From Occupy to Occupied: Palestinians on the Front Line of Popular Protest

Join us to hear two Palestinian organizers—Abir Kopty, based in the West Bank, and Amin Husain, based in New York City—talk about their work on the front lines of popular protest movements. Kopty is well known for being a key organizer of the Bab al-Shams protest village that garnered significant international attention earlier this year, a culminating moment of the weekly protests across the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Husain has become known as a critical organizer in Occupy Wall Street and was involved in the organizing that took place prior to the actual occupation.

Abir Kopty is a feminist and political activist born in Nazareth and is now based in Ramallah. She is a former Nazareth City Councilwoman and today works as a media analyst and consultant, holding a Master's in Political Communication from the City University of London. She also blogs at

Amin Husain began organizing with Occupy Wall Street in the months preceding the occupation and continues to play an active role. Most recently, he has helped create initiatives like Strike Debt and Rolling Jubilee and was active in Occupy Sandy.  Amin is one of the editors of the occupy movement's theory and strategy print magazine TIDAL. He has a JD and LLM in Law but left law for art. Recently, he completed the Artist program at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

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Abir Kopty's tour has been organized by the American Friends Service Committee.

This event is endorsed by:
Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel

Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College
Brooklyn For Peace
Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island
Columbia University Students for Justice in Palestine
Existence is Resistance
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College
Jews Say No!
Jewish Voice for Peace - New York
Jewish Voice for Peace - Westchester
Students for Justice in Palestine at John Jay College
Middle East Crisis Response
New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Occupy Theory
Rutgers University (Newark) Students for Justice in Palestine
Students of Color Collective at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
TIDAL Magazine
Women in Black, Union Square


Event Location: 

Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver St, 4th Floor
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


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