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Lowell Lecture

Iyad Burnat: Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine

Date & Time

April 1, 2015


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Iyad Burnat, Palestinian peace activist Trina Jackson, moderator

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

Iyad Burnat, born in 1973 in Bil'in, Palestine, heads the Bil`in Popular Committee. Since 2005, citizens of Bil'in, 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. The demonstrations are the subject of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary film 5 Broken Cameras, which was made by Iyad's brother, Emad Burnat. Burnat discusses strategies for non-violent popular resistance with social justice activist Trina Jackson. How has he brought potential adversaries to share his goal of peace and prosperity for all people?