Author Obtains Long-Awaited Visa to Enter U.S.

This Friday at 6 p.m. author Omar Barghouti will sign and discuss his book, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, at Busboy and Poets (1025 Fifth St. NW). The visit hasn’t come easy — after months of delays and an international public pressure campaign, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem has granted Barghouti a visa to visit the U.S.

Following Barghouti at 8:30 p.m. will be Egyptian activist, Sahar El-Nadi, who will lead a discussion.

Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

El-Nadi plans to share exclusive footage from the heart of Tahrir Square. She’ll discuss the use of Tahrir Square creativity as a tool for “mass education and facilitating change while explaining the pivotal role women played in the revolution.”