April 17, Toronto: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: Perspectives on the Current Struggle

Tuesday, April 17

7:00 PM

Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto, ON

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352427434794172/

April 17th is International Palestinian Prisoners Day. As of 1 March 2012, there were 4,637 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 183 children. Just like Hana Shalabi and Khader Adnan, 320 prisoners are held–without charge or trial–under administrative detention.


Ameena Sultan is a lawyer practicing in Toronto. She is a director and founding member of the Arab Canadian Lawyers’

Shaira Vadasaria is an anti-racist feminist activist and doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at York University. Her areas of research attend to feminist contestations of colonial violence, occupation, incarceration and the ‘war on terror’. Her current research concerns anti-colonial strategies of political mobility advanced by Palestinian womyn political prisoners.

Issam Al Yamani is a Palestinian refugee, an activist and a writer who was been in Canada since 1985.

Join us at Beit Zatoun at 7PM on April 17th to learn more about the current situation in Israel for Palestinian prisoners and to help build the next stage of this struggle.