Lecture: Iyad Burnat, Chairman, Popular Resistance Committee, Bil'in
- 11/9/2012 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
- Event Type: Lecture
- Sponsor: Government
- Contact: Lynne Atkinson
- - Open to the Public -
Iyad Burnat will speak on non-violence and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from his experience organizing non-violent protests in Bil'in (in the West Bank).
Iyad Burnat, Chairman of the Popular Resistance Committee in Bil'in, is in the United States on a lecture circuit discussing the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian land and non-violent resistance. Since 2005, citizens of Bil'in have held weekly demonstrations against the building of the Israeli separation wall through the community?s agricultural lands and the steady encroachment of illegal settlements. The demonstrators are joined by Israeli and international peace activists, and have maintained a commitment to non-violent methods of resistance in spite of armed, military opposition that had resulted in many injuries and some deaths.
This event is cosponsored by Bowdoin Amnesty International Club, the Government Department, and Howell House.