The Right to Education campaign in Palestine is a grassroots movement that seeks to document, research and raise awareness about the issues facing Palestinian students, teachers and academic institutions under the Israeli occupation. It is a campaign of international awareness raising and lobbying to isolate and put pressure the Israeli government.
R2E Palestine was founded in 1988 in Birzeit University during the 1st Intifada when 11 universities and 1194 schools (plus nurseries) were forced to close. Birzeit University opened in 1973, since then it has closed 15 times. The longest period of closure was from 1988-1992. During this time, students and academics showed strong acts of defiance, including holding lectures outside the university gates or in lecturers’ houses.
Events 1. Monday 11th Stall Time: 12-4pm Venue: Outside the SU For more information about the stalls and how you can participate, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11SlR8Otkw72ERH4dA6zPj0uT8Lk5oOeXjWodu3Vw4mE/edit?usp=sharing
Film Screening Time: 4-6pm Venue: Club Academy (SU) Price: Free For more information about the film screening, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N8rQzfR0Z5pzuscfjIiP3esv55M50cb3Vr5iMmbBZmo/edit?usp=sharing
2. Tuesday 12th Stunt Time: 12-2pm Venue: University Place Direct Action and Stunts put across a strong visual message and are an effective way of reaching out to a wide audience. If you would like to participate in the stunt, please follow this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H4HWb9VGfqNw4sTZk8_fFTUIG2w10H8t2jLlzVxrbEU/edit?usp=sharing
3. Wednesday 13th Stall Time: 10-12pm Venue: Outside the SU
‘Voices from Palestine’ event: Video link with students at An-Najah University Time: 4-6pm Venue: Room 2 (SU) Price: Free This event will comprise of a talk by a guest speaker from ‘Friends of Al-Aqsa’ and a Video Conference with academics and Palestinian students from An-Najah University, allowing them to tell us first-hand about the barriers to education that are imposed by Israel, and to answer questions about life in Palestine as a Palestinian.
4. Thursday 14th Stunt Time: 12-2pm Venue: University Place
Technion Debate Time: TBC Venue: University Place, Lecture Theatre 1 Price: Free
5. Friday 15th Talk, Photo Exhibition and meal Guest speakers including Malaka Mohammad (student from Gaza) Time: 6:30pm – 10pm Venue: Lal Qila (Curry mile) Price: £8 Includes 3 course meal Tickets can be found at our stall outside the student union Monday and Wednesday. Alternatively you can contact the Action Palestine society to reserve a ticket.
If you would like to volunteer at any of our events, please attend our ‘Right to Education Week Volunteers Meeting’. Date: Wednesday 6th November Time: 5:30 – 7pm Venue: Room 7
Please join us at some of our events throughout the week to show your support to the Palestinian cause as well as highlighting the educational struggle of children all across the world in countries of conflict and war. A timetable of events can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SkT-AKrGCiMfk0xBBbcj0n0jM5D9rFhReHGNNp6l30k/edit?usp=sharing
We hope you have had a lovely week. See you soon!
From, Your AP committee May Peace and Blessings be upon you. For any queries, contact Huma: 07557090180