Join SDS, SJP, Amnesty International, Jewish Voices for Peace and the Anti-War Committee in Welcoming Sabry Wazwaz to the University of Minnesota where he will share stories, photos and videos from his travels in the occupied Palestine.
Sabry Wazwaz is a dedicated Palestinian American activist and outspoken leader in Minnesota’s peace and justice community. He has spent years in the movement for a free Palestine and has been active in the #BlackLivesMatter movement; with which he helped shut down Interstate 35W and participated in the numerous other peaceful protests and demonstrations including the rally at the Mall of America which has now seen 11 activists come under local government repression for their organizing.
In December and January Sabry spent more than a month traveling in Palestine, returning to Minnesota with extensive videos, photos and first-hand accounts of life in the occupied West Bank. Since returning he has traveled across the United States advocating for Palestinian issues highlighting Israeli crimes against humanity, racism and systematic brutality against Palestinians and immigrants. He documented the dehumanizing military checkpoints restricting movement of Palestinians, the violence of Israeli settlers stealing Palestinian land against International law, the racism of Israeli apartheid laws, the massive apartheid walls being erected to divide the landscape and carve up Palestinian territory, the Jewish movements of peace and justice in Israel and abroad, and the ongoing denial of the right of return of Palestinians to their homeland.
The event will be held in Blegen Hall, Room 110 on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota on Wednesday April 22 at 7pm.
Join Students for a Democratic Society at the University if Minnesota as we welcome our dear friend, mentor and fellow activist Sabry Wazwaz to campus.