Below, the schedule for Toronto's IAW 2010.Friday, March 5, 7pm National Liberation: From Turtle Island to Palestine Location: Library Building, Ryerson University LIB072, 350 Victoria Street (map) Rabab Abdulhadi born and raised in Nablus, Palestine, Rabab Abdulhadi is a long-time feminist activist and scholar who has made significant contributions to the struggle for Palestinian self-determination and the well-being of Palestinian women.
has participated in numerous organizations dedicated to fighting for the rights of Arab and Arab-American women.
From 1982 to 1988, she was the Director of Political and International Relations at the Middle East Research Center in New York.
Rabab Abdulhadi was instrumental in founding the Union of Palestinian Women's Associations in North America during the first Intifada, or Palestinian uprising, that grew into 2,000 members and 29 chapters in the United States and Canada.
is also involved in a variety of coalition-building projects that make links between diasporic communities living in the U.S., U.S. communities of color and women of color activisms.
Doctor Rabab Abdulhadi has published extensively for the academic and mainstream presses writing on issues of nationalism, terrorism, race, ethnicity and the experiences of the diasporic Arab communities.
She currently teaches in the Ethnic Studies Program at San Francisco State University.
Tyendinaga Mohawk Shawn Brant has been repeatedly imprisoned for his
stand against colonial policies and unjust treatment of First Nations peoples in Canada.
is currently involved in a long-standing battle to bring clean water to his
community, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, which is one of the 85 First Nations communities that do not have access to this basic right.
Shawn lives on the Territory with his
family. * ASL Interpretation will be provided on closing night (March 5).