7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Whitechapel Idea Store
321, Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU
When: Wednesday February 27th, 2013, 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: The Whitechapel Idea Store, 321, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU
David Heap participated in the 2009-2010 Gaza Freedom March. A Steering Committee member with the Canadian Boat to Gaza since the campaign began in 2010, he was on board the Tahrir when it was stopped by Greek authorities in July 2011, and again in November 2011 when captured by the Israeli navy. Deported to Canada after six days in Israeli prison, he also joined the Estelle for part of its voyage in September 2012, representing the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, and he visited Gaza in October 2012 with a group of linguist colleagues (including Chomsky). He has been speaking about both previous Freedom Flotilla voyages, and the current Gaza Ark campaign to challenge the blockade from the inside out.