21 May, Online Event: Palestinian prisoners’ families: collective punishment, steadfastness and resistance

Thursday, 21 May
12 pm Pacific – 3 pm Eastern – 7 pm UTC – 9 pm central Europe – 10 pm Palestine
Register online: https://bit.ly/prisonersfamilies

Join Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network for an important discussion with Basil Farraj, Palestinian scholar and the son and relative of multiple Palestinian prisoners, on the experiences, struggles, resistance and steadfastness of Palestinian prisoners’ families. Given the widespread nature of incarceration by Israeli occupation prison regimes for Palestinians under occupation, far too many Palestinian families face collective punishment by the Israeli state yet continue to resist with tremendous steadfastness.

Basil Farraj is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and a research assistant for the VIPRE Initiative. Basil’s work focuses on political prisoners, violence directed against them, and ways in which they resist the incarcerating regimes. His work reaches for the intersections of memory, resistance and art by prisoners and others at the receiving end of violence. Basil has previously conducted fieldwork in a number of countries including Chile and Colombia.

This event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live at https://facebook.com/SamidounPrisonerSolidarity/