Friday, April 09, 2010

April 14th: Palestinian Political Prisoners, UCB Divestment

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
Boalt Hall 105

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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