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Recent and Upcoming Events


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You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X

Upcoming Events

Feb 21th, 2003

Iraq & Palestine: Views from the Ground

6-9:30 pm
Canadian Islamic Centre (13070 - 113 Street)
Jane MacKay Wright - From October to November 2002, Jane, a retired professor, participated in a delegation to Iraq co-sponsored by Christian Peacemaker Teams and Voices in the Wilderness to witness the effects of 12 years of sanctions and bombings on the civilians of this country.
Louis Schmidttroth - From June to July 2002, Louis, a retired professor, participated in a journey to Palestine organized by the International Solidarity Movement to witness the reality of 52 years of life in refugee camps and occupation.
You are invited to see and hear their accounts.

Organized by: Canadian Friends Service Committee, Edmonton Quaker Meeting, Life for International Relief & Development, CEPPal, and the Edmonton Mosques.

Poster for Event

Handbills for event

Louis Schmidttroth's webpage

Recent Events

Feb 15th, 2003

International Day of Action: NO WAR ON IRAQ

meet in Edmonton at 1 PM at CHURCHILL SQUARE
for a rally and march in downtown Edmonton

organized by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism

Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism

OCT 26th, 2002

Coalition Against War and Racism Rally

CEPPal along withe the Coalition Against War and Racism are holding a demonstration at Gazebo Park on Saturday October 26th. The rally will be calling for :
- the Canadian Government not to support a  New War on Iraq
- A Canadian Government boycott of a country that is committing Human Rights violations against the Palestinian People
- Ending Illegal Sanctions on Iraq
- the Canadian Government upholding international law

Flyer for the event

July 13, 14, 15/ 2002


A Documentary film about the children in Palestine & Israel

 JULY 14, 15, 16            

7:00 pm & 9:00 pm  shows.

Zeidler Hall - main floor of the Citadel Theatre Complex (9828-101A Avenue).


Audience Award 2001: San Fransico Int'l Film Festival

Best Documentary 2001: San Fransico Int'l Film Festival

Audience Award 2001: Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival

Freedom of Expression Award 2001: Munich Int'l Film Festival

Festival Award 2001: Jerusalem Int'l Film Festival

Audience Award 2001: Vancouver Int'l Film Festival

Spirit of Diversity Award 2001: Vancouver Int'l Film Festival

Best Documentary Award 2001: Hamptons Intl Film Festival

Ecumenical Jury Award 2001:  Locarno Int'l Film Festival

First Prize Documentary 2001: Valladolid Int'l Film Festival

Best Documentary 2001: Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival
Audience Award 2001: Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival

Edmonton Metro Cinema

Info on Promises

Promises Homepage

June 25, 2002

Taking Sides: Peace and Justice in the Middle East

A Talk by Svend Robinson, NDP Member of Parliament

Education 2-115,

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome, Free Admission

Mr. Svend Robinson, respected NDP M.P. recently returned from a well-publicized and controversial fact-finding, trip to Palestine and Israel, during the Israeli invasion of the West Bank in March 2002. Mr. Robinson will speak on the reality on the ground today, and the hope for peace tomorrow.


Flyer for the event

Handouts - Front Side

Handouts - Back Side

May 14, 2002

Calls for Peace from Within the Israeli Defense Force:

A Talk by Elad Lahav, Refusenik #351

Tuesday, May 14th at 7:30p.m.
International Centre, University of Alberta

Amidst the despair and devastation in the Middle East is a growing movement of Israeli combat reservists who are refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories. The soldiers wrote in an open letter "We will not go on fighting beyond the for the purposes of domination, expulsion, starvation and humiliation of an entire people."

Elad Lahav is one of these 400 soldiers. Once a staff sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces, Elad is now Refusenik #351. After admitting that he could no longer in good conscience serve in the Occupied Territories, he was sentenced to 28 days in military prison.

Elad will be speaking about his experiences from the perspectives of peace, justice, and human security at the
International Centre at the University of Alberta on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:30p.m.

Admission is free but come early as seats are limited. Donations for the Red Crescent Society will be gratefully accepted.

Supported by the International Centre and the International Society for Peace and Human Rights.

April 6th, 2002

Rally for Peace


Commemorating 54 years after the Deir Yassin Massacre, and 12,718 Days of Occupation... Meet at Corbett Hall Field 11am to march peacfully down the south side of Whyte Ave and convene at Gazebo Park for two Guest Speakers.

The guest speakers will be addressing current issues in the Occupied Territories (formerly Palestine). These issues include Settlements, Water, and Refugees.

The rally will be focused on ending the illegal occupation and the pressing need for Canada to place international pressure on Israel to comply with UN declarations.

Please come out and show your support as a proud Canadian by helping us protest against the Human Rights and International Law violations that are taking place in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Speech Given at Gazeebo Park

Media Release: End the Occupation - End the Violence

Poster: End the Occupation: Ends the Violence

Fact Sheet: How to start an uprising.

Handouts: 12,718 of Occupation are enough

Article: Deir Yassin Remembered

November 19, 2001

Jerusalem, from behind the walls.

Questions and Answers about the future of Jerusalem

12noon - 1pm.
Education Building Room 129.

Winner of the UNESCO Award, 1996 Cannes Film Festival; Palestinian Filmmaker and Producer, Rashid Masharawi will join CEPPal on the University of Alberta Campus.

Clips from his recent movie: Behind the Walls will be shown to set the stage for a discussion about the present state of Jerusalem, and hope for an equitable and peaceful future.

Come join the discussion. It's Free!
For more info please contact:

Flyer from behind the walls

Film Review

Sunday November 18, 2001

Live From Palestine

Sponsored by Humanserve International

7:00pm Stanley Milner Library Theatre
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

The latest work of award winning Palestinian Filmaker Rashid Masharawi.

HUMANSERVE International, will be hosting a screening of Live from Palestine, a documentary film about the Al-Aqsa Intifada (Uprising) as seen and heard through the eyes and voices of Palestine Radio.

Rashid Masharawi the film's director & producer, will be present to give a presentation and take questions from the audience.

After the screening, there will be a Silent Auction of original art and Handicrafts by Palestinian artists in the theatre lobby.

$10.00 For tickets please contact: 487-9373 or
$5.00 for Students For Tickets at the U of A campus contact: 709-0111 or

Live From Palestine Flyer

Humanserve International

Sunday November 11, 2001

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears

Part of: Global Visions Film Festival

3 pm, Edmonton Library Theatre.
The latest work of Palestinian Filmaker Mai Masri.

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears is an in-depth portrayal of the lives of Palestinian children in the refugee camps of Shatila and Dheisha.

An exhibition of of optimism that cuts through the cynicism of brains numbed by too much faceless violence.

An offering of hope.

$6.00 at the door.

Global Visions

April 7, 2001

Al-Awda: The Return

World-Wide Rally For The Palestinian Refugee's Right To Go Home

2:00 pm march down Whyte Ave.
Meet at Corbett Hall (112 Street & 82 Ave)

Saturday, April 7, 2001 - the 53 anniversary of the Deir Yassen Massacre - we'll march to demand the RIGHT of the Palestinian refugees to return to the homes they left.

Press Release

Sept 8th, 2001

Edmonton Unity Festival

September 08, 2001 @ 2:00 p.m.
Alberta Avenue Community Hall
9210-118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

The International Society for Peace and Human Rights (ISPHR) has invited CEPPal to participate in the "Unity Festival: Global Activism, Local Action" - a gathering of human rights, peace, social action and environmental organizations.

The festival will bring together activists and the non-profit community for a day of networking, learning, communication, building and community celebration!

ISPHR Web Site

Event Flyer

Feb. 16, 2001

Voices From Palestine

Voices from Palestine - an exploration into the struggle for justice and the hope for a future for the 5 million Palestinian refugees.

Speaker: Dr. Atif Kubursi, McMaster University

Film: On the Borders of Gardens, Dir: David Ridgen

Friday February 16th
University of Alberta
2-115 Education Building
7-9 pm

Flyer for this event

Details for this event

Feb. 8, 2001

Towards a Just and Viable Peace?
A View from the Ground

Presented by Speakers from the

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

Jeff Halper
(Ben Gurion University)

Salim Hassan Shawamreh
(Palestinian Ministry of Industry)

Thursday, February 8
Education North 2-115
University of Alberta

Flyer for this event

Details for this Event

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