CANCELLED: Feb. 1: Mavi Marmara Massacre – An Eyewitness Account

TOMORROW, FEB 1 – “THE MAVI MARMARA MASSACRE” CANCELED!

Considering the unfolding events and the new developments in Egypt, we regret to inform you that our keynote speaker, Jamal Elshayyal, will not be able to travel to the United States. Jamal Elshayyal apologizes for his inability to be with us and requests our understanding of the important mission that he and his crew are currently carrying in Egypt. Our event, therefore, is CANCELED and we hope to be able to convene with Jamal sometime in the future.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at PalestinianClubBC@gmail.com .

Thank You,
The Palestinian Club

The Palestinian Club of Brooklyn College presents:
The Mavi Marmara Massacre: An Eyewitness Account

Endorsed by Al-Awda NY

Featured speakers: JAMAL ELSHAYYAL and MOUSTAFA BAYOUMI

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2011
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(doors open 6:00 PM)
GOLD ROOM, 6TH FLOOR, BROOKLYN COLLEGE STUDENT CENTER (SUBO)

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Bring Photo ID/Admission Free

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On May 31, 2010 (Memorial Day), commandos from the Israeli Defense Forces intercepted the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, a humanitarian mission carrying aid and heading to break the siege on Gaza. The MV Mavi Marmara, the largest ship in the fleet carrying over 600 civilian passengers, was raided and seized by military force. The IDF fired at passengers, some at close range, and killed 9 people, one of which was a 19-year-old American citizen.

Join us for a discussion and an eyewitness account of what happened aboard the Mavi Marmara with professor Moustafa Bayoumi and guest speaker Jamal Elshayyal.

Jamal Elshayyal is a British news producer for Al Jazeera English. He studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and joined Al Jazeera in 2006. Among the stories he covered are the 2006 war in Lebanon, the Darfur peace talks, Egypt’s role during the 2008 Gaza invasion, and the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. He was on and broadcasting live from the Mavi Marmara before communications were cut.

Moustafa Bayoumi is an award-winning writer and an associate professor of English at Brooklyn College. He completed his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is co-editor of the Edward Said Reader and the author of How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America. He is the editor of Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict, a compilation of articles on the Mavi Marnara and the blockade of Gaza.

Refreshments will be served.