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Oct 17, 2016 at 03:04 PM

Over the next six weeks, Fraser Valley residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the Israel – Palestine conflict thanks to four events at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford campus. The events are sponsored by the Political Science Department and are free and open to the public.

  1. The critically acclaimed documentary, “Occupation 101: Voices of the Silent Majority,” will screen on October 19 at 3:00 p.m. in Room B101.
  2. On November 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Room B121, fourth-year political science major Coulter Louwerse will give a talk on “Current Palestinian Realities.” Louwerse spent a month in the region in 2015, travelling independently and as part of a peacemaking delegation.
  3. “The Iron Wall,” a Palestinian documentary about Israel’s controversial separation wall, will screen on November 16, 3:00 p.m. in Room B121.
  4. A day-long event is also being planned for November 26.

A time for discussion will follow each event.

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