‘A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.’
Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival
Targeting Transnational Activism for Palestinian Rights
Date and Time: Sunday 25 October 2020, 5pm
Platform: Live online discussion hosted by Front Line Defenders. The discussion will be live streamed and viewable via Front Line Defenders YouTube and Facebook platforms.
Category: Online panel discussion on Targeting Transnational Activism for Palestinian Rights
Tickets: Open to the Public
Booking: View below
Moderator: Huwaida Arraf, Palestinian American activist, lawyer and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
Artists and Guest Speakers: Dima Khalidi, Palestine Legal; Mahmoud Nawajaa, BDS National Committee (BNC); Majed Abusalama, We Are Not Numbers; Senator Frances Black, Ireland.
Front Line Defenders are delighted to host an important discussion around the targeting of Palestinian rights advocates hosted by Huwaida Arraf who is a Palestinian American activist, lawyer and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a Palestinian-led organization focused on assisting the Palestinian side of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict using non-violent protests.
Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian American activist, lawyer and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a Palestinian-led organization focused on assisting the Palestinian side of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict using non-violent protests.
Dima Khalidi is the founder and director of Palestine Legal, overseeing the organization’s array of legal and advocacy work to protect people speaking out for Palestinian freedom from attacks on their civil and constitutional rights. Dima has advocated on Palestinian rights issues in media forums such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, LA Times, Democracy Now!, The Nation, NPR, and more.
Mahmoud Nawajaa is a human rights defender and youth organiser from Hebron. He is General Coordinator of the BDS National Committee (BNC), Co-Founder of the Palestinian Youth Forum (Almuntada), and board member of the Stop the Wall campaign.
Majed Abusalama is a PhD candidate in Critical Human Geography and Regional Studies at Tampere University (Finland) and a contributing writer to Jadaliyya, Aljazeera English, MiddleEastEye and others. He grew up in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza and is now based in Berlin. His research focuses particularly on complex vulnerabilities, and communal/individual ways of dealing and living with constant violence, death, and war. He serves as an international director of We Are Not Numbers organisation in Gaza.
Frances Black is an Independent Senator, singer and founder of the RISE Foundation, a charitable organisation working with people with a loved one in addiction. A strong advocate for social justice and equality, she was elected to the 25th Seanad in 2016, the first female Independent from the Seanad’s panel system in the history of the state. Senator Black is passionate about being a voice for the vulnerable, and continues to work with organisations in the voluntary and charitable sectors alongside her work in Seanad Éireann.