Fete de l’Humanite
Parc Georges Valbon – La Corneuve
Festival Website: http://fete.humanite.fr/
A number of events will be taking place at the annual Fete de l’Humanite in La Corneuve – Paris, especially highlighting the cases of French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hamouri and imprisoned Lebanese struggler for Palestine, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah.
Many organizations, including AFPS, CAPJPO-EuroPalestine, AFD, UJFP, BDS France and others, will be hosting tables and tents at the festival, as will Palestinian chef Rania. Events of particular interest are highlighted in bold below.
Some of the events for Palestine and Georges Abdallah taking place at the festival include:
Friday, 15 September:
6:30 pm, Village du Monde: Solidarity Evening with Political Prisoners in Palestine, Turkey, the United States, Morocco and Djibouti. With speakers: Palestine (Elsa Lefort, wife of Salah Hamouri; Taoufik Tahani, former president of the Association France-Palestine Solidarite; Yasser Qous, former prisoner and Addameer activist); Turkey (Sylvie Jan); United States (Johanna Fernandez); Djibouti (Berenger Tourne); Morocco (Ouadie El Hankouri, Olfa Ouled)
Saturday, 16 September:
11:00 am, Stand of Loiret: Solidarity with the Palestinian people, with Fadwa Khader of the Sunflower Association
11:30 am – 12:30 pm, AFPS Stand: Solidarity event with Salah Hamouri, featuring a discussion with Elsa Lefort, activist and the wife of Salah Hamouri.
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, BDS stand: UJFP and cinema – 10 clips about racism
2:00 pm, Stand for Jeunes Communistes 94: The role of women in struggles in France and internationally. Speakers include Elsa Lefort and Fadwa Khader.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, AFPS Stand: The role of French businesses with the Israeli colonization project
3:00 pm, DEMONSTRATION for Georges Ibrahim Abdallah – meet at the intersection of Tubman and Guevara streets in the Village du Monde and march throughout the Festival: http://liberonsgeorges.samizdat.net/mobilisation/georges-abdallah-a-fete-de-lhumanite/
4:00 pm, Stand of Creteil: Lecture with Fadwa Khader, organized by the Creteil Palestine collective.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, BDS Stand: Everything you want to know about the BDS Campaign for Palestine
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, AFPS Stand: Popular resistance against settlements
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, AFPS Stand: Film screening, “Behind the fronts,” by director Alexandra Dols.
Sunday 17 September:
11:00 am, Village du Monde – How to achieve peace in Palestine? With Richard Falk, Pierre Barbancey and Bertrand Heilbronn
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, AFPS Stand: The dismantlement of Israeli apartheid, the only road to peace
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, BDS Stand: Military embargo, cultural and academic boycott of Israel, why these three tools are important for BDS
1:00 pm, RATP Stand: Solidarity talk with the Palestinian people, with Fadwa Khader
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, AFPS Stand: Freedom of expression – the right to oppose Israeli policies
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, BDS Stand: Anti-Zionism, Zionism and racism
3:00 pm, Stand of Choisy le Roi: Friendly, informal meeting with Fadwa Khader
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, AFPS Stand: Film screening of “Behind the fronts,” by Alexandra Dols