SF Bay Area

From Hashtag to Headlines: The Gaza Great Return March

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Since March 30, 2018, Palestinians in Gaza have been engaging in weekly protests to demand an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza and an internationally recognized right to return to their homes. The nonviolent protests have been met with brutality by the Israeli military which has killed over 260 protesters — including journalists and emergency responders — and injured over 20,000. Yesterday, UN Human Rights investigators confirmed what we have known all along: the Israeli army is responsible for war crimes in Gaza against protestors involved in the Great March of Return. Join us in calling on members of Congress to denounce the lethal violence by the Israeli military 

On March 7 in Berkeley, CODEPINK is honored to cosponsor this event featuring Palestinian journalist and refugee Ahmed Abu Artema – one of the original organizers of the Gaza Great March of Return.

WHAT: From Hashtag to Headlines: The Gaza Great Return March

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

WHERE: St. John’s Presbyterian Church: 2727 College Ave., Berkeley, California 94705

RSVP and spread the word on Facebook.

Palestinian journalist and refugee Ahmed Abu Artema – one of the original organizers of the Gaza Great March of Return – will speak about his experience, the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace. He advocates for restoration of Palestinian rights, and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, and more.

Abu Artema will be joined by Jehad Abusalim, a Chicago-based activist/scholar from Gaza and AFSC Program Associate.

This event is part of AFSC’s national speaking tour, “Hashtag to Headlines: How the Gaza Great March of Return Challenged the World”!! See the full tour schedule at: www.afsc.org/gazamarchtour

Tickets: $15, $25, $50 — $50 ticket includes reserved seating in front rows!

This event is presented by the Middle East Children’s Alliance – MECA & American Friends Service Committee, and cosponsored by St. John’s Presbyterian Church Mission & Justice Committee, Palestine Youth Movement, QUIT! Queers, Undermining Israeli Terrorism, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Friends of Sabeel North America, International Solidarity Movement – Northern California, Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area, Art Forces, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. American Muslims for Palestine, Clarion Alley Mural Project and CODEPINK: Women for Peace.

Thank you for helping to make this event a success by spreading the word and joining us on March 7!

For justice,

Ursula and the CODEPINK team

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CodePink is a women's grassroots-initiated, worldwide organization of women and men working for peace, social justice and a green economy. CodePink SF serves the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


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