[indymediapr] VENUE CHANGE:Puerto Rico to Palestine: Emad Bournat & Tito Kayak Speak in NYC Sept 14-16
Mary Anne Grady Flores
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Sab Sep 15 07:20:57 PDT 2007
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Puerto Rico to Palestine:
Uniting Struggles in Defense of the Land
Sept. 14, 15 & 16: In New York City
Sept. 16: Syracuse, NY
Sept. 17, 18, 19: Ithaca, NY
NB: Venue change for Saturday and additional event on Sunday (details below)
Emad Bornat from Bil'in, Palestine & Tito Kayak from Puerto Rico
Endorsed by ISM-NYC and Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East
On September 4, 2007, after nearly three years of nonviolent
resistance, the people of Bil'in won an appeal in the Israeli Supreme
Court forcing the Israeli government to move the Apartheid Wall and
return some of Bil'in's land. During Bil'in's long campaign, on
April 20, 2007, Puerto Rican Activist Tito Kayak scaled a 10 story
Israeli surveillance tower & unfurled Palestinian Flag as Palestinian
Film Journalist Emad Bornat documented the action.The two will speak
and show the documentary "Bil'in Against the Wall".
SEPTEMBER 14 AT 7:45 PM
Mary House (Catholic Worker)
55 E. 3rd Street
SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:30 PM (NOTE VENUE CHANGE FROM EARLIER
ANNOUNCEMENT) NOT at 1199 MLK Labor Center -43rd st. Not here
NEW VENUE 7:30 pm
Office of UNITE HERE
275 7th Avenue, between 25th & 26th Sts.
SUNDAY MORNING -SEPTEMBER 16 AT 11 AM
Alianza Dominicana, 4th floor
Iglesia San Romero De las Americas-UCC
2410 Amsterdam Ave. bet. 179 & 180
SUNDAY EVENING - SEPTEMBER 16 AT 7PM
WESTCOTT COMMUNITY CENTER - Syracuse, NY
will be on the corner to your right
(an old firehouse converted to a community center -- 826 Euclid Ave.)
MONDAY EVENING - SEPT. 17TH - 7PM
GIAC (Greater Ithaca Activities Center)
Albany & Court St. Ithaca NY
Saludos! Greetings! Salaam! Shalom!
We invite you to join Tito & Emad on their speaking and film tour:
"Puerto Rico to Palestine: Uniting Struggles in Defense of the Land".
Tito & Emad will be touring from August 23rd until Sept. 21st, 2007,
in Puerto Rico and cities in the US. This event represents an effort
to strengthen ties between communities that are struggling in defense
of the land, environmentally, politically, for survival and for the
sake of justice. We will present some of those parallels and examples
of inspired resistance that will help cross germinate ideas for
nonviolent action that can be shared with all struggles. Emad
Bornat's documentary film from Palestine will be shown, including
Tito Kayak scaling a tower in Palestine with the Palestinian flag.
Read below to find out how you can invite the tour or help to
financially support the tour.
This past April our delegation, from Puerto Rico and Ithaca, NY, Tito
Kayak, Dara Guadalupe, Ivan Torres, and Mary Anne Grady Flores,
traveled to Palestine. We attended an international conference on
Nonviolent Popular Joint Resistance in the West Bank Palestinian
village of Bil'in, where there is steadfast, creative nonviolent
resistance against the Separation Fence, confiscation of land and
Israeli military occupation. In 2005, 60% of Bil'in land was
expropriated to construct a separation fence and make way for a new
settlement, an extension of Modi'in Ilite. During the conference, the
Bil'in Popular Committee invited participants from 22 countries to
share resistance from different places to strengthen the resistance
against the construction of the wall and occupation of Palestine.
Emad Bornat and international journalists documented Tito's dramatic
climb up the surveillance tower and unfurling of the Palestinian
flag, and this solidarity action was flashed around the world.
Emad Bornat has documented the 30 months of nonviolent struggle of
his village to reclaim the stolen land and end the Israeli
occupation. Emad, a former film journalist for Reuters, has worked
with many international film makers. His work is featured in the
film, "Bil'in My Love", winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival, 2006.
His first film "One Year of Peaceful Resistance", won second prize at
the 2007 Al-Awda Film Festival in San Diego, California. His second
film, "Bil'in Against the Wall" has been entered in film festivals in
US cities for this fall 2007. His films are available to for entry in
university film festivals. He was arrested and beaten by Israeli
Defense Forces and imprisoned for rock throwing despite evidence
showing his innocence.
Both Emad and Tito continue their nonviolent struggles in defense of
their lands. Every Friday Emad risks his life to film the
demonstrations resisting the confiscation of the village land. Just
last week on August 2nd, 2007, he documented 200 settler families
moving illegally into the incomplete condominium settlement, despite
a pending Israeli High Court decision determining the legality of the
settlement. Just this week Tito along with 4 other Puerto Rican
activists climbed a crane to prevent the illegal construction of
luxury condos costing $1-2 million per unit, which will prevent
public access to the public beach in Old San Juan.
Mary Anne Grady Flores
514 N. Plain St.
Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
(607)273-7437 / (607)280-8797 (cell)
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