Speaking Event: The Right to the Healthcare Tour

When & Where
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Street @ Prince
Berkeley,
October 25, 2012 - 7:00pm
Contact
meca@mecaforpeace.org
510 548 0542

Dr. Jarrar is a leader of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), the largest NGO providing health care to Occupied Palestine: maintaining health centers, mobile clinics, rehabilitation programs, and training women as health workers. Dr. Jarrar was instrumental in launching Palestinian civil society’s call for BDSin July 2005.

Dr. Marton observed the conditions in Gaza’s hospitals in 1988, motivating her to bring these conditions to light and advocate for systemic change, ultimately founding Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-IL). The organization focuses on health in Occupied Palestine and in Israel, including serving Bedouins in “unrecognized villages.” Dr. Marton is also a veteran fighter for women’s rights.

Their two organizations collaborate closely, especially assisting transport patients through the barriers imposed by the occupation.
This national tour is promoting the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions strategy to bring attention to
the injustices of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Tickets: $10 - $15 Sliding Scale