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The Power of the People: A Conversation with Ahmed Abu Artema, Leader and organizer of the Gaza March of Return

  • Harvard University Starr Auditorium 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Ahmed Abu Artema wrote a Facebook post on January 7, 2018 from his home in Rafah, Gaza that echoed an idea that has reverberated throughout Palestinian history: What would happen if Palestinians marched nonviolently and in large numbers towards the boundary fence with Israel to demand respect for their rights and call attention to the Israeli-imposed blockade that has created hardship for millions of people for more than a decade?

Ahmed Abu Artema is a Palestinian writer and poet, father of four small children, and a refugee living in Rafah after his family was expelled in 1948 from the Ramle district.