[act-ma] Don't miss award-winning Gaza journalist Mohammed Omer, Friday November 6

Nancy Murray nancy at aclum.org
Mon Nov 2 05:51:15 PST 2009


The Alliance for Justice in the Middle East  € Justice for Palestine € The
Palestine Solidarity Committee  € The Boston Coalition for Palestinian
Rights 
invite you to a presentation by the award-winning journalist from the Gaza
Strip:

MOHAMMED OMER
³The Voice of the Voiceless²

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
6:00 PM ­ 7:30 PM
Emerson Hall 305
Harvard University (Harvard Yard) in Cambridge

MOHAMMED OMER was born and raised in the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza
Strip.  A journalist for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, he
has had articles and photographs featured in publications around the world.
In 2008, he became the youngest journalist ever to be awarded the Martha
Gelhorn Prize for Journalism.  He was honored as ³the voice of the
voiceless² whose reporting constituted a ³humane record of the injustice
imposed on a community forgotten by much of the world.²  As he was traveling
back to the Gaza Strip from the award ceremony in London, he was beaten and
humiliated by Israeli soldiers at the Allenby Bridge border crossing.  His
treatment precipitated an international outcry.

Following Mohammed Omer¹s presentation, plans for THE GAZA FREEDOM MARCH
will be described by one of its organizers,
NANCY MURRAY, President of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation.  She will talk
about how students can get involved.
For more information, contact gazafreedommarch at gmail.com
www.gazafreedommarch.org


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