February for standing up and voicing their objections to Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s attacks on Justice Goldstone’s report to the United Nations on the Occupied Palestinian Territories. These students are now being threatened with expulsion and other disciplinary actions grossly disproportionate to the ‘crime’ of demanding justice for the Palestinian people.
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United for Haiti Variety Show

25 02 2010
One World. United For Haiti. Wednesday, March 10, 8pm, Fowler Hall

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“Haiti faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.
I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse.”

-Wycleaf Jean

Purdue SJP is organizing a variety show on campus to raise funds for the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. The performances will take place on Wednesday, March 10 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Student Center’s Fowler Hall. A $5.00 minimum donation is suggested for admission. Visit the Facebook event to RSVP now and to find out the latest news!
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An Open Letter to President Obama, the US Senate, and the House of Representatives Regarding US Military Activities in the Middle East

9 02 2010

08 April 2010

President Barack H. Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As you doubtlessly recall, more than a year ago Israeli military forces launched “Operation Cast Lead,” a 17-day military assault on the residents of the Gaza strip that resulted in nearly 1300 Palestinian deaths and thirteen Israeli deaths. Of those killed in the assault, at least 800 were civilians, of which three were Israeli and nearly 400 were Palestinian women and children. This assault has been aptly described by many observers as a massacre, and has been almost unanimously condemned by the international community and by every respected human rights organization that has investigated the attack. The fact-finding mission mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council has found sufficient evidence of war crimes to recommend that both Israeli and Gazan officials conduct prompt and thorough investigations into what transpired during this assault and the conditions that precipitated it.
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UN News Centre: UN mission finds evidence of war crimes by both sides in Gaza conflict

30 09 2009

29 September 2009 — Justice Richard Goldstone today presented his 575-page report on the findings of the four-member team responsible for the United Nation’s 3-month fact finding mission into the Gaza conflict to the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva with a call to hold both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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