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Mar 27, 2017 at 03:38 PM

Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions

What

  • an international movement to put pressure on the state of Israel to end violations of Palestinian human rights
  •  non-violent dialogue based approach to ending a conflict
  • ligned with United Nations resolutions and Canadian policy
  • ndorsed by hundreds of thousands of union members and other community groups across Canada

Panel Discussion for TSSU Members
Thursday March 30
5:00pm - 7:00pm
SWH 10041

  • experienced speakers arguing for and against BDS
  • opportunity for members to ask questions and get answers

 Open to the public. Seating priority will go to TSSU members.

TSSU Membership Vote
May 15-19, tokens received by email
all TSSU members are eligible to vote
Full details: www.tssu.ca/bds-referendum

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Room: AQ 5129
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