Posted by: alison-cullingford | February 19, 2013

A Triumph of Hope and Passion: Commonweal Lecture 2013

The Commonweal Lecture 2013 is a fantastic opportunity to hear Sharyn Lock telling her inspiring story.

“Sharyn Lock felt such a strong sense of solidarity with the people of occupied Palestine that she was one of 44 people who joined together to sail a boat through Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza in 2009. The story of the group is explored in the book Freedom Sailors, which Noam Chomsky described as : “a riveting account of one of the great moments of nonviolent resistance”. Sharyn describes it as “a triumph of hope and passion over all plausibility!”

Sharyn has kindly offered to give the second Commonweal Lecture on her experiences during this time, suggesting we don’t have to leave “heroism” to the imagination of Hollywood blockbusters and those, such as the people of Gaza, who have no choice.  Following the breaking of the blockade Sharyn was in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead and blogged extensively at : http://talestotell.wordpress.com/ this blog was later turned into the book Gaza: Beneath the Bombs”.

Free event, open to all!

John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, University of Bradford.  6.30pm.  Thursday 7 March 2013.

Facebook invitation to the Lecture.  Not on Facebook?  try Commonweal’s web page for more info.

Quoted text by Ellie Clement.

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