Speakers

Video Resources of Public Events Organized by VTJP



Palestine: Laboratory for the Future
An informative and provocative presentation by John Collins, Professor and Chair of Global Studies, St Lawrence University, Thursday October 11th, 2012. These are two links to video of his talk:
on Channel 16 (RETN) and Streaming video and broadcast schedule Channel 17 (Town Meeting Television)This talk provides clear and novel insights into the consequences of ‘Settler Colonialism’ for indigenous populations exploited and displaced by settlers, backed up by military force. He used several historical examples (South Africa, Australia and North America), and focused especially on the current case of Israel’s continued settlement of Palestinian land.Palestine is the site of an ongoing settler-colonial occupation. Colonized territories have long served as testing grounds for new forms of violence, social control, solidarity, and resistance that often have broader global implications. Palestine is no exception. Based on his new book Global Palestine, John Collins will explore what we can learn about the future of settler-colonialism, permanent war, contemporary globalization and indigenous resistance movements by excavating Palestine’s past and its struggle against occupation and colonialism. John Collins teaches courses on globalization, social change, media and cultural studies, and the global politics of violence at St. Lawrence University. His book Global Palestine was published in London by Hurst in 2011 and in New York by Columbia University Press in 2012.

Roadmap to Apartheid – Vermont Film Premier – September 26, 2012
Roadmap to Apartheid is the first documentary film to explore the striking parallels between apartheid in South Africa and in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. The Film Premier was at the University of Vermont, with filmmakers Ana Nogueira (a white South African) and Eron Davidson (a Jewish American-Israeli) on hand to discuss the film and answer questions. see roadmaptoapartheid.org 


Witness to Occupation
Presentation on August 11th 2012 by Nolan Rampy, Psychology Graduate Student at UVM about his trip to Gaza in Summer 2012 as a member of a delegation of psychologists. On-line streaming by Regional Educational Technology Network (Channel 16)

UVM Demonstration 1984
Struggles Against Apartheid – Past and Present
A special University of Vermont (UVM) event held for the 8th annual Israeli Apartheid Week in support of Palestinian Civil Society’s call for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
Lessons to be learned from the struggle for divestment from South Africa for the growing global movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) on Israel
A presentation and discussion on 1st March 2010 with
Mark Hage (Vermonters for Palestinian Rights)
Nolan Rampy (UVM Graduate Student, UVM International Socialist Organization)
Nancy Welch (UVM Professor of English, Author of “Living Room: Teaching Public Writing in a Privatized World” (with a chapter that focuses on the anti-apartheid struggle at UVM)Hosted by UVM’s International Socialist Organization and Students for Justice in Palestine.
Endorsed by Foment Press and VTJP
&I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid&
–Archbishop Desmond TutuVideo of the event