FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
VOICES OF RESISTANCE: REPORTING BACK FROM PALESTINE AND LEBANON
With FERNANDO REALS and SAMIA HALABY
Sixth St. Community Center
638 East Sixth Street (between Avenue B & C)
New York, NY
$5 donation at the door will go to support the Union of Health Work Committees in Gaza…
Come to an evening of struggle and solidarity, and hear these voices of resistance reporting back from this summer in Palestine and Lebanon! Hear what happened on the ground, what is happening now, and what you can do to join hands and resist Zionism, imperialism, occupation and oppression!
*** Samia Halaby will also discuss her interviews of key figures in the liberation struggle******
** Q & A to Follow Reports**
Hear from our speakers…
Fernando Reals is a Puerto Rican and Colombian Anti-Imperialist Activist and Popular Educator who teaches in a NYC public school. Reals has been a long-term volunteer with DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving, a South Asian Immigrant Justice organization and is a member of SPIN – September 23rd Pro-Independence Network, a network working in the spirit of Comandante Filiberto Ojeda Rios to unite and strengthen Puerto Rican Pro-Independence organizations and movements.
Samia A. Halaby was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1936. In the 1948 Nakbah, her family had to flee to Beirut and from there they emigrated to the US, where she studied Art. She taught in American universities for eighteen years, ending with ten years at the Yale School of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in many museum collections among them the Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Institute Du Monde Arab. She is an activist with Defend Palestine, and Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and executive director of Al Jisser, the Arab art and culture association that recently brought the “Made in Palestine” art exhibition to New York City. She recently returned from a delegation to Lebanon.