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The Embodiment of Protest: Hunger Strikes, Human Rights, and the Health of Palestinian Political Prisoners
October 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hunger strikes have been used as means for non-violent resistance and protest over the past several decades by Palestinian political prisoners in Israel/Palestine. The featured panelists will draw on their expertise and experience in the fields of health and human rights to explore various legal, medical, and human rights dimensions of hunger strikes being staged by Palestinian political prisoners.
- Dr. Lina Qasem Hassan, Physician and Chairperson, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel
- Sahar Francis, Director General, Addameer Prisoner’s Support and Human Rights Association
- Randa Wahbe, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
This event is co-sponsored by the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, Religion and Public Life at Harvard Divinity School and the Middle East Forum, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.