Kwantlen EVENT-- Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Struggle for Freedom
Tuesday, September 17
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Conference Centre A (Cedar 1205A)
12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC
Today, over 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners are held in Israeli jails - many without charge or trial. Mass imprisonment is a fact of life for Palestinians; over 40% of Palestinian men in the West Bank and Gaza have done time in Israeli jails. Everything from being a member of most Palestinian political parties, to giving speeches against the occupation, to resistance, can subject a Palestinian to arrest and imprisonment.
While this is happening, the Canadian and US governments are avidly supporting Israel, and Canadian officials have joined in the labelling of Palestinian political prisoners who are struggling for freedom, for themselves and their people.
Who are the Palestinian political prisoners? Why are they held behind bars? And what can you do to take action? Join us to discuss this and more!
ALL ARE WELCOME - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC