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Israeli Apartheid Week – Get Involved

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Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) offers ordinary people around the world an opportunity to partake in an extra-ordinary and truly global campaign.

There are IAW representatives responsible for organizing events in most major South African cities, towns and universities. Send us an email (iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org) and we can put you in contact with the IAW representative in your city/community or university.

If there aren’t any IAW representatives in your area then you can get involved by organizing your own IAW event\s. If you would like to get involved by organizing your own IAW event or action let us know so that we can share with you the IAW Basis of Unity as well as supply necessary materials.

Below are some ways that you can actively get involved.

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1) ARRANGE A FILM SCREENING OF A PALESTINE MOVIE OR DOCUMENTARY FILM

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For 2016 the IAW South Africa Team has chosen to make available the award-winning film “The Stones Cry Out” which documents the plight of the Palestinian Christian community struggling against Israeli Apartheid. The movie can be screened at your university, school, church, community center or workplace. Click here to watch the a trailer of “The Stones Cry Out”.

If you would like to screen “The Stones Cry Out” movie as part of IAW contact us at iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org or 0114032097) and we will send you a (free) copy.

In addition, the IAW South African Team has many other full-feature movies and documentary films (including Occupation 101, Roadmap To Apartheid, Village Under the Forest, Gaza Under Fire, Omar, 5 Broken Cameras and more) that we can make available (free of charge) for you to screen as part of IAW.

2) ARRANGE A TOURNAMENT, 30 SECOND PALESTINE QUIZ OR OTHER SIMILAR COMPETITION

Draw up questions on Palestine, get people into teams and organise a community quiz, tournament or other similar competition. An idea is to get branches in your region to compete with each other!
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3) HOST A MUSIC EVENT, COMEDY SHOW, POETRY EVENING, SOCCER TOURNAMENT OR SPORTS DAY

Organize a sports day, soccer tournament, poetry session, comedy show or music concert with “Israeli Apartheid” as the theme.
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4) PAINT A WALL, ORGANISE A FLASHMOB, DO GRAFFITI… BE CREATIVE!

Create a painting/mural/graffiti with “Israeli Apartheid” as the theme with local artists, friends and activists. Send us your photos and video footage. Be creative: build a mock Israeli Apartheid Wall or setup an Israeli Checkpoint, organize a flash mob, host a music concert or arrange a poetry reading.

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5) ARRANGE A LECTURE, WORKSHOP, RALLY, SEMINAR OR PROTEST

There are many speakers that we can suggest for you to host at your school, campus or community event. Alternatively, arrange a peaceful protest against a store, mall, or company that stocks Israeli products such as Woolworths or against G4S Security (that provides equipment & maintains Israeli prisons). Contact iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org / 0114032097 for speakers or materials.

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6) CREATE AWARENESS BY PUTTING UP POSTERS, DISTRIBUTING FLYERS OR DOING A BLITZ AT YOUR SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY, WORK-PLACE, TAXI-RANK, BUSY INTERCHANGE ETC.

IAW posters, flyers, stickers etc. are available online. Download, print, distribute and spread the word. Alternatively, contact us and we can send you copies!


7) JOIN US ONLINE – #ISRAELIAPARTHEIDWEEK

Help us spread the word online by using the IAW 2015 poster as your Facebook/Twitter profile picture. Remember to use the hashtag #IsraeliApartheidWeek


8) GET YOUR SRC OR ORGANIZATION TO ENDORSE THE IAW CAMPAIGN

Get your SRC, student group, organization, community forum, trade union or human rights group to endorse the Israeli Apartheid Week campaign by sending a message to iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org / 0114032097.

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9) GET YOUR CHURCH, MOSQUE, SYNAGOGUE OR TEMPLE TO PARTICIPATE

Arrange for the topic of your Church’s Sunday Service (13 March) to be on the plight of Palestinian Christians or for your Mosque’s Friday Prayers (11 March) to be on Israeli Apartheid Week and the Palestinian struggle. Last year the SA Council of Churches called on all churches to devote Sunday Services during IAW to the topic of Palestine while the MJC and Jamiatul Ulama called on all mosques to dedicate Friday sermons to IAW.

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10) WRITE A POEM, ARTICLE OR SONG FOR YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION, WRITE A LETTER TO THE
EDITOR – RAISE AWARENESS IN THE MEDIA!

For IAW you can write an article or letter on the topic of Israeli Apartheid for a local newspaper, magazine or other publication. Alternatively contact your local radio/TV station and request a discussion on Israel and Palestine.Write and publish your own poem, song etc.

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11) ORGANISE A BOOK REVIEW OR DISCUSSION 

Organise a book review session in your community or branch. Be in touch with us for suggested book titles as well as chapters from or copies of books on the topic of Israeli Apartheid.

12) BE PART OF THE #BOYCOTTWOOLWORTHS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION 

Join us on Saturday the 12th of March as part of the #BoycottWoolworths National Day of Action against the company for its continued trade with Israel. Arrange a protest, picket or other action at a Woolworths in your city or town. Contact us for flyers and other materials!
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13) ORGANISE A CAKE SALE, HIGH-TEA OR OTHER FUNDRAISING EVENT 

Organise a cake sale, high-tea or other fundraising event for Israeli Apartheid Week. Donate the funds to a Palestinian organisation, the BDS movement or other similar organization.

14) PLEAE DONATE AND ASSIST US FINANCIALLY 

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is funded solely by ordinary people like yourselves. Assist us in achieving a successful IAW this year by making a (tax-deductible) donation. Donations (for which you can claim a tax deduction) can be made to BDS South Africa, one of the organizers of IAW (BDS South Africa, FNB, 62273997943, Rosebank, 253305, Reference: IAW2016).