Grace Batchoun is the VP Public Relations of CJPME (Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East). CJPME is a non-profit and secular organisation. One of its main missions is to enable Canadians of all backgrounds to promote and work for justice and peace in Palestine. Recently CJPME released an instruction guide called “Speak up for Palestinian human rights”. The goal of this guide is to provide Canadians with tools that will help them defend Palestinian human rights and raise awareness about the struggle of the Palestinian people.
In this interview we discuss the guide and go over all of its major points in details. Grace will talk about the importance of having the exact facts and how to get them. We will talk about the main pet arguments that Israel use and how to respond to them. We will also learn how to contact or approach the media and our MPs and why it’s so important to do so.
WHAT IS ‘THE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY SESSIONS’?
Throughout the month of August, CKUT brings you “The Palestine Solidarity Sessions”, an in-depth series focusing on the issue of Palestine, and what can be done. Each segment will feature voices of Palestinians and their supporters throughout the world calling for a just peace – voices that are all too often left out of the mainstream media debate.
This new series underlines the importance of the work we are doing as independent community journalists to engage in truth-telling. Its main aim is to give our listeners tools to support the Palestinians in their struggle, to get involved in the Palestine-solidarity movement and to help create awareness about the Palestinian plight.