RIGHT TO EDUCATION WEEK – 22nd to 1st March

A week of events supporting the Palestinians’ fundamental right to education and the right of every student worldwide whose access to education is denied.

The Right to Education week is part of the Right to Education Campaign and is supported by EUSA.

Right to Education week

Tuesday 23rd February

“The story of Israel and Palestine: back to basics”

A workshop with Dr. Anthony Gorman.
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm.
Place: Chrystal Macmillan Building, seminar room 4.

Wednesday 24th February

Video-link with students at the University of Birzeit, Palestine

Time: 2pm.
Place: Appleton Tower basement room 2.11.

Birzeit University

Fundraising evening: “Night of Resistance – an evening of world music for Palestine”

Middle Eastern, Latin and African sounds courtesy of the NO BORDERS dj collective and special dance performances from our Edinburgh societies, all in a bid to raise funds to help Palestinians in their struggle for higher education.

Time: 10pm – 01.30am
Teviot Debating hall, Bristo Square.
Price: £4 students, £5 non-students

Thursday 25th February

Film night! Followed by free food and discussion.
Place: Appleton Tower room 2.12.
Time: 6pm

To Shoot an Elephant“A Caged Bird’s Song”

Stories of Palestinian students and teachers in their struggle to continue education

“To Shoot an Elephant”

An eye witness account from The Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead.

Monday 1st March

Behind the Wall Rich WilesBehind the Wall

Talk by Rich Wiles about his new book, with an exhibition of his photos, depicting the plight of Palestinians living in and around the refugee camps of the occupied West Bank.

Event joint with SPSC.

Place: Appleton Tower Lecture theatre 2
Time: 7:30pm, with entry at 6:30pm so that people can view his photos beforehand.