Speaking Event: Huwaida Arraf

When & Where
Stanford University - Bechtel International Center
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 943025
October 4, 2012 - 7:30pm

Huwaida Arraf is presently the chair of the Free Gaza Movement, the organization that initiated sailings and flotillas by ordinary citizens of the world to nonviolently break the suffocating Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. The Free Gaza Movement was successful in breaking this naval blockade 4 separate times before Israel decided to attack the flotillas and hijack the vessels by force.

The Israeli naval blockade is but one arm of the comprehensive Israeli blockade of Gaza by land, air, and sea since January 2006 which has trapped over 1.6 million Palestinians within a land area of 141 square miles -- substantially smaller than the land area of the city of San José.