You are invited to join us on the evening of Monday, October 2 at 7:30 PM for a talk with Issa Amro, Palestinian human rights activist, and Yousef Munayyer, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights Executive Director.
During the talk, "Palestine to Diaspora: The Movement for Palestinian Liberation", Issa and Yousef will discuss Palestinian approaches to the liberation from Palestine to diaspora. Amro and Munayyer will outline the situation on the ground in Palestine, the impact of US foreign policy, resistance in Palestine and the US, and how to build a global intersectional movement.
In addition to currently facing 18 charges in Israeli military court, Amro was arrested two weeks ago by the Palestinian Authority for advocating for Palestinian rights. He is currently out on bail, and will be joining us in DC as he faces this repression.
Supporting cosponsors include American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace DC Metro Chapter, and George Washington University Students for Justice in Palestine.
Issa Amro is a human rights defender from the West Bank city of Hebron, where violent and extreme settlers have occupied the heart of the Palestinian city since 1967. Amro is currently facing 18 charges in Israeli military court for his nonviolent activism against the Israeli occupation, and faces years in Israeli prison. In June 2017, over 30 Members of Congress wrote letters calling on Israel to end its persecution of Amro.
Yousef Munayyer is a political analyst, writer, and Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. He writes on matters of foreign policy in the Arab and Muslim world and civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. His writings have appeared in every major metropolitan newspaper in the United States, and he frequently appeared outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, Al Jazeera English, C-SPAN, and others.