Israeli Apartheid Week is a series of events held annually in cities across the world to raise awareness of Israel as an apartheid state and to build support for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns.

For the most updated schedule, please check out the Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week’s facebook page:

As part of Harvard’s first annual Israeli Apartheid Week this year, Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee is hosting:

WED FEB 29: 7 PM:
FILM SCREENING of “Slingshot Hip Hop,” a movie which braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them. Location TBD

Day-Long Hunger Strike in Solidarity with all Palestinian prisoners in Administrative Detention. Today, 279 Palestinians are held by Israel indefinitely, charged with no crime and no hope of release.

Members of PSC will hold a day-long hunger strike in solidarity with these prisoners, and we will hold a joint dinner at 6 PM at Casablanca in Harvard Square.

“Tel Aviv Night Clubs & West Bank Checkpoints: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land”:

Please join us for a discussion with Sa’ed Atshan, member of
Palestinian LGBTQ activist group Al Qaws. He will discuss the various ways in which discourses of LGBTQ rights are deployed strategically by Israel and Palestinians as a part of the conflict. Event link is here:

Other events we are co-sponsoring but that are not part of IAW:

SAT & SUN MARCH 3 & 4:
THE ONE STATE CONFERENCE: The Israel/Palestine and the One-State Solution conference seeks to begin the process of defining what that could actually mean. The series of panel discussions will help to answer questions about the contours of and obstacles to the one-state solution. FEATURING: ALI ABUNIMAH, DIANA BUTTU, DALIT BAUM, ILAN PAPPE, NIMER SULTANY

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The crime of apartheid, a crime against humanity, is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity “committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” For an explanation of the application of the crime “Apartheid” to Israel, click here:

For a complete listing of events worldwide and to learn more about IAW, please visit

For a more complete listing of other Boston area universities’ Israeli Apartheid Weeks, check out this event:

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