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Boston: Voices of Palestinian Resistance
April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, 12 April
Olin Center – Tufts University
180 Packard Ave
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is coming to present at Tufts as part of their North American tour – don’t miss this chance to hear from these amazing Palestine solidarity activists!
Since 2001, thousands of volunteers from around the world have joined the International Solidarity Movement to participate in Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance against Israeli human rights violations. They stayed with resistance fighters in the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, brought medical supplies to the ancient Nablus Casbah, and filmed the destruction and death in the Jenin refugee camp. They included Rachel Corrie, killed in Gaza and Tom Hurndall, shot in the head. In 2009, 2012 and 2014, ISM volunteers were in Gaza, reporting the Israeli invasion and helping in the hospitals, clinics and schools.
But ISM needs more volunteers, so we came to North America to talk to interested groups. The presentation includes an abridged version of Radiance of Resistance, a film by three ISM volunteers serving in Nabi Salih and featuring Ahed Tamimi and her cousin, Janna Ayyad.
Joe Catron is a reporter and blogger, and went to Gaza as an ISM volunteer, witnessing and reporting on several Israeli invasions. Islam Maraqa trains and coordinates international volunteers and interfaces with the Palestinian communities that ISM serves, assuring that ISM is Palestinian-led.