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Film Screening & Panel: Gaza Fights for Freedom

 

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Gaza Fights for Freedom covers the height of the Great March of Return protests that were inspired and led by the poet, journalist and non-violent resistance activist, Ahmed Abu Artema. The March was intended to last only from March 30, 2018 (Land Day) to 15 May (Nakba Day) but continued for almost 18 months. This film features stunning exclusive footage and tells the story of Gaza past and present.

Panelists:

Taher Herzallah served as the Director of Outreach and Community Organizing for American Muslims for Palestine. While a UCR student, Taher was the President of the Muslim Student Association West and Students for Justice in Palestine. He is currently in the Ph.D. program in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. His family is rooted in Shujaiya, Gaza.

Shaheen Nassar is a Community Organizer with the Council for American Islamic Relations, Los Angeles Chapter. A graduate of UC Riverside, Shaheen is an advocate for human rights. His family is from Shujaiya central Gaza. He has authored articles published by Aljazeera.

Co-Sponsored by: The Decolonizing Humanism(?) Stream and Performing Difference Faculty Commons Group at the Center for Ideas and Society, Departments of MCS, English, Comparative Literature, SJP

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