Public talk: Nonviolence, Conscientious Objection and the Israeli Occupation

Israeli-American activist, writer and poet Moriel Rothman-Zecher ’11 will speak about conscientious objection from both a political and a personal lens (Moriel spent time in military prison in 2012 for refusing to enlist in the IDF) and about nonviolent activism and organizing against the occupation including a campaign to stop the demolition of Susiya, a village in the South Hebron Hills, another (successful) campaign to prevent the eviction of a Palestinian family from their home in Silwan in East Jerusalem, nonviolent demonstrations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in places like Nabi Saleh, Sheikh Jarrah as well as recent demonstrations and organizing efforts in Tel Aviv against the recent war on Gaza, which were met with repression and violence, both from the police and from pro-war counter protestors.


WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:30 – 6pm
WHERE: Dana Auditorium

Sponsored by the Education Studies Program, Wonnacott Commons, Arabic Department, Middle East Studies, and the Academic Enrichment Fund.