Come meet and hear from Yousef Aljamal, a Gaza-Palestinian rights activist and scholar who is on a speaking tour in the U.S., including Milwaukee! He will share stories and analysis about the incarceration of Palestinian children, many of whom languish in Israeli jails for years without charge, and the situation in Gaza, which has endured 13 years of continuous siege. Join us at 6:30p for a Palestinian meal, followed by Yousef’s talk. All welcome.
Yousef grew up in a refugee camp in #Gaza and lived through the three major assaults that Israel launched on the Strip in 2008, 2012, and 2014. Yousef’s family fled their home in 1948 from Israeli military forces, and he subsequently grew up in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp in southern Gaza, attending schools run by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency). He earned his BA from the Islamic University of Gaza and is currently working on a PhD in International Relations at Sakarya University in Turkey. For several years he ran the Hashim Yeop Sani Library in Gaza’s Center for Political and Development Studies.
Yousef recently translated into English the book Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak and he contributed a short story to the anthology Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine. Both books will be for sale at the event.
Don’t miss hearing this powerful voice from #Gaza. Please let us know if you are “going.”
The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are other ways we can strive to make the space accessible.
The U.S. tour is sponsored by Just World Educational.
Co-sponsors: USPCN Milwaukee