Climate Change and Palestine- three SK events with Suha Jarrar

No Justice, No Adaptation: Climate Change and Palestine

Local groups in Regina and Saskatoon and SK Conference join with Just Peace Advocates to present:

Suha Jarrar, researcher at respected Palestinian human rights group Al Haq, discussing justice and adaptation in relation to the politics of climate change in Palestine.

Everyone is welcome to three opportunities, September 12 in Regina and September 15 and 16 in Saskatoon. 

1) 12 September, 7:00PM- 9:00PM, University of Regina, Room 208 in the Research and Innovation Centre.

Cost: $10 at the door or Pay What You Can, to cover costs and support the work of Just Peace Advocates.
The event is accessible by elevator. Scent-free event.  Local information contacts:  Ed Lehman, edrae1133gmail.com, 306-718-8010 or Julian Wotherspoon, outreach@rpirg.org

2) Saturday September 15, at St Thomas Wesley United Church, 808 20th St W, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 0Y3
Potluck at 5 PM, and Suha’s talk begins at 7 PM

Cost: Potluck, and suggested donation $10 or Pay What You Can, to cover costs and support the work of Just Peace Advocates.
The event is accessible. Scent-free event.
Local information contact: Dave Greenfield at greendl@sasktel.net

3) Sunday September 16, 10:30-1:30, at Saskatoon Unitarians, 213 Second Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7H 1N5.

Cost: donations towards Just Peace Advocates work to support the Al Haq Gaza 20/20: Perceptions and Reality and other initiatives.

Focus:
Suha will be speaking about environmental injustice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory–the problems and the prospects, and how settler-colonization from Turtle Island to Palestine is impacted by environmental injustice.

Suha will also be sharing information on the Gaza 20/20: Perceptions and Reality campaign that will focus on holding the Canadian government to account under international and domestic law. The UN has stated that Gaza will be unlivable in 2020. For the nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza, Israel’s persecution and collective punishment has already made life there unbearable. This is very much tied to environmental injustice as well.

Canadians are called to hold our own government accountable under its own domestic law as well as international law. This includes a call for military embargo and economic sanctions until the blockade on Gaza is lifted.

Who:
Local groups sponsoring include: The Saskatoon Peace Coalition, The Council of Canadians Saskatoon Chapter, Project Ploughshares Saskatoon, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (Saskatoon), Climate Justice Saskatoon, SK Conference (The United Church of Canada).

About Suha:
Suha Jarrar is a Palestinian human rights researcher and advocate, and currently the Environmental and Gender Policy Researcher at Al-Haq human rights organization in Ramallah, Palestine. Suha obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental and gender studies from Trent University in Canada, and her Master of Science in Climate Change Science and Policy from the University of Sussex. Suha’s M.Sc. research focused on climate change adaptation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) of the West Bank/East Jerusalem and Gaza.

About Al Haq:
Al Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. See alhaq.org

About Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement pour une Paix Juste:
Just Peace Advocates focuses on public policy interests for equity for all people including those of Palestine is advanced through strong national and international networks that build effective relationships with government, media, Canadian civil society, including all faiths and ethnic groups, and supporters of human rights and international law. Learn about Just Peace Advocates at justpeaceadvocates.ca

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