[Marxism] TONIGHT: Palestine in Focus: Reports from the Ground | 6:30PM NYU Law

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 11:38:03 MDT 2016

*Palestine in Focus: Reports from the Ground*
*An Evening with Raji Sourani, Shawan Jabarin, Amira Hass & Jamil Dakwar*

*Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMGolding Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40
Washington Square South*

In this rare visit to the United States, leading Palestinian human rights
defenders *Raji Sourani *and *Shawan Jabarin* will provide timely
perspectives from the ground in Gaza-under-closure and in the aftermath of
the July/August 2014 offensive, and the dynamic situation in the West Bank,
including East Jerusalem. They will also discuss ongoing efforts to protect
basic human rights and struggles for accountability for widespread
violations, including before the International Criminal Court. They will be
joined by* Amira Hass*, who has served as *Haaretz'*s correspondent in the
Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1993. Moderated by *Jamil Dakwar*,
Director of the ACLU Human Rights Program

*Raji Sourani* is the founder and director of the Gaza-based Palestinian Center
for Human Rights. Raji also works with a number of human rights
organizations and movements, including the International Association of
Democratic Lawyers and the International Commission of Jurists, and was the
recipient of the 2013 Right Livelihood (also known as the “Alternative
Nobel Prize”) award.

*Shawan Jabarin* is the General Director of al-Haq, the oldest
Palestinian human
rights organization. A well-known human rights advocate, Shawan currently
serves as Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights
(FIDH), a member of Human Rights Watch Middle East and North Africa
Division Advisory Committee, and as an ICJ Commissioner.

*Amira Hass* has been a journalist with Haaretz since 1989 and is currently
a member of the Global Faculty in Residence at New York University Gallatin
School. Among her other books is Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights
in a Land under Siege.

*Jamil Dakwar*, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU)
Human Rights Program (HRP) will moderate the discussion.

Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law
Law Students for Justice in Palestine
Law Students for Human Rights
National Lawyers Guild - NYU

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