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Hashtag to Headlines

Hashtag to Headlines

How the Gaza Great March of Return challenged the world

SPEAKING TOUR: MARCH 1-22, 2019

Chicago, IL

Fri, Mar 1st
7-9 PM
Grace Place Sanctuary

637 S. Dearborn

Madison, WI

Sun, Mar 3rd 
2-4 PM
First Unitarian Society

900 University Bay Dr

Berkley, CA

Thu, Mar 7th
7 PM
St. John's Church

2727 College Avenue

 

San Diego, CA

Sat, March 9
6:30-8:30 PM
 

Santa Fe, NM

Tue, March 12
7 PM
 

Alburquerque, NM

Tue, March 13
3-4:30 PM
Albuquerque Mennonite Church

1300 Girard Blvd NE

 

New York, NY

Thu, Mar 14
7-9 PM
The People’s Forum

320 W 37th Street

 

Washington, D.C.

Mon, March 18
12:30-2:30 PM
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Tue, March 19
1-2:30 PM
Capitol Hill Visitor's Center

This event is only open to congressional staff. Ask your members of Congress to join this briefing to learn more about Gaza and what must change to realize justice for Palestinians.

Tue, March 19
7 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church

5301 North Capitol Street NE

Atlanta, GA

 
Thu, March 21
7 PM

 

About the tour

On Jan. 7, 2018, Ahmed Abu Artema wrote a Facebook post 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?  

On March 30, 2018, the Great March of Return became a reality, grabbing headlines around the world. On his U.S. tour, Ahmed Abu Artema will share his experience with the Great March of Return, his views on the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace. 

Bio

Jehad Abusalim

Ahmed will be joined by Jehad Abusalim, Chicago-based scholar and program associate for AFSC’s Gaza Unlocked campaign. Jehad is from Gaza, Palestine, where he lived for most of his life. 

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