As you know, the ad campaign conducted by the Palestine Awareness Coalition has raised enough funding for the four-part maps now posted on the sides of 15 buses and one of two murals at Vancouver Centre SkyTrain station. Another SkyTrain station is scheduled for the second mural. Despite the objections of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the CIJA (the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs), the posters and mural are now on display! Take a look when you are out and about in the City.
Media contacts for the Coalition have spoken with The Vancouver Province, where an article appeared in yesterday’s paper and another in today’s Sun and Province.
The CBC had this story on yesterday’s website:
The ads are causing a good deal of controversy (see Comments on the above sites), but our hope in informing the public in such a graphic manner is to spread awareness of the realities being experienced by the Palestinian people for far too long.
The Palestine Awareness Coalition is made up of the following groups: Building Bridges Vancouver http://www.buildingbridgesvancouver.wordpress.com
Independent Jewish Voices http://www.ijvcanada.org
Canada Palestine Support Network http://www.canpalnet.ca
Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign http://www.boycottisraeliapartheid.org
Seriously Free Speech http://www.seriouslyfreespeech.ca
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPHR-UBC/190741272305
Canadian Friends of Sabeel / http://www.sabeel.ca
Near East Cultural & Educational Foundation http://www.necef.org
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