Journalist Eva Bartlett will headline the “Canadian in Gaza” event Tuesday

Canadian in Gaza event comes to Nelson

Human rights activist and journalist Eva Bartlett will headline the “Canadian in Gaza” event Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.

Human rights activist and journalist Eva Bartlett will headline the “Canadian in Gaza” event Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street (near Josephine).

Bartlett, who has lived in occupied Palestine since May 2007, will be joined by Greta Berlin and Dr. Bill Dienst, editors of Freedom Sailors (2012), a collection of first-hand accounts of how a small group of ordinary people conceived and executed a plan to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, the first successful attempt from among the international “Freedom Flotilla.”

As a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, Bartlett accompanies Gazan farmers and fishers under threat of harassment and sniper fire from Israeli forces, and rode with medics in their ambulances during the 2009 assault on Gaza that reportedly killed 1,500 Palestinians.

She has documented this and the other daily tragedies, injustices and reality of Palestinian lives in the West Bank.

Dr. Bill Dienst, MD, has been to Gaza seven times, both independently and with medical teams. In Gaza he has found hope rising, especially among the youth.

Greta Berlin works tirelessly for the human rights of the Palestinian people.

Freedom Sailors will be available for sale at the event, sponsored by KAIROS Nelson and NEON (Nelson End the Occupation Now).

Requested event donation is $10.

For further information, call 250-352-9871 or 250-352-3609.

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