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April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Art Against Imprisonment 
is hosting this event to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day, April 17th 2022.  Palestinians have commemorated April 17th since 1974 as a national tribute to prisoners and their sacrifices, a call to unify the efforts to support them and their right to freedom, and a call for solidarity with their families. This year we uplift the daring Great Escape of six Palestinian prisoners from the maximum security Gilboa prison on September 6th, 2021.  We also mark the courageous collective boycott of Israeli military courts by Palestinian administrative detainees since January 1, 2022, now in its fourth month.

Art Against Imprisonment shines a light on the creativity which people in prison use to break through repression, isolation and invisibility. For Palestinian Prisoners Day 2022, we are proud to host Palestinian former prisoners and artists to celebrate steadfast resistance against imprisonment, occupation, and settler colonialism.

Featuring –
Rana Bishara –  Palestinian installation artist, painter, graphic artist, photographer and performing artist, based in Palestine
Mustafa Sheta –  Palestinian former political prisoner and General Director Jenin Freedom Theater, based in Palestine
Clarissa Bitar –  Palestinian oud musician and composer, based in the U.S.
Chris GazalehPalestinian visual artist, musician, writer, organizer and educator, based in the U.S.


Sunday April 17 – 10 am PDT /  2:30 EDT / 8:00 pm Palestine
For more information contact artagainstimprisonment@gmail.com


EVENT SPONSORS:  ADDAMEER Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association, U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Freedom Archives and Palestinian Youth Movement

CO-SPONSORS: Critical Resistance, Jenin Freedom Theatre, Chicago Alliance Against Racist  & Political Repression, Palestinian Feminist Collective, Coalition for Civil Freedoms, Release Aging People in Prison, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies


April 17
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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