Join EUSA and Students for Justice in Palestine for Right to Education Week!
This week of events aims to highlight the difficulties Palestinian students face in accessing education while they continue to live under occupation, to give an introduction to the political situation and to life in Palestine, and to mobilise students and the wider community to campaign on these issues.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:
MONDAY 14th 6pm
APPLETON TOWER LECTURE THEATRE 3
A Beginner’s Guide to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories – suitable for those with a wealth of knowledge and none, this is an opportunity to get a really good background of the situation in Israel and Palestine in a really informal setting, and ask lots of questions!
TUESDAY 15th 2pm
SEMINAR ROOM 4, CHRYSTAL MACMILLAN BUILDING
Video link with students at Birzeit University in the West Bank – chat to students in Birzeit, find out more about their University, their experiences and students, and what we can be doing here.
WEDNESDAY 16th 6pm
APPLETON TOWER LECTURE THEATRE 2
A Palestinian Perspective – Palestinian students at Edinburgh University share their experiences of life under occupation. A great opportunity to hear in person about life in Palestine, followed by an informal Q&A.
THURSDAY 17th 6pm – 9pm
WEE RED LOUNGE, EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
A series of short films, and informal discussion about Palestine. Drop in at any stage to catch some great short movies and chat to other interested students.
FRIDAY 18th 6pm
APPLETON TOWER ROOM 2.14
Find out about SJP’s annual trip to Palestine, experiences of students who have been on the trip, and what we’d like to do this year. This is a really exciting opportunity to see for yourselves what Palestine is like and to meet people out there – not to be missed!
Edinburgh University students who have been to Palestine have submitted photographs for this exhibition – this is a unique chance to see Palestine through the eyes of an Edinburgh Uni student. Drop in at any time to check it out!
Edinburgh University Students’ Association is twinned with Birzeit University Student Union in the West Bank, Palestine, and with this week and other events throughout the year we aim to show solidarity with fellow students in Birzeit and throughout Palestine, and to campaign for young people in Palestine to have the same rights we do.