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The BDS Movement recognizes that the lands on which these events take place are the stolen territories of many Indigenous nations and communities across Turtle Island.








Palestinian Cultural Club at Western

March 13-17, 2023

University Community Centre, University of Western Ontario, London

We hope you help us raise awareness and educate yourselves by coming through our info booth that will take place at UCC on March 13th, 14th, and 15th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Events will also include a Palestinian Movie Night (Farha, a powerful portrayal of the Nakba) and a Human Library (a panel for individuals to speak their truth on Palestine).



There will be a booth in the UCC Atrium to help educate students and staff on the Palestinian liberation struggle and other struggles against racism, oppression, and discrimination. We will join our voices to denounce apartheid and celebrate our diversity at our university. Here, we showcase the beauty but also the reality of Palestinian life.

From 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the UCC



As violence breaks out in 1948 Palestine, a father hides his 14-year-old daughter inside a locked pantry and promises to return. This is the story of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe): when many Palestinians were displaced from their homeland by the creation of the new state of Israel.

7:00 pm at 1235 Richmond Street



This panel-style event will allow individuals to speak their truth regarding Palestine. We will have a various speakers discussing their experiences living in Palestine/as a Palestinian in a foreign country; the challenges they faced growing up, and the stories they have to share about what their grandparents went through during 1948 when all Palestinians were forced out of their homes. This event will provide individuals with the opportunity to speak up on their experiences and beliefs to anyone willing to listen and learn.

From 6:30 - 9:30 pm in the Community Room, Weldon Library - all welcome; not limited to Western students or staff

Register for the Human Library HERE







13-27 mars 2023  | March 13-27, 2023

Montréal, Québec

(English follows)

Joignez-vous à nous pour deux semaines de conférences, d’ateliers, de projections de film, de manifestations et d’événements culturels afin de souligner la campagne Boycott, Désinvestissement et Sanctions (BDS) contre l’apartheid israélien.

Cette année marque la dix-neuvième édition de la Semaine contre l’apartheid israélien à Montréal. Sous la bannière « Les peuples contre l’apartheid », la série d'événements de cette année vise à explorer les liens intrinsèques entre les luttes et à renforcer le mouvement anti-apartheid palestinien et la campagne mondiale BDS.

La semaine contre l'apartheid israélien- Montréal 2023 est organisé par SPHR Concordia, SPHR McGill, Al Raya Dawson, Palestine Struggle Mission Champlain, Palestinian Youth Movement, et Academics for Palestine-Concordia.

Horaire complet:

** Lundi 13 mars **
Nuit de la culture palestinienne, organisée par SPHR Concordia
Lieu : Hall Building, 7ème étage, CSU Lounge
Heure : 15h00
Lien vers l'événement :

** Mercredi 15 mars
Projection de film + discussion : Resistance, Why ?, organisé par SPHR McGill
Lieu : Bâtiment des arts, salle W-215
Heure : 18h00

** Mercredi 15 mars
Teach-in : L'histoire de la solidarité entre l'Afrique du Sud et la Palestine, organisée par la Mission de lutte palestinienne - Champlain
Lieu : Amphithéâtre (G-156), Collège Champlain
Heure : 12h30 à 14h30
Lien vers l'événement :

** Vendredi 17 mars
Projection de film : Farha, organisé par la Mission de lutte palestinienne - Champlain
Lieu : Auditorium, Collège Champlain
Heure : 18h30
Lien vers l'événement :

** Lundi 20 mars **
Atelier : Palestine/Apartheid 101, co-présenté par PYM, SPHR McGill & SPHR Concordia
Lieu : À déterminer
Heure : 18h à 20h

** Mardi 21 mars
Projection de film : Jenin, Jenin, co-organisé par SPHR Concordia et Al Raya Dawson
Lieu : À déterminer
Heure : 18h

** Mercredi 22 mars
Conférencier invité : No Tech for Apartheid - avec Ariel Koren, co-organisé par SPHR McGill et SPHR Concordia
Lieu : Bâtiment Leacock, salle 26, campus de McGill
Heure : 18h
Lien vers l'événement :

** Vendredi 24 mars
Action directe : Résister à McGill ! Rejeter la complicité de McGill dans la violence de l'Apartheid, organisée par SPHR McGill
Lieu : Roddick Gates, campus de McGill
Heure : 15h


Join us for two weeks of panels, workshops, film screenings, demonstrations, and cultural events to build momentum around the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

This year marks the nineteenth edition of Israeli Apartheid Week in Montreal. Under the banner “People Against Apartheid”, this year's event series aims to explore intrinsic connections between struggles and strengthen the Palestinian anti-apartheid movement and global BDS campaign.

Israeli Apartheid Week- Montreal 2023 is organized by SPHR Concordia, SPHR McGill, Al Raya Dawson, Palestine Struggle Mission Champlain, Palestinian Youth Movement, and Academics for Palestine-Concordia.

Full schedule:

** Monday, March 13th **
Palestinian Culture Night organized by SPHR Concordia
Location: Hall Building, 7th Floor, CSU Lounge
Time: 3:00pm
Event link:

** Wednesday, March 15th **
Film screening + discussion: Resistance, Why? organized by SPHR McGill
Location: Arts building, Room W-215
Time: 6:00pm

** Wednesday, March 15th **
Teach-in: The History of Solidarity between South Africa and Palestine, organized by The Palestinian Struggle Mission - Champlain
Location: Amphitheatre (G-156), Champlain College
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event link:

** Friday, March 17th **
Film screening: Farha, organized by The Palestinian Struggle Mission - Champlain
Location: Auditorium, Champlain College
Time: 6:30pm
Event link:

** Monday, March 20th **
Workshop: Palestine/Apartheid 101, co-presented by PYM, SPHR McGill & SPHR Concordia
Location: TBD
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

** Tuesday, March 21st **
Film screening: Jenin, Jenin, co-organized by SPHR Concordia and Al Raya Dawson
Location: TBD
Time: 6:00pm

** Wednesday, March 22nd **
Guest speaker: No Tech for Apartheid - Ariel Koren, co-hosted by SPHR McGill & SPHR Concordia
Location: Leacock building, Room 26, McGill campus
Time: 6:00pm
Event link:

** Friday, March 24 **
Direct Action: Resist McGill! Reject McGill's Complicity in Apartheid Violence, organized by SPHR McGill
Location: Roddick Gates, McGill campus
Time: 3:00pm


Reconnaissance territoriale / Land Acknowledgement

This event series takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien'kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations who are a part of the Haudenosaunee confederacy.

We believe that we cannot speak meaningfully about Israeli Apartheid without speaking first about the realities of apartheid here in Canada. From its very foundations, Canada has been based on the theft of Indigenous lands, and the genocide and displacement of Indigenous peoples. In crucial ways, the Canadian state’s treatment of Indigenous peoples, historically and currently, can be described as an apartheid system — from the imposition of the Indian Act, band councils and reservation system, to stolen children and residential schools; from the continued theft of lands and resources by governments and corporations, to the cultural appropriation of native traditions and culture.

In the face of more than five hundred years of colonialism, Indigenous communities continue to resist and survive. Their multifold and diverse struggles demand our active support, especially in the face of state repression and criminalization. If you are with us in opposition to Israeli Apartheid, we encourage your consistent opposition to apartheid right here in Canada. Let us support both the resistance of indigenous Palestinians, and the survival and struggles of Indigenous nations. From Palestine to Turtle Island: There is no justice on stolen land.


Cette série événement se déroule sur le territoire traditionnel des Kanien'kehá:ka. L’île communément appelée “Montréal” se dénomme Tiotia:ke dans la langue des Kanien'kehá:ka, et représente historiquement un point de rencontre pour les nations autochtones qui constituent la confédération Haudenosaunee.

Nous croyons qu’il n’est pas possible de discuter de l’apartheid israélien de façon significative sans d’abord tenir compte des réalités de l’apartheid ici même au Canada. Le Canada a été fondé sur le vol des terres, le génocide et le déplacement forcé des peuples autochtones.

Fondamentalement, aujourd’hui comme hier, les traitements réservés aux peuples autochtones par l’État canadien peuvent être décrits comme un système d’apartheid : de l’imposition de la Loi sur les Indiens, des conseils de bande et du système de réserves aux rapts d’enfants et aux infâmes pensionnats; du pillage soutenu des territoires et des ressources par les gouvernements et les sociétés privées à l’appropriation des traditions et de la culture autochtones par la société dominante.






Solidarity with Palestine - St. John's

March 13, 2023 - continues throughout the month of March

Three public buses will display placards condemning Israeli apartheid on the streets of St. John's, Newfoundland.





Understanding the Impunity of the Israeli Apartheid Regime

UBC Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and the UBC Social Justice Centre

Tuesday 14th of March, 6-8pm

CHBE 101 UBC Campus, Vancouver

For our first Israeli Apartheid Week event, join us for an engaging and informative discussion about the Israeli Apartheid Regime in the context of international law and human rights. As part of the event, we will shed light on Israel’s apartheid practices, how Israel has been constantly able to act with impunity in the face of international law, and the reality of living under apartheid for Palestinians on the ground.







Students for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) McGill

March 15-24, 2023

McGill University, Montréal 

Keep an eye out for more information on each event coming soon!







Former UN Rapporteur on Palestine and Apartheid

March 16, 2023 / 7:00 PM ET

Toronto, location TBA / wheelchair accessible

Michael Lynk is a professor of law at Western University where he has taught labour law, constitutional law and human rights law. In March 2016, the United Nations Human Rights council appointed Professor Lynk as the 7th special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) since 1967. His UN reports have been widely cited, he has frequently led conferences throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East and has regularly published opinion pieces on the role of international law regarding the OPT's. His lecture will focus on the definition of apartheid in international law, with a focus on Israel.

This joint event will be hosted by both Osgoode and UofT Law Students with the endorsement of both the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and the Legal Centre for Palestine (LCP).

Register here



A vigil against Israeli Apartheid and Impunity and the Occupation of Palestine

Organized by Women in Solidarity with Palestine

Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

In front of the building housing the Israeli consulate, 2 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Look for the banner in front of the Bloor Street entrance to the subway 

As the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers continue to torment, terrorize, and kill Palestinians in the West Bank, and continue terrorizing and shooting at Palestinians in Gaza [Israel shoots at, injures 4 Palestinian fishermen in Gaza] there is, as always, a lackluster response from the international community. As we head into the 18th Israeli Apartheid Week [13-27 March], the “S” of BDS needs to be pushed front and forward.

#SanctionsNow! #EndIsraeliImpunity


For more info





SJP Carleton

March 20-24, 2023

Carleton University, Ottawa


March 20 - Bake sale for Palestine, 9 am to 6 pm in the University Centre

March 22 - Greenwashing & Palestine discussion with Dmitri Lascaris, 5:30 pm, UC 378 and on Zoom - REGISTER HERE

March 24 - Film screening & Iftar night, 5:30 pm (film), 7:30 pm (Iftar), Canal Building Room 3400 - REGISTER HERE






Land theft, Labour exploitation & Human Rights violations

March 30, 2023 / 7:00 pm

CommunityWise Resource Centre, 220 12th Ave, Calgary

Join Justice for Palestinians Calgary and co-sponsors Independent Jewish Voices--Calgary Chapter and Labour for Palestine on Palestinian Land Day, Thursday March 30th for a special panel discussion with speakers Prof Mark Muhannad Ayyash, Alberta labour leader Rory Gill, and Calgary researcher and social worker Peter Driftmier.

MUHANNAD AYYASH was born and raised in Silwan, Al-Quds, (Occupied East Jerusalem) before immigrating to Canada. He is cuerrently Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University. He is the author of a book A Hermeneutics of Violence: A Four-Dimensional Conception (University of Toronto Press, 2019), multiple journal articles and book chapters, and has co-edited a couple of books. Many of his academic publications are on Palestine. He has also written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Baffler, Middle East Eye, Mondoweiss, The Breach, and Middle East Monitor.

RORY GILL is a member of the Canadian Union of Employees (CUPE). He has been working in the public sector since 1997, when he joined The City of Calgary. He has been active in his union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), at the Local, Provincial and National levels since 2006. Rory has been interested in International Solidarity throughout his time as a union activist and in 2018 was very fortunate to be a member of CUPE’s first official delegation to Palestine. During his time in Palestine, Rory met labour and community activists and was convinced that concerted international efforts, such as BDS, can change the policy of the Israeli government and bring justice and freedom to the Palestinian people.

PETER DRIFTMIER is a social worker, human rights activist, and Jewish Calgarian. ho primarily works as a mental health therapist with Calgary's underhoused. He spent October volunteering with Palestinian and Israeli human rights and grassroots organizations. Peter is an active volunteer in the local and Canadian Jewish Reform movement. He focuses his Palestinian human rights activism on pushing mainstream Jewish Canada to break its support for the occupation and apartheid.

LAND DAY: On March 30, 1976, Palestinians inside Israel called a general popular strike to protest the confiscation of their land. The Israeli police shoot at Palestinian demonstrators and kill six of them. This event has become a national “Land Day” commemorated every year by Palestinians in Israel and wherever they are to highlight their capacity and will to resist.

Since 1976 Palestinians inside Israel, in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and in the diaspora have commemorated Land Day to assert their commitment to their land and their home and to show that they have not surrendered Israel's ongoing policy of appropriating their land.

This is a free event.







Exposing & Resisting Israeli Apartheid, Occupation, and Settler-Colonialism

With Aida Touma-Sliman, Knesset member; Diana Buttu, political analyst and attorney; and Dov Baum, AFSC Director of Economic Activism

Presented by United Methodists for Kairos Response and the Methodist Federation for Social Action

March 15, 2023 / 12:00 PM ET | 9:00 AM PT | 4:00 PM GMT | 6:00 PM Palestine on Zoom, with closed captioning available

Our panel will describe and explain the conditions and impact today of the Israeli apartheid regime both within Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories, followed by the presentation of a bold new campaign being organized in the US by faith-based and civil society partners, collective grassroots action to reject and dismantle Israeli apartheid.

Register here





Hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group

March 15, 2023 / 8:30 PM ET | 5:30 PM PT on Zoom, with closed captioning available

In May 2022, the BDS & Palestine Solidarity Working Group launched the No Appetite for Apartheid national boycott campaign, targeting the food industry’s complicity with the occupation of Palestine. In occasion of Israeli Apartheid Week, we invite community members and organizers to join us for a campaign check-in call, to learn more about the how to mobilize your local community and to hear from store owners who have joined the campaign about why they pledged to become Apartheid Free Stores.

Register here





UC Santa Barbara Young Democratic Socialists of America

March 16, 2023 / 6:30 pm

6551 Trigo Rd, Isla Vista CA 93117

MAYOR follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city’s Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine.

Rich with detailed observation and humor, MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don’t have a country?







Hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group

March 18, 2023 / 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT on Zoom, with closed captioning available

This feature length documentary is centered around twelve Palestinian women who sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery (tatreez). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A with women from the film.

Register here





Palestine Solidarity Committee at USD

March 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

University of San Diego, California

The screening will be followed by a Q&A led by PSCUSD. We’ll also be launching and sharing details about a call to action campaign for USD students/affiliates!






UNC Students for Justice in Palestine

March 24, 2023 @ 12 pm

The Pit, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We are holding a rally to highlight Israeli apartheid and UNC's complicity within it.







NYU Students for Justice in Palestine

March 24, 2023 from 12:30 - 1:45 pm

20 Cooper Sq Room 485, New York NY 10003

In solidarity with other global actions and discussions taking place during Israeli Apartheid Week, we will gather to confront NYU's complicity with Israeli apartheid. This workshop will address the history and context of NYU Tel Aviv, share past student-led and faculty-led initiatives for noncooperation, and open up a broader discussion about escalating divestment movements and the future of NYU noncooperation with Tel Aviv.







Palestine Solidarity Committee at USD

March 27, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

University of San Diego, California and Zoom

We are hosting a presentation and discussion, in person and on zoom! Two @krocschool students will be sharing their experiences and stories living under Apartheid, one will share stories from their internship this past summer! We hope to see you there and message us with any questions.







Jewish Voice for Peace - Tucson

March 23, 2023 / Doors open 6 pm, script reading 6:30 pm

Historic Y Courtyard, 300 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 857

An evening of food, art, theater, and cultural resistance in support of the The Freedom Theater, Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine. Suggested donation $10-25, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Accessibility: ramp access, no stairs






Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace at George Washington University

March 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 

GWU University Student Center (Presentation Room 1st Floor) 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052 and on Zoom - REGISTER HERE

Come join us for The Palestine Exception, a panel on the academic suppression of Palestinian voices and pro-Palestine work! We will be joined by GW professors, William Youmans and Dr. Lara Sheehi, as well as Palestine Legal staff attorney Dylan Saba! Dr. Sheehi is an Arab professor at GWU currently facing a racist defamation campaign by the Zionist organization StandWithUs under the pretense that her anti-Zionist remarks in class were antisemitic. Saba is a staff attorney at Pal Legal aiding in the recently filed Title VI complaint against GWU for years of anti-Palestinian discrimination. Youmans is a professor at the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs who has done extensive research and work around Palestinian Liberation. Youmans also helped to found the very first SJP at UC Berkeley in 1993 and is currently working on a documentary about the life and martyrdom of Palestinian-American activist Alex Odeh. The panel will be mediated by SJP and JVP GW.