Monday 30 May 2022

Please attend SPSC event on 4 June and hear about life in Palestine and why we must support BDS


Aberdeen Trades Union Council is delighted to sponsor Scottish Palestine Solidarity Aberdeen's event on Saturday 4th June from 11-1pm in our ATUC premises in Adelphi.

We are urging all delegates, family and friends to go along.

The event will consider life in Palestine today, under oppression and occupation, especially in light of Amnesty International's report declaring Israel to be an apartheid state, and the call from civil society and trade unions in Palestine for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in support of Palestinian freedom and justice.

Tommy Campbell, ATUC delegate and SPSC member said: "We're excited for our first in person event for over two years. We'll have three speakers, discussion and authentic Palestinian food to finish. 

It promises to be a great event. Please come along."

Online and in-person tickets are available. You can register on Eventbrite. Click HERE to book your place.

The event is free to attend, but donations towards the campaign and event running costs are welcome.

The speakers are Nadia Silhi Chahin (Chilean lawyer and PhD candidate at Edinburgh Law School), who will talk on the criminalisation of pro-Palestinian advocates in Western democracies and the right to engage in boycotts in the context of free speech.

Joining online will be Dr. Bahzad Al Akhras from the Gaza Community Mental Health programme, speaking on life under siege and its burden on psychological wellbeing. 

The event will also welcome Rasha Abushaban, Human Rights Advocate, talking on Israeli violations of Human Rights and international humanitarian law, one year after the May 2021 attacks on Gaza.

Palestinian food, from local company Emesa, will be served following the speakers.

For more info go to the Palestine Cafe Facebook event