NOURA ERAKAT, celebrating her new book, “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine”
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm, Berkeley
In Conversation with Lara Kiswani
Berkeley City College Auditorium
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm
2050 Center Street
(near downtown Berkeley BART)
MECA’s event with Noura Erakat will be live-streamed on our Facebook page starting shortly after 7pm on November 12; the link will be the first post on this page.
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Department of Africana Studies. Her research interests include humanitarian law, refugee law, national security law, and critical race theory. Noura is the author of Justice for Some: Law As Politics in the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019). She is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya e-zine and an Editorial Committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She has served as Legal Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, as a Legal Advocate for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, and as the national grassroots organizer at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Noura is the coeditor of Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures, an anthology related to the 2011 and 2012 Palestine bids for statehood at the UN. More recently, Noura released a project on the Gaza Strip and Palestine, which includes a short multimedia documentary, “Gaza In Context,” that rehabilitates Israel’s wars on Gaza within a settler-colonial framework. She is also the producer of the short video, “Black Palestinian Solidarity.” She is a frequent commentator, with appearances on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others, and her writings have been widely published in the national media and academic journals.
LARA KISWANI directs the Arab Resource & Organizing Center; in 2018 Lara was the recipient of MECA’s “Barbara Lubin Hell-Raiser Award.”
About Noura’s new book, “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine”
“Erakat…argues that the skillful use of international law as a tool of struggle can be generative of hope and possibility—for Palestine and the world. ‘Justice for Some’ is precisely the book we need at this time.”
—Angela Davis, author of ‘Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement’
“Without any doubt, ‘Justice for Some’ is the best book on the law and politics of the Palestine/Israel struggle—sophisticated, learned, humane, and creative.”
—Richard Falk, Former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine
“Noura Erakat communicates…with the skill of a lawyer and the passion of an activist. ‘Justice for Some’ is both enriching and inspiring.”
—Raja Shehadeh, founder of Al-Haq, independent Palestinian human rights organization
Event co-sponsored by Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine, The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Palestine Action Network, Norcal Friends of Sabeel, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area Women in Black, Art Forces, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!), San Francisco Women in Black & more
Benefit for MECA, wheelchair accessible
More info: 510-548-0542, firstname.lastname@example.org.