No Child Behind Bars - Living Resistance from the US to Palestine

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sudler Hall See map
435 College St.
Event description: 

Students for Justice in Palestine, BSAY, and the Association of Native Americans at Yale (ANAAY) are co-sponsoring an event with Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) New Haven and Tree of Life to present a program “No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from the US to Palestine.” The presentation will feature Ahed Tamimi*, a charismatic and articulate 15 year old from the West Bank Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, who will discuss the brutal injustices to which she and others her age are subjected on a continuing daily basis. Ahed will be joined by Amanda Weatherspoon, a Unitarian Universalist minister and Black liberation activist from the Bay Area, whose ministry is centered on collective liberation and cross-movement solidarity between oppressed people. Nadya Tannous, a writer and organizer who has researched the detention of Palestinian minors since 2013, will join the two to provide additional insight into the realities Palestinian minors face within the Israeli detention system. 

In addition to discussing the life of Palestinian children under Israeli occupation, the presentation will show how the struggle for human rights in Palestine is inextricably linked with the struggle for Civil and Human Rights here in the U.S.