Liz Tyson and Ahmad Safi

'Activism under occupation: the unique challenges in seeking social justice in Palestine'

3 March 2016
Jessop West Seminar Room 7

Liz Tyson (Palestinian Animal League) presented a paper (co-written with Ahmad Safi) on animal advocacy in Palestine.

This lecture outlined the unique challenges, dangers, obstacles and opportunities faced by social justice campaigners in Palestine. Using the work of the Palestinian Animal League and the ongoing human rights struggle against the occupation of Palestinian land as key examples of how the social justice movement manifests itself in the occupied territories, the discussion explored how campaigning and advocacy in Palestine necessarily differs from work on similar issues internationally. The paper is co-authored by Liz Tyson, PhD candidate at the University of Essex and International Director of  Palestinian Animal League Solidarity and Ahmad Safi, Founder and Executive Director of the Palestinian Animal League and long-term human rights advocate from Jalazoun refugee camp in the West Bank. Liz presented on behalf of both authors.