PRESS RELEASE: Leading Palestinian activist to receive award for nonviolent achievement

ICNC-SI 2016 BLOG

Iyad Burnat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA STORY & LIVESTREAMED EVENT NOTICE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

Leading Palestinian Activist to Receive Award for Leadership in Nonviolent Action

Boston/Medford, Massachusetts, June 8, 2015 – From the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine and anti-war mobilizing in Russia, to Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement for political and electoral rights, numerous civil resistance campaigns and movements have recently captured the global public’s attention. However, other impressive efforts by ordinary people nonviolently struggling for rights and freedom around the world have received less international recognition. Many people do not know that there is a vibrant nonviolent movement in Palestine, and on Wednesday, June 10th, one of its leaders will be honored for organizing people and courageously engaging in civil resistance in the village of Bil’in for over a decade, and educating people around the world about nonviolent struggle.

Iyad Burnat will receive the 2015 James Lawson Award. The award is…

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