Silencing Palestine in the Education System
Sat. Nov. 19, 1 PM ET
The webinar will explore how Palestine is covered in Israeli textbooks as well as Palestinian education in East Jerusalem and the West Bank/Gaza.
In a bid to stop Canadian funding for Palestinian refugee education the Israel lobby regularly disparages Palestinian education. Is their criticism valid?
Alongside UNRWA-funded Palestinian education, speakers will explore how Palestine is treated in the Canadian education system.
There have been many examples of anti-Palestinian racism in Canadian schools and the Israel lobby has promoted schools adopting the IHRA’s anti-Palestinian definition of anti-Semitism.
Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan
Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Discussing: Palestine in Israeli Schoolbooks
Dr. Samira Alayan
Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Discussing: The power of education: the case in Israel and in Palestine
Michelle Weinroth, academic and activist from Ottawa
Discussing: The Attack on Palestine Through Education in Canada
Kathy Copps, retired teacher from Vancouver
Moderator: Bianca Mugyenyi, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Organizers: Just Peace Advocates and Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Canada Palestine Association
Palestinian and Jewish Unity
Palestine House (Palestinian Canadian Community Centre)