October 22, 2019
Sherrill Hogan presents on
Palestine: “Life in the West Bank”
Monday, October 28, 6:30 pm. Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road
Charlemont resident Sherrill Hogan knows a lot about an area of the world that needs understanding and attention: that place is the West Bank. The largest intact Palestinian territory, bordering on Jordan, it is home to about 2.8 million Palestinians, as well as 600,000 Israeli settlers. Since 1967 the West Bank has been under Israeli military occupation.
Sherrill has visited the area 16 times, and on Monday, October 28, will present images, history, and stories from her most recent trip, in July 2019.
The peace activist became interested in the area in 2002, when she learned about Israeli destruction of Palestian homes in the West Bank. The many demolitions were punishing whole families, if a member had taken any action against the state of Israel. Under international law, this is considered a form of collective punishment, and illegal. She joined the International Solidarity Movement that year to oppose home demolitions, and has continued to visit the area, three times escorting groups of people wanting to see for themselves.
Sherrill's presentation in Wendell will begin with her slides, “illustrating the human face of Palestinians in the West Bank,” followed by a talk on the history of the region and people and places she has come to know well.
All are welcome to the event, which is accessible and free. Light refreshments will be served.
The event is co-sponsored by the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice and the Middle East Peace & Justice Coalition.