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Human Rights Advocates in Palestine and Beyond

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Event Series Event Series: They Are Shooting at Our Shadows

February 20 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Shawan Jabarin, Sahar Francis, Ahmad AbuZnaid, and Tahseen Elayyan

Moderators: Gina Dent and Shahd Qaddoura

Join us as members of human rights organizations and others speak of their experiences advocating for the rights of Palestinians through international courts and other venues.

Shawan Jabarin is a Palestinian human rights defender and the General Director of the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq. He is also a member of Human Rights Watch Middle East Advisory Board. He was Amnesty International’s first Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience, and he has worked for years promoting human rights in the face of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Sahar Francis is a Palestinian human rights defender and the General Director of the Palestinian human rights organisation Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Sahar Francis is a lawyer and has worked for years promoting human rights in the face of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory. As a Director of Addameer, she focuses on the political and civil rights issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, especially those of Palestinian prisoners and detainees.

Ahmad AbuZnaid is the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Prior to joining USCPR, Ahmad co-founded the Florida-based Dream Defenders after the killing of Trayvon Martin, serving as Legal & Policy Director and COO during his time there. Ahmad went on to lead the National Network for Arab American Communities as the Executive Director from 2017 to 2019.

Tahseen Elayyan is a Palestinian human rights defender and a Legal Researcher of the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq.

“Human Rights Advocates in Palestine and Beyond” is part of a series of interdisciplinary public dialogues organized by Al-Haq in collaboration with the Visualizing Abolition initiative at UC Santa Cruz. Speakers include artists, architects, attorneys, advocates, and academics.

This event is online. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Free