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Tutu and anti-apartheid

March 29th, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G
Rev. Tutu Endorses Our Nov. 2008
Anti-Apartheid Speaking & Organizing Tour
See the Video

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is organizing a nationwide
speaking and organizing tour with high-profile South African and
Palestinian leaders in November 2008.

We are pleased to announce that Diana Buttu and Eddie Makue will be the
headlined speakers for our tour. Diana Buttu is a former PLO legal advisor
and attorney, and Eddie Makue is the General Secretary of the South
African Council of Churches in Johannesburg .

This speaking and organizing tour will:

Draw comparisons and contrasts between Apartheid in Israel/Palestine and
South Africa
Share lessons learned from the struggle to end Apartheid in South Africa
Provide people in the United States with organizing strategies and
resources to promote campaigns in their communities to end U.S. support
for Israeli Apartheid
We are asking our coalition member groups to apply to have the
anti-apartheid organizing and speaking tour come to your city. To apply to
host Buttu and Makue in your city, please click here.

This is a competitive process and we will select proposals that are
developed and have the capacity to substantially reach hundreds of
activists, community members and academics.

Combined with our ongoing public education and grassroots organizing
efforts, these events will help build ties to other organizations doing
similar work and to strengthen education efforts in the United States
about Apartheid in Palestine and its similarities to Apartheid in South
Africa .

The tour is slated to begin after the elections in November and will run
two weeks and stop in five to seven cities. To watch new video of Nobel
Peace Prize-winner and long-time anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond
Tutu endorse our speakers’ tour, please click here.

Again, if your organization would like to apply to host a leg of our
anti-apartheid speaking/organizing tour, please click here.


Finally, we encourage those of you interested in learning first-hand about
Apartheid in Palestine/Israel to join the US Campaign and Interfaith
Peace-Builders for a unique opportunity to learn about the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict and meet Palestinians and Israelis working
for peace and justice by utilizing an anti-apartheid framework.
Palestinian civil society groups have increasingly termed Israel ‘s
domination of the Palestinian territories as a form of Apartheid.

Spaces are still available for our joint July 27-August 10, 2008
Anti-Apartheid Delegation to Palestine/Israel. This delegation will focus
on the structural segregation of Israeli and Palestinian space and the
physical separation of the two peoples. Delegation participants will also
explore methods proposed by Israeli, Palestinian and international
peacemakers to challenge the Israeli occupation. To learn more or apply
to attend the delegation, click here

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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