Iyad Burnat: Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance

  • Friends Meeting House 5 Longfellow Park Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

Iyad Burnat to speak about his new book Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance
Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park (near Harvard Square T Station)

Iyad Burnat is the coordinator for the Popular Committee in Bil'in, Palestine
For 10 years, Iyad and the Popular Committee of this small village have held weekly non-violent demonstrations against the confiscation of their land. They have repeatedly been met with violence by the Israeli military. Iyad is coming to the Boston area to describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village's ongoing struggle for justice and freedom, and what inspires him to continue non-violent resistance.
Iyad is the winner of the 2015 James Lawson Award for Achievement bestowed by the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict during its summer institute at Tufts University.
Sponsored by United for Peace with Justice: http://justicewithpeace.org 617-383-4857
Cosponsors: Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia * Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine * American Friends Service Committee * Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights * Friends of Sabeel - New England Chapter * Interfaith Peace- Builders * Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston