Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

Friday Table – Unceded Lands in Dialogue, Part 1: Palestine

October 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location:201D (ICSLAC Seminar Room) St. Patrick's Building
Key Contact:Anna Paluch

The first of a two-part discussion series on land rights (the second part is scheduled for November 30 and will focus on Indigenous land), this discussion will focus on the history and issues revolving around Palestinian land and Israeli settlements, with speakers from Independent Jewish Voices (Rudi Barwin) and the Palestine community (Gabi Ghannoum) invited to discuss local initiatives to raise awareness about the illegal displacement of Palestinians. The discussion will also feature a speaker (Dr. Peter Larson) who was involved in the Great March of Return.

This session is part of The Friday Table, a series of weekly Friday afternoon events organized by the Graduate Steering Committee for the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) at Carleton University. We aim to bolster the Centre’s mandate to bring together scholars and students working with transnational approaches to studies in the humanities through regular, informal workshops, roundtables, film screenings, and discussion groups. The Friday Table seeks to foster collegiality and promote student-led research. Events are free and open to all.

This session is also organized as part of the Indigenous + Diasporic Friendship Festival. The Indigenous + Diasporic Friendship Festival is a bi-yearly event that focuses on the education and celebration of Indigenous cultures in Canada and around the world. This year’s programming will take place in various locations through October and November. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.

Speakers’ Bios

Rudi Barwin is a student and activist based in Ottawa (unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory). She is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Human Rights at Carleton University.  Rudi is actively involved with organizing around sexual violence prevention, as well as within Palestine Solidarity movements, particularly within the Jewish Community. She is also a member of the steering committee of the non-profit organization, Independent Jewish Voices Canada, and the president of Independent Jewish Voices Carleton.

Gabi Ghannoum is the 2018 President of the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and is a member of the local Palestinian community.

Peter Larson is the Chair of Canada Talks Israel Palestine, (CTIP) a Canadian human rights organization focussing on the Middle East. His professional career included periods at the Public Policy Forum, the Conference Board of Canada, Le Droit, and as a consultant to labour unions and federal government departments and agencies. For the last 10 years, he has taken a particular interest in human rights issues in the Middle East, visiting Israel, Iran, Jordan, Egypt and the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza. He has also led many trips to Israel/Palestine for Canadians interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the complex Israel/Palestine issue. He teaches a popular course at Carleton University in the “Learning in Retirement” program.