Hashtag to Headlines: The Gaza Great March of Return

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
North Decatur Presbyterian Church

On January 7, 2018, Ahmed Abu Artema wrote a Facebook post from his home in Rafah, Gaza, that helped inspire the Great March of Return, which started as a nonviolent protest on March 30, 2018 to demand respect for Palestinian rights.

On his U.S. tour, Ahmed 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. He will be joined by Jehad Abusalim, Chicago-based scholar and program associate for the American Friends Service Committee’s Gaza Unlocked campaign, which calls for an end to Israel’s military blockade of Gaza.

Co-sponsors: American Friends Service Committee; Jewish Voice for Peace – Atlanta; Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel; Project South, Women Watch Afrika, Inc.; International Action Center; Workers World Party; Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition; Black Alliance for Just Immigration