Visualising Return: Panel Discussion
Thursday. 9th October 2021, 19:00 - 20:30
The P21 Gallery in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre invites you to join us for an impassioned panel discussion on the inalienable Palestinian right of return, with MP Naz Shah, TD Richard Boyd-Barratt & Mona Shtaya.
MP Naz Shah - Is a British Labour Party MP. She was elected at the 2015 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West. In July 2018, she was appointed to a Shadow Ministerial role as Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities, working alongside the Shadow Secretary of State, Dawn Butler. Ms Shah has been an unconditional ally to the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom & justice. During a parliamentary debate, earlier in June, on whether to implement two petitions on economic sanctions against Israel and on recognising the State of Palestine, Shah warned the incoming Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, that "if any more Palestinian blood is unjustly spilled under a perverted interpretation of a right to self-defence" that she would push for Israel to be tried before the International Criminal Court for war crimes.
TD Richard Boyd-Barrett - Is an Irish People Before Profit/Solidarity TD, who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since the 2011 general election. Boyd-Barrett helped to organise mass protests against the war in Iraq in 2003 as chair for the Irish Anti-War movement. He has continuously politically fought for Ireland's Israeli Ambassador to be expelled, and to place sanctions on Israel, for its brutal treatment of Palestinians and its apartheid regime.
Mona Shtaya - Is a Palestinian digital rights defender, she is working as an Advocacy Advisor at 7amleh- The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, she is also a partner scholar for both Said Foundation and Chevening awards scholarships 21/22 and studying MA in Social Media and Digital Communication at the University of Westminster. Mona had worked previously with several civil society organizations, she was the community outreach coordinator of Transparency Palestine, the national chapter of Transparency International.
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) is an independent, non-partisan, organisation committed to advocating for Palestinian refugees, in accordance with the historical, political and legal basis of the right to return.
PRC educates the public, defends human rights, and empowers Palestinian refugees, in order to put the plight of the refugees back on the political agenda.
Although the PRC is Palestinian in origin, it is not affiliated to any particular organization or party. We work on the assumption that the plight of the Palestinians is not just a national liberation movement but in essence is about the core values and ideals that are at the centre of any human civilization and international law.
In July 2015, PRC was granted consultative status at the United Nations as a Non-governmental organization (NGO) in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in recognition of its efforts in standing up for Palestinian human rights.
There will be an audience Q&A at the end with the speakers.
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Exhibition is supported by Palestine Return Centre and HUB Collective