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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Understanding “Israel Advocacy” with David Noble and Dan Freeman-Malloy
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights will host a lecture on the influence of pro-Israeli lobbies in Canada, called “Understanding ‘Israel Advocacy:’ Israeli Apartheid’s Campus Supporters.” The lecture takes place Monday at 7 p.m. in the Wemple Student Lounge at King’s College.

The event features David Noble, critical historian of science, technology, and education at York University, and Dan Freeman-Maloy, a Palestinian rights activist.

An open discussion period will follow the speeches.

Admission is $3. For more information, contact Diala Al-Dabbas at
"Matt Vens

Brickenden award for Western alum
Western earned recognition Monday night at the fifth annual Brickenden awards, which celebrated excellence in London theatre.

Former Western student Rebecca Surman won Best Actress for her role in A Winter’s Tale, Western’s English department’s summer Shakespeare production.

Western productions Angels in America, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, and A Winter’s Tale were also nominated for awards.

The awards were founded in 2002 by late London theatre enthusiast, playwright, journalist and filmmaker Chris Doty, and is named after Catharine Brickenden, a local actress, director and playwright. Since Doty’s death last February, the awards have been organized by London’s Fringe Festival and the Brickenden committee.
"Claire Neary

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