international women's day 2011

International Women’s Day – Scottish PSC Event – 8 March in Edinburgh

Posted on: 11 February 2011

Confirmed speakers:

Rafeef Ziadah, Palestinian refugee, spoken word artist and activist.
– Rafeef is on the international coordinating committee of Israeli Apartheid Week.
– Speaking on behalf of the Palestinian civil society National Committee for the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel.
– Rafeef’s album

Stop the Wall grassroots activist from Palestine by telephone conference.

Eleanor Kasrils – ‘The Unlikely Secret Agent’ Ronnie Kasrils, who’ll be speaking about his wife Eleanor Kasrils.
– The life of Eleanor Kasrils, an anti-apartheid activist
– Tribute to Eleanor by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
– A Wife Remembered in The Unlikely Secret Agent by Ronnie Kasrils

Eleanor Kasrils was born in Scotland in 1936. Her parents moved to South Africa when Eleanor was still an infant. She was among the first women to join the ranks of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) the ANC’s armed wing in 1960 and was a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle.

Full details will be published soon. Any queries please email: campaign@scottishpsc.org.uk

http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3592:international-womens-day&catid=247:notices-of-coming-events&Itemid=200705

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