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|Non Violence in Action with Iyad Burnat|
|Date||Wednesday January 09|
|Time||6:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|UC Santa Cruz: College 9/10 Multipurpose Room|
Hosted by the Committee for Justice in Palestine:
Iyad Burnat is a leader in the Palestinian non-violent popular resistance movement from the West Bank village of Bil’in. Since 2005, community members have held weekly demonstrations against the theft of their farmland for illegal Israeli settlements and construction of a separation wall on their property. The protesters are joined by Israeli and international peace activists every week. They maintain a commitment to unarmed methods of resistance, despite violent Israeli military repression and the constant threat of arrest, injury, and even death. Their efforts have even brought some success in the form of an Israeli High Court ruling that resulted in the return of a portion of the illegally appropriated land.
The struggle in Bil'in was documented in the critically acclaimed film "5 Broken Cameras" (2012). The documentary was created in cooperation between Iyad's brother, Emad Burnat, and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi. You can watch the trailer here:
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Iyad speak and learn about the struggle for Palestinian rights from those who live it!
Park for free in any of the "Remote Lots" on campus after 5pm
We want to make this event accessible for people with disabilities. If you need accommodation please call SOAR at (831) 459-2934
The Resource Center for Non-Violence will also be hosting an off-campus screening of "5 Broken Cameras" on Monday Jan 7 at 6:30pm