May 3, UCLA: Palestine to Pelican Bay

May 3, 2012 – 6-8 pm

Dodd 147

University of California at Los Angeles

Currently, there are over 7.3 million adults in the United States who are in jail and prison, or are on parole or probation, more than any other country in the world. Since the 1960s, incarceration has sourced to over two million people. Prisoners are disproportionately the poor, African Americans and Latinos. However, this racial disparity is not only witnessed in the United States. Thousands upon thousands of Palestinians, activists, leaders, freedom fighters, have been held as political prisoners, detained, tortured, separated from their families and loved ones, at the mercy of a racist state dedicated to their eradication as a nation. Nevertheless, Palestinian political prisoners have been a backbone of the Palestinian national movement, persevering and remaining steadfast and firm in their commitment to the Palestinian struggle for liberation and return, and persevering despite the worst tortures and persecution to remain fighters, leaders, and activists.

Join Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA for a panel discussion with Professor Jordan Camp and Rana Sharif! Co-Sponsored by MEChA Community and Labor and the Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project!