2019 Hamilton Voices of Palestine Film Series!

JeLiThIn is pleased to participate in the 2019 Hamilton Voices of Palestine Film Series!

More screenings to come. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce an exciting list of upcoming events in Hamilton starting with:

Rabbi Mivasair reports back from Palestine

Photo: David Mivasair with Palestinian FlagRabbi Mivasair was arrested in Palestine on May 3, 2019.

Before the group of Jewish and Palestinian activists, containing Hamilton's own Rabbi David Mivasair, decided to try to upgrade the dirt track linking some isolated Palestinian villages near Hebron, they decided it would be a "win-win situation." If they were arrested, that would be a win because the media of the world would interview them about the disastrous impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinians. If they were not arrested, that too would be a win, because the villagers would finally get a passable road.

Rabbi Mivasair was among 17 arrested that day!

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7 pm – 10 pm
24 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1H2

Canadian Friends of Sabeel and Palestinian Association of Hamilton present: Gaza Calls, Canada Answers 2019

On June 8, churches and groups in cities from across Canada will join a call with a group of speakers from Gaza who will share their experiences living in Gaza and the daily struggles Gazans must endure due to the blockade of Gaza and Israeli military strikes in the Gaza strip. More information is available on the Canadian Friends of Sabeel website.

Guest Speakers

Photo of Dr. Mahmoud MatarDr. Mahmoud Matar is the founding head of the Limb Reconstruction Surgery Unit at Shifa Hospital in Gaza. He has been the head of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Al-Shifa since October 2014. He is also an instructor at the Primary Trauma Care Course.

Photo of Bolos Swelem Bolos Swelem is a Third Year Dentistry student at Haider Abdel Shafi Dentistry College at Al-Azhar University in Gaza. He is also the leader at the at Arab Orthodox Scout Group of Gaza.

The West Lounge Cafe
807 Main Street West, Unit #2 Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1A2

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12pm - 3 pm

Outside in: A Political Memoir

Official Book Launch and Conversation with Libby Davies

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2 pm – 4 pm
New Vision United Church
24 Main St. W. Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1H2

Join activist and politician Libby Davies for the launch of her memoir, "Outside In".

About the book

Bookcover for Libby Davies' Outside In
In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity.

Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets. At nineteen, Davies became a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. She went on to serve in municipal and then federal politics, advancing to the role of Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party.

Looking back on her remarkable life and career with humour and honesty, Davies addresses the challenges of her work against homelessness, championing sex workers’ rights, and ending drug prohibition. With candid reflections on her own work and those of her colleagues and activist allies, she illuminates the humanity at the core of each issue. Davies’ astute political analysis offers an insider’s perspective that never loses touch with the people she fights alongside. "Outside In" is both a political and personal memoir of Davies’ forty years of work at the intersection of political and social change.

Libby devotes an entire chapter to Palestine.

About Libby Davies

Libby Davies is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. She moved to Vancouver in 1968 and served as a city councillor from 1982 to 1993 and then represented the federal riding of Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015 under the New Democratic Party banner. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016 and is Canada's first openly lesbian MP.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Libby will speak and autograph copies of her book which will be available for sale.


Grander Vision Book Launch

My Live in the Labour Movement

A Grander Vision Book Cover

Sid Ryan's book launch.

On June 13, Seating starts at 6pm.
7-9 pm
Stonewalls Restaurant
239 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2X9


Underwriters, Endorsers, Sponsors, Partners and Community Friends:

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Hamilton; Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War; Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) - Hamilton; Palestinian Association of Hamilton; The Nook Cafe