Category Archives: Talks and lectures about Israel and genocide

How Israel’s Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation on The Real News Network

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… the Israeli academia is not a place where freedom of expression is being respected- and much more than that- this is a place that’s being complacent in the face of attempts for a culturcide and the erasure of collective memory, and evidence of the crimes committed in 1948… not only on this, because this particular episode is just a symptom of the overall campaign of Israel throughout the years, to not only erase Palestine and the Palestinians physically, but also to wipe them out, or expunge them, from historical memory and from history.

Continue reading at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8klenRkAaI

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Event Report: Genocide Memorial Day 2019 by Islamic Human Rights Commission

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On Sunday, 20 January 2019 Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) held at the P21 Gallery its annual Genocide Memorial Day event for the 10th year running since its inception in 2010. The philosophy of Genocide Memorial Day is to remember “man’s in humanity to man” through raising awareness of genocides and genocidal acts that have taken place and are still taking place around the world. This year’s Genocide Memorial Day theme was “Genocide as a Tool for Colonialism” and particularly, examined the current genocide and ethnic cleansing in Palestine.

Continue reading at https://www.ihrc.org.uk/activities/event-reports/20782-event-report-genocide-memorial-day-2019/2/

Watch conference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqQpseWm0GE&feature=youtu.be&list=PL0BCSWzStP7VhSm5drMCz8iHRwjbWPLTE

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Dr. Maya Aghasi: Inherited Memory: How the Generation After Remembers War, Partition and Genocide on Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

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Dr Maya Aghasi, assistant professor of literature at the American University of Sharjah, will discuss how we remember. Focusing on the inherited memory of descendants from individuals who endured war, genocide and displacement, Aghasi will explore how it shapes identity and the role of imaginative fiction. She will discuss examples from Palestine, the Armenian Genocide, the India-Pakistan partition, and the 1975 Lebanese civil war, among others.

Continue reading at https://www.harpersbazaararabia.com/art/news/try-these-art-talks-from-dubais-alserkal-avenue

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BDS: Stopping Zionist Genocide Against the Palestinians hosted by UMMA UIUC, Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support, UIUC Divest, MEChA de UIUC, Women of Pride, Jewish Voice for Peace

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Come hear from University of Illinois College of Law professor Francis Boyle as he speaks to the grave injustice that is the treatment of the Palestinian people both within the West Bank and Gaza, as well as within Israel proper. His areas of expertise include Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Jurisprudence, and U.S. Foreign Affairs. You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from a man whose served as counsel to the Palestinian Authority and various other countries in the International Criminal Court.

Continue reading at https://www.facebook.com/events/168017140508755/

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Video: “My Jerusalem”: Responding to the U.S. Embassy Announcement held at the University of Winnipeg Eckhardt-Grammattee Hall

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“So 1948 for my dad and his family, it wasn’t good. Whether you call it ethnic cleansing, whether you call it colonialism, whether you call it genocide. Cultural, social genocide. There is recent research that calls it genocide. You don’t have to just kill the physical body. The holocaust genocide experience is really enlightening. Te limitation is that people start thinking that when you say genocide you just start thinking of bodies physically dying, but you can kill a whole lot of people through culture. It’s called “kill the indian but save the child.”

Continue watching at http://www.invexnews.com/item-370336-video-my-jerusalem-responding-to-the-u-s-embassy-announcement

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Lecture by Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian at Queen Mary University of London

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Whereas the colonial nature of Jerusalem Light Festival is “light”… the actions and graffiti of [Price Tag] can hardly be more overt. The Graffiti constitutes a more extreme and genocidal formal aesthetic violence, reflecting and foreshadowing actual acts of brutality.

… The colonial practice of marking, of stripping, and maiming the body, through various modes of sensory violence demonstrates that the colonised city is a space of exterminability.

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