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Dreaming of Freedom
October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An Evening with Yousef Aljamal
Tuesday, Oct. 15th at WESPAC
77 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY
Doors open at 6:30pm; discussion starts promptly at 7:00pm
Yousef Aljamal is coming to WESPAC to speak with us about current conditions in Gaza, often referred to as “an open-air prison” and the issue of Israeli military detention of Palestinian children. Mr. Aljamal has recently translated into English, Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak which will be available purchase.
Mr. Aljamal was raised in a refugee camp in Gaza. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Turkey. Mr. Aljamal is a translator, blogger and contributor to numerous websites including Mondoweiss, The Palestine Chronicle, Middle East Eye and Electronic Intifada. He was one of the contributors to the 2014 anthology, Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers from Gaza.
Joining Mr. Aljamal for this important talk will be Brad Parker, Esq. Senior Adviser and Advocacy from Defense of Children-Palestine and co-leader of the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign. Mr. Parker will update us on the progress of HR 2407: Promoting the Human Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act introduced into the House of Representative in April 2019 by Rep. Betty McCollum.
Our facilitator for the evening will be Abigail Abysalh-Metzger, the representative for Pax Christi International on the NGO Working Group on Israel/Palestine at the United Nations as well as a board member of Just World Education and an active member of the WESPAC Middle East Committee.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Westchester Coalition Against Islamophobia and the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, NY. The event is free and open to the public. Contributions will be requested to help provide Yousef with an appropriate honorarium. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 914.449.6514.