Sahar Vardi - Israeli Peace Activisit: Thur. 22nd Sept; 7.30-9pm Huddersfield

You are very warmly invited to this unique event on 22nd September, 7.30pm at Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Huddersfield.

SAHAR VARDIISRAELI PEACE ACTIVIST

We are delighted that Israeli peace activist Sahar Vardi will be speaking in Huddersfield on a rare visit to the UK.

Thursday 22 September
7.30 – 9.00pm
Yorkshire Children’s Centre (Brian Jackson House), New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP

Based in Jerusalem, Sahar works for American Friends Service Committee to counter the militarisation of Israeli society. She was conscripted to the Israeli Defence Forces at age 18 but refused to serve and was imprisoned for conscientious objection.

Sahar publicly refused her military service and was imprisoned in 2008. Since then she has been active with Israeli anti-militarist groups such as New Profile and today works as the Israel Program Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee based in Jerusalem.

Sahar is part of Boycott from Within (a group of Israelis supporting the Palestinian call for boycott) and has been active with direct action groups such as Taayush and Anarchists Against the Wall. Today much of her activism is in Jerusalem in Palestinian lead struggles against house demolitions, child arrests and discrimination of East Jerusalem.

Free admission

Venue is fully accessible and really easy to get to – less than 5 minutes walk from both the railway and bus stations.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763459310598560/

Event organised by Huddersfield Quakers: http://www.huddersfieldquakers.org.uk/