Turning Point: How the Invasion of Gaza Backfired for Israel

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 1:30pm

Event Info




University of Chicago - Swift Hall

1025 East 58th Street





American Friends Service Committee

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.