Iyad Burnat Speaking Tour: Events in Atlanta Area

February 1-2, 2013

Palestinian Nonviolent Leader and Activist and Head of Bil’in Popular Committee Speaks!

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2:00pm-Kennesaw State University

7:30pm-3500 Piedmont Rd. (Two Securities Bldg.)


10:00am-Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur

5:00pm-Absalom Episcopal Center, Atlanta University Center



Friday February 1st  at 2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker on Efforts for Middle East Peace

Kennesaw State University Middle East Symposium, 9am-5pm
Social Sciences Building Rm 1021

For more information and to RSVP by Jan. 29, contact here

Friday February 1st 7:30-9:30 pm-

Peace, Politics and Solidarity:Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Occupation

3500 Piedmont Road (Two Securities Bldg.)

Shabbat Dinner, Isha Prayer and Discussion sponsored by Muslims for Progressive Values, Jewish Voice for Peace, Interfaith Peace Builders and Fellowship of Reconciliation

Saturday February 2nd at 10 am- BRUNCH PROVIDED

Iyad will be speaking about experiences of Nonviolent Palestinian Resistance for Justice and Peace in Bil’in, Palestine

Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Drive, Decatur

Sponsored by Interfaith Peace-Builders and Oakhurst Baptist Church Missions Committee

Saturday February 2nd at 5:00 pm- DINNER PROVIDED

Behind the Wall, Beyond the Wall
Drawing connections between Search and Seizure policies in Atlanta and Palestinian experiences of Israeli Occupation behind the Wall

Absalom Jones Episcopal Center
807 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard (formerly Fair St.) Atlanta University Center, SW Atlanta

Hosted by Absalom Jones Episcopal Center and Cosponsored by Interfaith Peace Builders & Fellowship of Reconciliation (Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Region)


ABOUT IYAD BURNAT: Iyad Burnat, born in 1973 in Bil`in, Palestine, heads the Bil`in Popular Committee. Since 2005, citizens of Bil`ih, joined by Israeli and international peace activists, have held weekly non-violent demonstrations against the Israeli separation wall and the encroachment of illegal settlements. The protesters have maintained a commitment to non-violent resistance in the face of armed military opposition, and have suffered many injuries and some deaths. The demonstrations are the subject of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary film 5 Broken Cameras, which was made by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat.

Iyad became involved in popular resistance as a teenager, was accused of throwing stones, arrested, and imprisoned for 2 years by the Israeli military at age 17. Since then he has been arrested and imprisoned several times. During his US tour, Iyad will tell the stories of Bil’in and life in the occupied West Bank, and talk about strategies for non-violent popular resistance with a goal of peace and prosperity for all people. Iyad is married and has four children.

TO RSVP and for more information about these events please contact Ilise Cohen


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