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2020 SOCIAL INNOVATION SUMMIT  SPEAKER

Hafez Omar

Artist and human rights defender

“Art as a form of resistance: the power of music and visual art”

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Panel: Art as a form of resistance: the power of music and visual art

This panel will feature artists and musicians, who will share their personal stories as well as the relationship between their art and resistance. 

How is art used to facilitate difficult conversations? How is it used to both preserve and transcend cultures? What is the role of art in the Palestinian struggle today?

Hafez Omar's Bio

Hafez Omar is an artist and human rights defender. His award winning artwork has been widely used on posters and in campaigns defending the rights of Palestinian prisoners and for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Hafez Omar has been vocal in his opposition of extrajudicial killings and the siege of the Gaza Strip. The human rights defender had been working in his newly-opened graphic studio in the hours preceding his arrest.

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