Exiting the open air prison: Freedom of movement and the Gaza crossing to Egypt

Posted in Events on July 12, 2013 by .


SUNDAY, JULY 14th @ 6:30pm
Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art, 300 5th Ave SW. Downtown Olympia, WA

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is delighted to once again welcome Mr. Ayman Nijim to Olympia. As a participant, and now alumnus of the International Trauma Treatment Program, Ayman lived in the Olympia community where he found a place in all of our hearts, and brought the struggle of Palestinians to the forefronts of our minds.

Since we have last seen him, Ayman returned to Gaza before coming back to the US where he attended the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT) certification program from the School for International Training Graduate Institute. Ayman Nijim will be presenting his insight on the Freedom of Movement for Palestinians as well as his personal experience as a child welfare advocate, educator and therapist while living under the Israeli siege on Gaza.

On Sunday, July 14th, he will discuss the complexities of the siege on Gaza while focusing on the Rafah border crossing and the implications of the uprising in neighboring Egypt. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.
The presentation will begin at 6:30 PM at Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art on Sunday, July 14th. This special event is FREE and all are welcome.

See you there!
Staff at The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice