Passover Against Apartheid- Art Exhibit and Discussions

Thursday  13 April  2017  11:00 AM    Thursday  13 April  2017 3:00 PM
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Visit an art exhibit and come learn more about the Jewish Holiday Passover, in the lens of BDS and Palestinian Solidarity.
The event is co-hosted by the Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA), the Concordia Student Union (CSU) and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR)
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Visit the art exhibit: 11am-1pm
Participate in Discussion 1: 1pm-2pm
Participate in Discussion 2: 2pm-3pm
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Discussion 1: Learn about Passover and BDS!
(1pm-2pm)
Passover is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar, and celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient times. It is also a time that serves as a call to action and solidarity with all oppressed peoples in the world. Come and learn about how Passover can be a time to analyse the oppression in our communities, and practice solidarity with Palestinians in the face of Israel’s apartheid state. Hosting the discussion will be the artist and several members of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR-Concordia)
We will also snack on a Hillel sandwich during the discussion!
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Discussion 2: Jewish Caucus on Pesach
(2pm-3pm)
For those who are part of the Jewish community (religious or secular) and who are interested in discussing a critique of Israel as part of Pesach’s celebration of resistance and struggle. What is it like to spend Pesach within family or spaces of institutional Judaism where it can be difficult to insert a critique of Israel? What blessings can we use to replace “Next year in Jerusalem”? We will also snack on a Hillel sandwich during the discussion!
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About the exhibit and the artist:
The ceramic Seder table features both familiar (matzo) and non-traditional elements (olives) and includes surprising guests (Emma Goldman and Bernie Sanders). Inspired by the variety of new symbols that have appeared in 'Liberation Seders' following feminist and LGBT critiques, this Seder spread challenges us to bring Palestine to the table in our telling of the story of liberation from oppression.
Marion Miller grew up in a white, settler, secular Ashkenazi Jewish and Acadian family in rural Nova Scotia.
She is a student in Art Education involved in several student groups on campus.
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For more information about the event, please contact fasainternal@gmail.com

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