Hear Palestinian Nonviolent Activist IYAD BURNAT of Bi’lin

by Project Censored

Tuesday April 14th 2015, 4:00 pm

Sonoma State University, Student Union Building—Sonoma Valley Meeting Room

Iyad Burnat is the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Bil’in, Palestine, a small farming village 7 miles west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. For 10 years Iyad and the Popular Committee have organized weekly demonstrations against the illegal Israeli “Wall” that has taken their farm land, olive trees, and livelihood. His brother filmed the Academy Awards’ documentary “FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS” that recorded the village resistance to Israel’s brutal oppression. The village has had several deaths and many severe, permanent injuries. This past summer Iyad’s 15-year-old son was shot in the leg by an Israeli military sniper, severely damaging a nerve and requiring ongoing medical care. Iyad will describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village’s ongoing struggle for justice, human rights and freedom, and what inspires him to continue non-violent resistance. Videos will accompany his presentation, and he will be available to answer your questions. (Free Event) Parking $5.00

Sponsored by: SSU Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club,

Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored,

North Coast Coalition for Palestine,

Jewish Voice for Peace—North Bay

Information: 707-874-2695