Friday, 18 March 2011

The Passage of a Jewish Boat to Gaza: An evening with Glyn Secker, human rights activist and captain of the ‘Irene’

Beit Zatoun and Canada Boat to Gaza are proud to host Glyn Secker for one night only in Toronto, as part of his North American speaking tour. Mr Secker is a long-time human rights activist who captained the catamaran ‘Irene’, a boat crewed by Jews opposed to the Occupation of Palestine that sailed from Cyprus in September 2010 in an attempt to break the siege of Gaza. The illegal blockade, begun in 2001 and intensified in 2007, has created a humanitarian crisis in occupied territory.

Flying the banners of the alternative voices of Canadian, American and European Jews, the crew of the Irene demonstrated to the world their implacable opposition to the Occupation. The courage and humanity of the crew members, including Refusniks, a Holocaust survivor and a founder of the Bereaved Families Circle, gave hope to those concerned with justice, peace and human rights.

Mr. Secker will speak about his experience on the ship, which was intercepted by the Israeli Navy, and also in his personal capacity as a Jew active in the struggle to end the occupation. A question and answer session will follow.

Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45
- Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-seated basis
- $5 Donation or PWYC
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Phone: 647-726-9500

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's no date for the event in this posting. I note that has happened before.