ISRAELI PEACE ACTIVIST SPEAKS

AN INVITATION FROM HUDDERSFIELD QUAKERS

SAHAR VARDI – ISRAELI PEACE ACTIVIST

We’re delighted that Sahar Vardi will be joining us in Huddersfield on a rare visit to the UK.

Based in Jerusalem, Sahar works for American Friends Service Committee to counter the militarisation of Israeli society. She was conscripted to the Israeli Defence Forces at age 18 but refused to serve and was imprisoned for conscientious objection.

Sahar publicly refused her military service and was imprisoned in 2008. Since then she has been active with Israeli anti-militarist groups such as New Profile and today works as the Israel Program Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee based in Jerusalem. Sahar is part of Boycott from Within (a group of Israelis supporting the Palestinian call for boycott) and has been active with direct action groups such as Taayush and Anarchists Against the Wall. Today much of her activism is in Jerusalem in Palestinian lead struggles against house demolitions, child arrests and discrimination of East Jerusalem.

The meeting is at Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP  which is a few minutes walk from Huddersfield train and bus stations.

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22nd Sep 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Hudderfield, HD1 5JP