25 March, Boston: Voices of Palestinian Resistance with Islam Maraqa & Rana Nazzal

March 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

“The International Solidarity Movement has brought thousands of volunteers to Palestine to participate in Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance. Find out what we do, why we do it, and how you can be a part of it. We will show a short version of the film Radiance of Resistance, filmed in 2015 and 2016 by three ISM volunteers, mainly in the village of Nabi Saleh, featuring Ahed Tamimi (then 14 years old), who is currently in Israeli custody and threatened with years of imprisonment for slapping a soldier.

Activists, Rana Nazal and Islam Maraqa are among the Palestinian leaders of ISM in Palestine. Rana was arrested with Nariman Tamimi, the mother of Ahed in 2013.

Photo by Alex Levac: Bassam and Nariman Tamimi with daughter Ahed in Nabi Saleh

Rana Nazzal
is a Palestinian-Canadian activist, artist, and facilitator. She is immersed in community organizing in the occupied Palestinian West Bank and on Algonquin Anishnaabeg land in Canada. Like many Palestinians, for her activism she has endured beatings, injury from military weapons, arrest, and indictment in Israel’s military court system. Since 2014, Rana has run an activist leadership program based in Ottawa that works to empower young adults with the tools and frameworks necessary to fight for effective social change. She also developed an arts-based peer support program for refugee youth in Canada that continues today. She recently returned to Palestine and is based in Bethlehem.

Islam Maraqa
is a Palestinian activist and industrial engineer from Hebron. He has been a human rights activist since the second Intifada, in 2003, when Israeli military forces closed his university. He joined ISM in 2006, first as an activist and then as a coordinator and trainer of international volunteers. ISM work in Hebron included accompanying children to school along routes near settlers, direct confrontation with military forces, resistance against house demolitions and remaining with threatened families. Islam is a recognized and active member of his community, and especially in the resistance against human rights violations. Islam started the Marmara Housing Project with a group of Palestinians and internationals, to rebuild eco-friendly and practical homes for the Palestinian families whose homes have been bulldozed by Israeli Forces.

Music by CommUnity Voices

Join us for refreshments after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.
Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at
565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116
For more information: www.communitychurchofboston.org


March 25
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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