Palestine and Us: Black and Palestinian Solidarity

with

Ahmad Abuznaid, Attorney and Activist

*A light snack is served at 6:00 p.m. Event begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Attorney and activist Ahmad Abuznaid, Esq. will discuss his experiences working for social justice for Black Americans in the U.S. and Palestinians in the occupied territories and in the diaspora. As the first event in our 2018 Palestine Center Summer Intern Lecture Series, this talk will focus on the broad theme of intersectionality between the Palestinian struggle and other contemporary social movements in America. Titled “Palestine and Us: Contextualizing Palestine in American Political Activism,” this lecture series hopes to encourage the audience to see the Palestinian struggle within a larger concept of social justice.

Biography of Speaker

As a co-founder of Dream Defenders, Abuznaid has a history of activism and has demonstrated his passion for social justice. Through Dream Defenders, he focused on the issues of mass incarceration and police brutality—particularly against Black Americans.

In 2015, Abuznaid led activist delegations from the Movement for Black Lives to Palestine in order to highlight the intersectionality between the Black Lives Matter movement in America and the Palestinian struggle.

Currently, Abuznaid works as the director of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), which is a consortium of 26 independent Arab American community-based organizations with a mission to represent the needs of the Arab American community at the local and national levels.

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