UT to host discussion on apartheid in South Africa, Israel

February 24, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Nicolette Jett

The University of Toledo will host a panel discussion that will explore the parallels between apartheid in South Africa and apartheid in Israel Monday, Feb. 27.

“Confronting Apartheid: From South Africa to Israel” will take place at 6 p.m. in the Law Center Auditorium.

“Events like these are essential in a university environment to promote students’ awareness and engagement in public affairs, especially international relations,” said Butheina Hamdah, a senior majoring in political science, who is president of Students for Justice in Palestine. “We anticipate a large turnout and fruitful discussion on a situation very relevant to students in the United States.”

The panel will feature Dr. Carter Wilson, UT professor of political science; Dr. Morris Jenkins, UT professor and chair of criminal justice and social work; Dr. Dwight Haase, UT assistant professor of sociology; and Hamdah.

In addition to comparing apartheid in the two countries, the panel will discuss lessons learned from social movements in South Africa that can be applied to Palestine.

The free, public discussion is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, African People’s Association, Black Student Union and Student African-American Brotherhood.

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