San José/South Bay in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh

Event Information
Date: 
Thu, 2015-09-10 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MLK Library
150 E San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95112
United States

Join the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression (SBCAPR) in protest against attempted railroading of respected Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh.

WHERE: MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112 (corner of San Fernando and 4th Street)
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
WHAT: Banners and flyering in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh
SPONSOR: SBCAPR

WHY: On October 22nd, 2013, Rasmea Odeh was arrested by the Department of Homeland Security and charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, for allegedly failing to disclose that she had been imprisoned by the Israelis in Palestine over 45 years ago. The wrongful conviction in Palestine was the result of vicious physical and sexual torture by the Israelis. Rasmea Odeh was not given a fair trial in a Detroit, and her case will be appealed in Cincinnati in October.

Like so many other victims of political repression in this country, especially African Americans; Puerto Ricans; Mexicans, Latinos, and other immigrants; Arabs and Muslims; and peace activists; she has committed no crime, and is only under attack because she is a Palestinian activist who dedicated over 40 years of her life to the empowerment of Arab women, first in her homes of Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon, and then the past 10 years in Chicago.

For more information, contact Masao Suzuki 408-373-0817