Walking to Palestine

with

Benjamin Ladraa, Human Rights Activist

 

  • A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. 

In this presentation Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa will discuss what he witnessed of the harsh realities faced by Palestinian people living in the Occupied Territories, as part of the “Walk to Palestine” project he embarked on in August 2017 during which he crossed through fourteen countries carrying the Palestinian flag. What began as an attempt to create a non-violent media event to shed light on the human rights violations experienced by Palestinians in the OPT acquired an additional layer of interesting encounters with border officials, police, embassy staff, migrants, and other individuals from Europe to the Middle East. His final destination was Jerusalem which he attempted to reach eleven months later, but unsurprisingly, was not allowed to enter from the Jordanian border.

 

Biography of Speaker

Benjamin Ladraa is a human rights activist from Gothenburg, Sweden. After working for the Red Cross, he embarked on the “Walk to Palestine” project, funded by personal savings and donations, in which he walked for eleven continuous months from Sweden through Europe to the Middle East.

 

 

RSVP

Job title or occupation.

Your primary organizational affiliation