Jewish Voice for Peace-Bay Area is honored to present:
NIGHT IN GAZA
A Visual Talk by Dr. Mads Gilbert
World renowned, self-described "political doctor" and practitioner of "solidarity medicine," Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert will read & share photographs from his new book about working in Gaza's al-Shifa Hospital during the horrific 2014 Israeli assaults on Palestinians of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Gilbert will also discuss the current situation in Palestine/Israel.
$5 to $15 Donation requested. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
DR. MADS GILBERT is Medical Director, Clinic of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway and a professor at the University of Tromso (UiT), the Arctic University of Norway.
Dr. Gilbert was working at al-Shifa Hospital during Israel's assault on Gaza in the Summer of 2014 after which Israel banned him from re-entering the blockaded zone. His new book on the 2014 war, Night in Gaza was released in June 2015 by Skyscraper Publications. He previously co-authored Eyes in Gaza with his colleague Erik Fosse, an account of their experiences at al-Shifa during Israel's deadly assault on Gaza during ‘Operation Cast Lead’ (December 2008 - January 2009). Dr. Gilbert has published several papers on Gaza inThe Lancet. He has done medical work in Gaza, Occupied Palestine, for the last 15 years, and is the only Western medical doctor who has worked clinically in Gaza's hospitals during the last four Israeli attacks on Gaza (2006, 2009, 2012 and 2014). For a review of Night in Gaza from The Guardian, click here.
Since the 1980s Dr. Gilbert has been heavily involved in medical solidarity work around the world, carrying out training programs and helping war wounded patients in Burma, Angola, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lebanon, and elsewhere. He is a co-founder of the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC). Gilbert was appointed a Commander of the Order of St Olav in 2013, in recognition of his international work and his services to emergency medicine in Norway.
Sponsors of Mads Gilbert's presentation include Jewish Voice for Peace-Bay Area, Middle East Childrens Alliance, Arab Resource and Organizing Committee, NorCal Friends of Sabeel, American Muslims for Palestine, American Friends Service Committee, Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Berkeley, and Bay Area Women in Black.
Berkeley, CA 94703
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