Tuesday, 8 September
6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
Rasmea Odeh is a 67-year-old Palestinian-American community leader who was tortured by the Israeli government in 1969. On November 10th, in front of supporters in the courtroom, Rasmea was found guilty of one count of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on March 12th, 2015. She is free on bail while she appeals her conviction. Though Rasmea has been unjustly convicted, her struggle is far from over.
Rasmea’s case is part of a larger campaign against Palestinian leaders, institutions, and community members; as well as an example of government repression waged against oppressed nationalities, anti-war, social justice, and international solidarity activists.
Part of a national week of action, we will be giving a presentation on Rasmea, providing all the facts of her case and how you can get involved in the campaign to free her. After the presentation, we will have a Q&A and a discussion to follow. We will be selling hand painted Palestinian flags and other Palestine art, the proceeds of which will be donated to Rasmea’s defense. There will be snacks and refreshments.
You can find more information about Rasmea and the campaign to free her on the Free Rasmea Now Facebook page. We hope you will join us!