Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Struggle for Freedom
Tuesday, September 17
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Conference Centre A (Cedar 1205A)
12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC
Today, over 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners are held in Israeli jails – many without charge or trial. Mass imprisonment is a fact of life for Palestinians; over 40% of Palestinian men in the West Bank and Gaza have done time in Israeli jails. Everything from being a member of most Palestinian political parties, to giving speeches against the occupation, to resistance, can subject a Palestinian to arrest and imprisonment.
While this is happening, the Canadian and US governments are avidly supporting Israel, and Canadian officials have joined in the labelling of Palestinian political prisoners who are struggling for freedom, for themselves and their people.
Join us for a discussion of who are Palestinian political prisoners, what prisoners are doing to organize for freedom, and what you can do.
Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. More info: samidoun.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ARE WELCOME – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Hosted by the Critical Criminology Working Group @ Kwantlen. More info: <email@example.com>