Next Event – Thursday, January 16
Kevin Neish recently spent 4 months in Gaza, working with the International Solidarity Movement, witnessing and collecting information on the life and conditions of Palestinians under the Israeli siege. He will give a first hand account on what he worked on, saw and experienced.
Kevin Neish is a former college instructor as well as civilian technician for the Department of National Defence, and has been active in the quest for justice for Palestinians since the 1980s. He has sailed on board two ships attempting to break the blockade of Gaza – the Mavi Marmara in 2010 (during which 9 activists were killed by Israeli commandos) for which he was interned in an Israeli prison and then deported, and the Tahrir in 2011, leading to his arrest and deportation by Israeli authorities. Mr. Neish has provided protective accompaniment to Palestinians in Gaza in 2013 and Bethlehem in 2002.
Sponsored by: Victoria Friends of Cuba • Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid