The Resistance Studies Initiative to Continue Spring Series with Talk by Mahmoud Soliman

The Resistance Studies Initiative (RSI) Speaker Series will host Mahmoud Soliman on Thursday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. for a webinar talk, “Lifestyle as nonviolent resistance: The case of marginalized Palestinian communities.”

Mahmoud Soliman is a Palestinian nonviolent activist and academic. He completed his Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at Coventry University in April 2019, and the title of his thesis was “Mobilization and Demobilization of Palestinian Society Towards Nonviolent Resistance in the Period from 2004-2014.” He has gained extensive experience in the last fifteen years in organizing nonviolent campaigns against the Segregation Wall and the Israeli settlements. He is one of the cofounders of a popular nonviolent resistance network called the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in which he worked as the capacity-building coordinator supervising the production of training materials for activists in the occupied Palestinian Territories. He is an affiliate with the Sociology department faculty and the Resistance Studies Initiative (RSI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

This Webinar will explore the following themes:

  • The challenges faced by the residents of the marginalized communities in the South Hebron Hills and the Jordan Valley.
  • Tactics used by the residents of the communities against the Israeli policies
  • Lifestyle of Palestinian marginalized communities as a form of resistance.
  • Takeaway lessons from these communities to other marginalized communities.

 Registration is required for participation, which is free and open to the public.

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