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Palestinian-American human rights lawyer Noura Erakat!

Date:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Middle East Children's Alliance
Location Details:
First Congregational Church of OAKLAND
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Noura will speak about "From Occupation to Warfare: How Israel Expanded its use of Force and Diminished Palestinian Resistance."

With Special Guest Palestinian musician Yara Mubarak

Tickets: $10 low income, $15 general, $25 supporter, $50 freedom fighter, $100 change-maker! Buy tickets now, http://www.mecaforpeace.org.

NOURA ERAKAT is a human rights attorney, activist, and Assistant Professor at George Mason University. She is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an ezine on the Middle East and an Editorial Committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. While an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, Noura helped launch the first university divestment campaign in 2001. Upon graduating from Berkeley Law School, she helped seed BDS campaigns throughout the country as the National Organizer with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Noura has served as Legal Counsel to a Congressional Subcommittee in the House of Representatives as well as the Legal Advocacy Officer for the BADIL Resource Center for Refugee and Residency Rights. Most recently, she released a short multimedia documentary, Gaza In Context, that rehabilitates Israel's wars on Gaza within a settler-colonial framework. She also produced the short video, Black Palestinian Solidarity. Currently Noura is writing a book tentatively titled, Law as Politics in the Palestinian-Israel Conflict.

Benefit for the Middle East Children's Alliance, wheelchair accessible.

$10.00 - $100.00, sliding scale.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 12:11PM
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