USA, Brooklyn, NY: Flotilla: Fact, Fiction & the Law 22.9.10

 Please join us on Wednesday September 9/22 to hear from an esteemed panel on the Flotilla crises, and the humanitarian crisis that prompted the mission.

Nine activists were shot and killed this past May when Israeli commandos raided the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. The Flotilla was headed to
Gaza and was carrying 10,000 tons of aid for the besieged civilian population of Gaza. On board were 663 people from 37 countries, including activists, authors, film-makers, politicians and journalists. The incident prompted widespread international condemnation and prompted demonstrations around the world. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes calls Gaza the world's largest outdoor prison.

What: The Flotilla & Gaza Panel
When: Wednesday 9/22, 6-8:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, 10th floor
Cover: No cover, Dinner will be served

Sponsored by: 
Adalah-NY, Brooklyn For Peace Islamic Law Students Association at New York University, Muslim Law Students Association at Brooklyn Law School , National Lawyers Guild-
BLS chapter, NAAP-NY 

Panelists are: 

GLENN GREENWALD is a Constitutional lawyer and previous civil rights litigator. He is currently a Contributing Writer at Salon and has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs, including C-Span's "Washington Journal," Air
America's "Majority Report" and Public Radio International's "To the Point." 

RASHID KHALIDI is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at
Columbia University. He was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation during the Madrid peace conference in 1991. Khalidi has written over seventy-five scholarly articles on various aspects of Middle East history and politics, as well as op-ed pieces in many major U.S. Newspapers. Dr. Khalidi has also been a guest on numerous radio and TV shows.

FATIMA MOHAMMADI, a lawyer and activist, whose credits include being a National Organizer for Viva Palestina
USA, a public defender, and a former human rights official in Idaho, was aboard the Mavi Marmara when the Israeli commando attack occurred and will give her eyewitness account of what happened.

Thank you,

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