The Campaign against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Community Classroom with Human Rights Professor Bill Skidmore

2016 14 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Campaign against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Community Classroom with Human Rights Professor Bill Skidmore

On February 22 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government joined forces with the official opposition Conservatives  to condemn Canadian organizations, groups and individuals who promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) with reference to Israel. BDS was initiated in 2005 by Palestinian civil society as a strategy for compelling Israel to comply with international law and universal principles of human rights.

Why then is BDS viewed so negatively by both Liberals and Conservative MPs?

And why are they so eager to silence those who support it?

In this Community Classroom led by Bill Skidmore, a professor with the Human Rights program at Carleton University, we will discuss:

  1. The history of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in support of justice and rights for Palestinians, against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights;
  2. The rationale, goals, and strategies of BDS Movement;
  3. Attacks against BDS Movement and those promoting it; and
  4. The future of BDS

7 PM
Tuesday, June 14 2016
Octopus Books Centretown
@25One Community
251 Bank St. 2nd floor

Fee: $10 or Pay What You Can

Registration is Required:

ABOUT THE LECTURER:

Bill Skidmore has taught human rights courses at Carleton University for 22 years, and primarily focuses on political violence and persecution. He spent parts of two sabbatical leaves in the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, most recently in 2014-15 when he contributed to the research program of the Palestinian human rights organization Addameer, which specializes in the protection of political prisoners.

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