London: report back from Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 18:30

London Chapter

Join us on the evening of September 26 to hear from Londoners involved in this year’s Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition is an international civil society movement that has been opposing the blockade of Gaza through nonviolent direct action for many years.

In 2018, a total of four boats sailed from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean to deliver medical supplies to Gaza. Along the way they engaged with the public about the issue of Palestinian human rights. Two boats were seized in international waters by Israeli Armed Forces and 34 Flotilla participants were imprisoned and deported.

Three Londoners involved in this initiative, Stephanie Kelly, Wendy Goldsmith and David Heap, will tell their stories from the voyage. There will also be a question and session moderated by David Heap, Co-Chair of the London Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, September 26. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for social time and the program will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
Where: London Public Library (Central), 251 Dundas St., Stevenson and Hunt Rooms A&B (Map)
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Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Donations are also welcome. Coffee, tea, juice, and water will be provided.

This is a fragrance-free event! Please be respectful of attendees who have serious allergies. No perfume or flowers will be permitted.

This event is hosted by the Council of Canadians, London Chapter and takes place on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Lenape, Huron-Wendat, and Attawandaron Peoples.

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The London Chapter’s monthly events are open to the public and never include a business meeting.

(The chapter’s monthly business meetings are separate meetings for our steering committee and a few invited guests only. All of our planning and other business are carried out at these steering meetings.)

To be added to the London Chapter mailing list or to help organize local events, email londoncouncilcanadians@gmail.com

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We hope to see you on September 26!

London Chapter, The Council of Canadians