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October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5,150 Palestinians political prisoners are waging multiple hunger strikes to protest torture, administrative detention and abusive conditions of confinement in Israeli prisons. Imprisonment and globalized weaponry trade between the U.S. and Israel are closely linked, fueling repression against Black, brown and immigrant communities in the U.S. and globally.
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and an in depth look at imprisonment from Palestine to the U.S. and how we can build solidarity between our freedom struggles. Lana, from ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in the West Bank,will explain the current political situation in Palestine and will be joined in conversation with people doing work against mass incarceration and detention in the U.S
We are deeply honored to present our guest panelist:
Lana Ramadan was born in Dheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem in the West Bank. After being actively involved in community activities, Lana studied Human Rights and International Law in the joint Al Quds University and Bard College program. After graduating, Lana went directly into a master’s program at the London School of Economics. She graduated with a Master in Human Rights in 2016. Lana worked with Badil Refugee Resource Centre. She worked as a researcher, specifically focusing on forced displacement and the creation of coercive environments by Israeli policies. In December 2017, she began at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association as the International Advocacy Officer.
With local community organizers:
Annie Paradise (CCWP)
Nathaniel Moore (FA)
Lubna Morrar(PYM Facilitator)
Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)
California Coalition for Women’s Prisoners (CCWP)
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
Jewish Voices for Peace – Bay Area (JVP)
Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance (MECA)
Palestinian Youth Movement – Bay Area (PYM)
Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT)