Humanities Building, Room 1111
455 N. Park St
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Al-Awda, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, the Havens Center and The Social Justice Films Series present: DISCORDIA: When Netanyahu Came to Town
What happens when Middle East politics touch down on campus? Discordia examines the September 2002 riot that prevented former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking at Concordia University in Montreal. Through a portrait of three students (a member of Hillel, an anti-Zionist Jew, and a Palestinian) the film delves into issues that are highly relevant for the UW-Madison community, including military recruiting, the politics of multiculturalism, free speech, student movement strategies and tactics, and the repression of activists on North American campuses.
The film will be followed by a short discussion with members of Al-Awda: The Palestinian Right To Return Coalition, the Arab Student Association, and a former Concordia University student who was involved in the protests.