Palestinian Political Prisoners: Colonialism, Resistance & Apartheid

In Commemoration of Palestinian Political Prisoners Day
& In Support of the UC Berkeley Divestment from Israel Resolution, join us:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
6:30 PM
UC Berkeley
Location TBA

Palestinian Political Prisoners in the Context of Colonial Occupation
& Resistance, Displacement and the Struggle Against Israeli Apartheid

Lena Meari: belongs to a Palestinian refugee family from Al-Birweh village which was destroyed in 1948. Born and raised in Haifa and later worked and lived in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Graduated and worked in the Institute of Women Studies at Birzeit University. Currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at the University of California- Davis. Conducted her research on the interrogation encounter between Palestinian political activists and the shabak.

Ziad Abbas: a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee camp in the West Bank. He is the cofounder of the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh where he served as Co-Director from 1994 to 2008. Ziad is also a journalist who has worked with Palestinian and international media and has participated in the production of several documentary films. He recently completed his Master of Arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from the School for International Training Graduate Institute. Ziad is the Associate Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley.

Following the event we will be attending the UC Berkeley Senate meeting where they will vote on the Divestment Resolution. We encourage all to attend and support the efforts the Students for Justice in Palestine.

Sponsored By:
Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Al-Juzoor, Al-Awda SF, Bay Area Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Free Palestine Alliance, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Muslim Student Association – Berkeley, Palestine Youth Network (PYN), Students for Justice in Palestine – Berkeley, Sunbula: Arab Feminists for Change, US Palestine Community Network (USPCN), Voices of Middle East and North Africa-KPFA

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