AFSC is organizing a national speaking tour for Abir Kopty between June 7-16, 2013.
Please join us for one of these events.
About Abir Kopty
Abir is a feminist and political activist born in Nazareth and now based in Ramallah, Palestine. She is a former Nazareth City Councilwoman and today works as a media analyst and consultant. Abir is well known for being one of the key organizers of the Bab al-Shams protest village and for her involvement in other popular resistance actions occurring in Palestine. She blogs at abirkopty.wordpress.com.
Abir will be speaking about her work on the front lines of the popular protest movement in Palestine, Oslo’s influence on the will to resist among Palestinians, and ways Palestinians are overcoming the obstacles and challenges posed by Oslo and its aftermath.
She will also speak about the Palestinian call for BDS and why BDS is important for resistance on the ground.
Philadelphia - June 7, 2013
Palestine and Popular Resistance: A Conversation with Abir Kopty
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
New York City - June 8, 2013
From Occupy to Occupied: Palestinians on the Front Line of Popular Protest (with Abir Kopty and Amin Husain)
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, fourth floor
Providence, R.I. - June 9, 2013
Potluck and Conversation with Abir Kopty
Providence Friends Meeting House
Cambridge, Mass. - June 10, 2013
Abir Kopty: Popular Resistance and the BDS Movement in Palestine
Friends Meeting at Cambridge, 5 Longfellow Park
Chicago - June 11, 2013
Connecting Chicago to Palestine: A Conversation about Transnational Solidarity
Hull House, 800 S. Halstead Street
Bridgeton, Missouri - June 14, 2013
Fourth Annual Made in Palestine Dinner and Fundraiser featuring Abir Kopty
Sahara Restaurant, 12283 Natural Bridge
San Francisco - June 16, 2013
Overcoming Challenges to Resistance in Palestine
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street