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The Commonweal Lecture 2013 will feature Pluto author, Sharyn Lock (Gaza: Beneath the Bombs, 2010). The event, which takes place at the John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, University of Bradford, (6.30pm, Thursday 7 March) is a fantastic opportunity to hear Sharyn Lock telling her inspiring story.

The lecture forms part of the Routes to Peace festival.

In 2009, Sharyn felt such a strong sense of solidarity with the people of occupied Palestine that she was one of 44 people who joined together to sail a boat through Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza. The story of the group is explored in the book Freedom Sailors, which Noam Chomsky described as “a riveting account of one of the great moments of nonviolent resistance.” Sharyn describes it as “a triumph of hope and passion over all plausibility!”

Sharyn has kindly offered to give the second Commonweal Lecture on her experiences during this…

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