Feb – March 2012
In an open letter dated October 21-2011, Palestinian students wrote “we hope you put BDS at the forefront of your campaigns and join together for Israeli Apartheid Week, the pinnacle of action across universities worldwide”. In response, organizers across the globe are gearing up for the 8th annual Israeli Apartheid Week in support of Palestinian Civil Society’s call for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Last year’s IAW was incredibly successful with 97 cities participating.
To accommodate various university schedules across regions, IAW will take place at slightly different times between February and March. Here is a list of dates for the regions confirmed so far:
Europe: February 20 – March 10
Palestine: March 12-19
United States: February 26 – March 3
Canada: March 5-9
Arab World: March 5-11
South Africa: March 5-11
To make getting involved even easier, we have made a list of regional representatives who will help you in the process of organizing the week. They will make sure you have the IAW organizing packet, answer any questions you may have, help you get your event posted on the IAW website and help you connect with other IAW organizers and events in your area. We urge you to contact them as soon as possible.
If you are planning to organize IAW in your city in 2012, but there is no contact listed for your region, please contact the general IAW email at: firstname.lastname@example.org