5 October, Online Event: Palestinian Students’ Struggle For Freedom

Tuesday, 5 October
10 AM Pacific – 1 PM Eastern – 7 pm central Europe – 8 pm Palestine
Register to join on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/freepalstudents
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020411012105702

Join us to hear speakers directly from occupied Palestine, including recently liberated Palestinian student prisoner Layan Kayed and Hadeel Shatara, coordinator of Samidoun Palestine.

Hundreds of Palestinian students are routinely detained by the Israeli occupation, especially those who are part of student organizations involved with campus political life.
At Bir Zeit University alone, approximately 74 students were detained by occupation soldiers during the 2019-2020 academic year. They are among nearly 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners jailed by Israel. The work of student organizing, from holding book fairs to organizing events and participating in student elections, is criminalized by the Israeli occupation. Still more students are detained for joining demonstrations or posting on their social media profiles.

The targeting of Palestinian students is an attack on Palestinian futures. It is a systematic attempt to undermine the capacity of young Palestinians to organize with one another for a liberated future for their people: One free of colonization, apartheid and occupation.

Register to join on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/freepalstudents

Part of PALESTINE ACTION WEEK Vancouver – open to global participants.

See the full event schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/415239596607251

Palestine Action Week is brought to you by the Palestine Action Coalition: Palestinian Youth Movement, NSJP, Canada Palestine Association, UBC SPHR, SFU SJP, Samidoun Network, BDS Vancouver, Anti-racism coalition Vancouver, Independent Jewish Vocies, Rise SFU, Sulong UBC, and the Caucus