[Webinar] Anti-Apartheid Struggles – South Africa to Palestine (Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival)
Anti-Apartheid struggles: South Africa to Palestine
Tickets: €5 – Book here: https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873616244
As part of the 2020 Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival, on Saturday 28 November, there will be a discussion with the Dunnes Apartheid Workers campaign and Palestinian activists featuring Karen Gearon from the successful Dunne’s Stores shop workers campaign of 1984-87 and Fatin Al Tamimi from Irish Palestine Solidarity campaign on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions strategy in discussion.
In 1984 a group of Dunnes Workers mounted a boycott of goods from Apartheid South Africa to highlight the treatment and support the fight for equality of people of colour. This campaign received huge public support and also raised the issue with the Irish government forcing a ban on the sale of South African goods until the end of Apartheid. In 2005 Palestinian campaigners have began calling for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on goods from occupied Territories. The aims are to end the occupation of Arab lands by the Israeli forces, recognising Palestinians as full citizens, and respecting and promoting the right of return of Refugees.
We will discuss with Fatin Al-Tamimi, chair of the IPSC how the call for BDS helps and supports Palestinian People.
*This event is hosted on Zoom. Bookers will require a computer, tablet or phone with video and audio connections. Please visit https://zoom.us for more information.
Zoom details will be emailed to all participants prior to the event.
All events are kindly sponsored by Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council, Michael Duggan Photography and Practical Printers.