February 18: Blockade of Gaza and Canada’s role

The blockade of Gaza & Canada’s role
Saturday, 18 February, 2012 – 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Alice McKay Room-Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/196604000434927/

Ehab Lotayef

Poet and activist from Montreal

Introduction by Libby Davies

Ehab Lotayef will give his firsthand account of the Freedom Waves to Gaza which took place in November, when Irish and Canadian boats tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

A poet and activist from Montreal, Lotayef was on board the Canadian boat, the Tahrir, when it was seized by the Israeli navy in international waters. Freedom Waves is part of an ongoing global solidarity movement challenging the blockade of Gaza and working for the freedom for Palestine.

Admission free

Organized by the Vancouver Committee of the Canadian Boat to Gaza.

This event is part of a cross-Canada tour organized by the Canadian Boat to Gaza and sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Peace Alliance, the Canadian Arab Federation.

Local endorsers: ADALA- the Canadian Arab Justice Committee, Alex Atamanenko, Boycott Israeli Apartheid Committee, Building Bridges, Canadian Palestine Association, CanPalNet, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Stopwar, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Vancouver District Labour Council, Westcoast Sheen, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, World Peace Forum

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