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The Power of the People
February 26, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
*** Location Changed to Harvard Law School, not Kennedy School ***
The HKS Palestine Caucus would like to invite for a conversation with Ahmad Abu Artema, leader and organizer of the Gaza March of Return.
The Great March of Return has been an ongoing weekly protest since March 30, 2018, calling for the end of the siege on Gaza and the right for Palestinians in Gaza to return to their original homes.
Ahmed Abu Artema is a Palestinian writer and activist who believes in civil nonviolent struggle to achieve justice, freedom, and equality. Ahmed’s family was expelled from their home in the Ramleh district in 1948, and he was born in 1984 in Rafah, Gaza, where he now lives with his wife and four children. As an independent journalist in Gaza, he has written for dozens of publications and authored a book in Arabic called “Organized Chaos.” He has also contributed to several documentaries, including the Al Jazeera film “Which Rafah Are You From?” about the tragic separation of Rafah following the Camp David Accords and its impact of displacing thousands of families, including his own. In 2018 he was featured in a documentary film by Karim Shah produced by Al Jazeera news network, “Gaza: Between Fire and Sea.” His visionary writings about nonviolence inspired the Great March of Return in 2018, and his writings about the March have appeared in The New York Times, the Nation, Journal of Palestine Studies, Middle East Eye, and other news outlets.
The event is co-sponsored by the Palestinian community in Boston, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, United for Justice with Peace, the American Friends Service Committee, the Alliance for Water Justice and the Massachusetts Peace Action.
For more about Ahmad Abu Artema, please see this NYT Op-Ed he penned last May at this link: