Tuesday, July 7
ALWAN Center 16 Beaver Street 4th Floor, NYC
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Join Al-Awda NY, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, on the first anniversary of the 2014 Massacre in Gaza – and the 10th anniversary of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions – to remember and honour Palestinian lives and struggle, demand justice and accountability for over 67 years of US-supported Israeli massacres, and build the economic, cultural, and academic boycott of the Israeli state. Last year’s assault on Gaza took the lives of over 2,100 Palestinians, including 500 children, and displaced hundreds of thousands – most of whom have been denied reconstruction to this day.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, General Secretary of the Palestine National Initiative (PNI), member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) & Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council, will speak on the massacre in Gaza and the Palestinian call for international action to hold the Israeli state accountable in international forums for its ongoing war crimes, as well as the burgeoning movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and the power of grassroots global action to stand with the Palestinian people’s struggle for return, liberation and self-determination
Joe Catron, a solidarity activist and freelance reporter, lived in Gaza, Palestine for three and a half years, including the 2012 and 2014 Israeli offensives. While there, he accompanied farmers and fishermen in areas under regular Israeli fire, contributed to Electronic Intifada and Middle East Eye, and co-edited The Prisoners’ Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag, an anthology of accounts by detainees freed in the 2011 prisoner exchange. During Israel’s military operation last summer, he joined a group of international supporters in Gaza hospitals and local rescue teams.
Suggested donation: $5-$20 sliding scale at the door. All proceeds benefit the Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (PMRC). No one turned away. Dates & water will be made available for those observing Ramadan.