Prominent Palestinian activist Hatem Abudayyeh to speak in Twin Cites Feb. 23
For Immediate Release
Feb. 15, 2013
Prominent Palestinian activist Hatem Abudayyeh to speak in Twin Cites
Abudayyeh was among the anti-war and international solidarity activists raided by FBI
Hatem Abudayyeh, a prominent Chicago-based Palestinian activist will be speaking on the growing struggle to end the occupation of Palestine and the repression that is being unleashed on Palestine solidarity activists here in the U.S. A major speaking event will take place on Feb. 23, 3:30 pm, at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.
Abudayyeh will be available for press interviews on the Feb. 23 and Feb 24. Please contact Jess Sundin at 612-272-2209 for more information.
Abudayyeh is one of the anti-war and international solidarity activists who were raided by the FBI, on Sept. 24, 2010. Like them, he was called to a Chicago grand jury investigating “material support for terrorism.” Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, a founding advisory board member of the National Network for Arab American Communities and one of the main organizers of the U.S. Palestine Community Network's two national conferences in 2008 and 2010, each attended by over 1200 people.
Jess Sundin, of the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression, says that Twin Cities activists are going all out to make this event with Abudayyeh a success: “This program will be a great place to find out about struggle to liberate Palestine and the resistance we are organizing against attempts by the Justice Department to criminalize international solidarity.”
The event is endorsed by Americans Muslims for Palestine, Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Communities United Against Police Brutality, MayDay Bookstore, Middle East Peace Now, Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Students for a Democratic Society at the U of M, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, the Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, and the Women's Student Activist Collective.
For more information contact:
Jess Sundin at 612-272-2209