Thursday, December 6, 2012

IYAD BURNAT Sunday, December 16, 2 pm

Memorial United Church of Christ
Palestinian Civil Resistance Leader Speaks in Madison:
Sunday, December 16, 2 pm
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg

Iyad Burnat is a Palestinian farmer and leader of the Bil’in Popular Committee.
He is on a US speaking tour about the campaign of non-violent civil resistance which has mobilized thousands of Palestinians, Israelis and international activists against the theft of Palestinian land for the Israeli "separation wall" throughout the West Bank. These protests have maintained a commitment to non-violent methods in spite of armed military opposition that has resulted in many injuries and some deaths.

Iyad will tell stories of life in the occupied West Bank, and discuss the prospects for non-violent popular resistance to bring peace and prosperity for all people. His presentation will be accompanied by photos and videos, including footage from the acclaimed documentary Five Broken Cameras which was made by his brother Emad Burnat and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi.

Free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by American Jews for a Just Peace-Madison, Christ Presbyterian Church, Colombia Support Network, The Crossing, Family Farm Defenders, First United Methodist Church-Madison, Madison-Arcatao Sister City Project, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Memorial United Church of Christ-Fitchburg, Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, Pilgrims of Ibillin, Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison, Muslim Students Association, and Students for Justice in Palestine-Madison.