In order to commemorate March 31st, Palestinian land day we are inviting three guest speakers from the international solidarity movement to speak about their volunteering experience on the ground. In 2002, the International Solidarity Movement grabbed world attention by bringing volunteers from around the world to defend Palestine through nonviolent resistance. They documented and filmed the destruction and mass killing of Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp. In 2002 and 2003, thousands participated at their own expense.
One was Rachel Corrie, who was killed trying to prevent demolition of a home in Gaza. Another was Tom Hurndall, killed by a shot to the head. ISM has operated continuously since then, serving at the request of the Palestinian community through participation in Palestinian nonviolent resistance. In 2009, 2012 and 2014, ISM volunteers were with the Palestinian people in Gaza, reporting the Israeli invasion and helping in the hospitals, clinics and schools that were attacked even as they served the refugees. They are currently on a North American tour, speaking in Alabama, DC, university of Gerogia, Boston, Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Toronto and Ottawa.
The presentation will include a screening of an abridged version of Radiance of Resistance a film produced by three ISM volunteers serving in* Nabi Salih and featuring *Ahed Tamimi* and her cousin, *Janna Ayyad*.
The event will showcase the struggle on the Palestinian people, and highlight the importance of volunteering and supporting nonviolent resistance.
Rana Nazal, Joe Carton and Katie Miranda.
At the CSU Lounge