In Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Peace Coalition, the Council of Canadians Saskatoon Chapter, Project Ploughshares Saskatoon, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (Saskatoon), Climate Justice Saskatoon. and Saskatchewan Conference of the United Church of Canada and on Saturday, September 15, 5 PM potluck followed by 7 PM presentation at St. Thomas Wesley United Church, 808 20th Street West, Saskatoon.
Saskatoon Unitarians, 213 Second Street East, Saskatoon on Sunday, September 16 for gathering at 10:30 AM and discussion following at Noon.
Just Peace Advocates oresebted Suha Jarrar, researcher at Al Haq discussing “justice and adaptation” in relation to the politics of climate change in Palestine.
Suha spoke about Environmental Injustice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory–the problems and the prospects, and discussion is sure to consider how settler-colonization from Turtle Island to Palestine are impacted by environmental injustice.
Suha shared 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. What is Canadians called to do in this regard? The call is for Canadians 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.
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