Eyewitness Palestine, 17 October 2022
It’s been a busy past few months for us at Eyewitness Palestine, but an important part of this work is keeping our ears to the ground when it comes to the pressing issues that we want to ensure we give our base as many resources on as possible.
With that in mind, we hope that you will be able to join us Wednesday, October 19th at 12 pm CT for All About IHRA: A Policy Webinar featuring Lina Assi, Advocacy Manager at Palestine Legal!
As we know all too well, one of the ongoing strategies that Zionist organizations are using to censor Palestine organizing and activism is to pass definitions of antisemitism that falsely equate criticism of Israel with racism.
Join us on the 19th to hear all about the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA definition of antisemitism, how it’s been implemented so far, and what YOU can do to take action against this latest attempt at repressing the movement for Palestinian freedom and equality. Read more about the IHRA definition of antisemitism here.
A bit more about our expert:
Lina Assi is a Palestinian community organizer with the Palestinian Youth Movement. Since 2014, Lina has been organizing for the Palestine movement both in Canada and the US. In 2014, she helped to pass a historic BDS resolution at McMaster University that mobilized over 600 students.
Over the years, Lina’s work has been focused on developing political education materials, conducting oral history narrative interviews of Palestinian community members, local grassroots community organizing, and mutual aid work servicing working-class and refugee Arab communities.
Lina has interned at UNIFOR’s Education department where assisted in developing union course curriculum on globalization and labor. During her graduate program, she served as Equity Officer for the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3906, hosting educational forums on Palestine through the lens of labor internationalism for union membership.
Lina has also worked as an academic research assistant exploring various topics including Palestinian working-class identity and Palestinian youth organizing in North America.
Lina earned her BA in Political Science and Labor Studies, and an MA in Labor Studies at McMaster University. Her dissertation focused on the Palestinian labor movement in the Post-Oslo era.
This webinar is public and open to all Eyewitness Palestine supporters. Register today!
Looking forward to building with you all!
Education and Advocacy Coordinator