Breaking Bars: Fighting Incarceration from the US to Palestine
Thu Aug 02 2018 @ 4:0
NOTE: The event includes Addameer, an affiliate of PFLP, which is a designated terrrorist organization. Read more about it here: https://www.columbia-university-monitor.com/blog/action-alert-barnard-college-hosts-terrorist-supporting-group.
Join us for an intimate discussion between two groups on the frontlines of fighting incarceration and supporting prisoners -- one in Palestine, the other in the US -- on how we can understand these shared systems of domination and resist them.
ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian working for political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons.
Lana Ramadan, Addameer’s International Advocacy Officer, was born in Dheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem in the West Bank. She’s worked with Badil Refugee Resource Centre and been active in community activities, such as Dabke. She studied Human Rights and International Law in the joint Al Quds University and Bard College program and has a Master in Human Rights from London School of Economics.
David Joseph Deutch, or DJ, Addameer’s Advocacy Coordinator, is a native of Australia who has worked with indigenous Australian youth, asylum seeker children, Amnesty International Australia and the UN in New York and Palestine. He is now Addameer’s Advocacy Coordinator. He studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Sydney and has a Master in Public Administration at Columbia University in New York.
RELEASE AGING PEOPLE IN PRISON/RAPP works to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice by getting elderly and infirm people out of prison.
Laura Whitehorn served 14+ years in US federal prison as an anti-imperialist political prisoner. She was convicted for the “Resistance Conspiracy” case, which involved attacks on US and israeli military installations and companies. In 2016, she was part of a delegation with other former political prisoners, labor organizers, and academics to Palestine.