Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Palestine Awareness Day, University of Surrey Islamic Society 11th Feb. 2011
A trailer for the 'Palestine Awareness Day' event at the University of Surrey. The event is hosted by the Islamic Society at the university in partnership with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and the Palestine Return Centre (PRC).
Understanding the Palestine/Israel Conflict Day
This is an exclusive opportunity to gain an understanding of the problems in the Middle East. The primary aim of this day is to raise awareness and see what we can do to help promote peace.
This will take place between 10:00 - 18:00. We will be sharing information, selling souvenirs, and sharing video clips.
Schedule of the lecture:
18:00 - 18:30: History of the conflict and proposed solutions
18:30 - 19:00: The conflict within the International Law
19:00 - 19:30: Can we hold the UK government accountable?
19:30 - 19:45: What can we do to help?
19:45 - 20:30: Question & Answer session
Sarah Colborne (Campaign Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign) is a British campaigner who describes her account of stunned surprise, flying bullets and death on board the Mavi Marmara is graphic and disturbing.
The weary activist - campaign and operations director for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) - was visibly shaken as she recalled her ordeal, just hours after flying home from Turkey.
Paul Troop's practice in human rights and civil liberties covers both domestic and international work. He is listed as a leading junior in Human Rights and Civil Liberties by the UK Legal 500. Recent cases include issues of discrimination, national security, the right to protest and universal jurisdiction. Particular regions of interest include the Middle East and the region of the former Yugoslavia. He has a number of cases currently before the European Court of Human Rights as well as other international courts and tribunals such as the UN Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Human Rights Advisory Panel for Kosovo.
This event is supported by PSC. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities across Britain, and increasingly throughout the world. PSC represents people in Britain from all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for peace and justice for the Palestinian people. PSC is opposed to all forms of racism, including anti-Jewish prejudice.
PRC is an independent, UN accredited, consultancy organisation specialised in the history and plight of Palestinian refugees. PRC's activities span many area, including academic, media and humanitarian, all of which is intended for defending and promoting the basic human rights of Palestinian refugees, above all the right to return to their land.
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