Turning Point: How the Invasion of Gaza Backfired for Israel

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 1:30pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

University of Chicago - Swift Hall

1025 East 58th Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60637

Presenter

American Friends Service Committee
215-241-7000

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Chicago brings you "Turning Point: How the Invasion of Gaza Backfired for Israel," a panel discussion on how Israel's invasion of the coastal enclave has brought the end to the occupation even closer to becoming a reality. Part of American Muslims for Palestine's "Gaza Teaches Life" national tour, this event serves two purposes: to commemorate the lives lost and affected during the twenty-two day assault three years ago and to shed light on the growth of the movement for Palestinian sovereignty. The diverse panel features: Remi Kanazi, a world-renowned poet, who will discuss the rise of the boycott movement modeled after campaigns in Apartheid South Africa, particularly during the 1980s; Ali Abunimah, a distinguished journalist and political commentator, who will discuss the faltering of Israel's inherently prejudiced policies towards the Palestinians; and Annan Shehadi, a student and community organizer, who will discuss the role of art as resistance and the growth of activism on college campuses throughout the nation.