Crisis in the Gaza Strip: Working Under Fire

June 23, 2007

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Dr. Mona El-Farra

Dr. Mona El-Farra is a physician, human rights activist, and mother in the occupied Gaza Strip.  She is the Director of Gaza Projects for the Berkeley-based Middle East Children's Alliance, coordinating humanitarian aid distribution and support for community projects helping children and youth.  Dr. El-Farra is also the Vice President of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip and a member of the Union of Health Worker Committees.  Her popular blog, "From Gaza, with Love," has attracted the attention of activists, academics, and journalists around the world, landing her interviews on Democracy Now! and BBC and articles in the Boston Globe, LA Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Guardian and a forthcoming book by Noam Chomsky.

On her first visit to the US, Dr. El-Farra speaks about women, children and human rights in the occupied Gaza Strip and shows photos and video clips from her life and work in Gaza.

 

Recorded Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Grace Place.