Montreal: Free Gaza Movement

November 25th, 2009 | Posted in Palestine
    A lecture by Huwaida Araff and Adam Shapiro.


    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    19h30 – 22h
    Concordia University
    Pavillon Hall Building
    Room/Local H-767
    1455 De Maisonneuve O
    Montreal, Quebec

Join Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf from the Free Gaza Movement for a lecture on International efforts to break the siege on Gaza, the effects of the siege, and the current situation in Gaza

The Free Gaza Movement, a human rights group that in August 2008 sent the first international boats to land in the port of Gaza in 41 years. The Free Gaza movements aims to break the siege and raise awareness about the situation in Gaza strip.

Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American, and also a citizen of Israel. She is a human rights activist and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. In 2007 she received her Juris Doctor from American University in Washington D.C. and from 2007 – 2008 taught Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Al Quds University in Jerusalem.

Adam Shapiro is a documentary filmmaker, human rights activist and Palestinian rights activist. He lived in the occupied Palestinian territory from 1999-2002 and helped found the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). His films include the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad (Spring 2004), Darfur Diaries: Message from Home (Fall 2005), and Becoming Nadya (short film, 2007). His latest film is a documentary series on Palestinian refugees all over the world called Chronicles of a Refugee, which was broadcast on Al-Jazeera Documentary Channel in May 2009. Adam previously served as Country Director in Afghanistan for the internationally renowned human rights organization Global Rights. He is co-author of the book, “Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival” (Nation Books).

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