- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 5
Lisa Nessan is a Jewish American activist and photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area. From September 2002 to August 2005, Lisa worked in over one hundred towns, cities and refugee camps throughout the West Bank where she participated in non-violent civil disobedience and direct action to prevent and call attention to Israeli violations of international law and human rights. Lisa conducted nonviolence trainings for hundreds of international volunteers working with the International Solidarity Movement and coordinated extensively with Israeli, Palestinian and international organizations to facilitate the support for Palestinian communities threatened by Israeli military and settler violence. She continues to travel to the region regularly as a trip leader for a number of fact-finding delegations. In May 2006, Lisa held her first photography exhibit “Hope Under Siege” in San Francisco, CA. The collaborative exhibit exposed life and resistance under occupation in the West Bank, going beyond the headlines of the mainstream media toward a deeper understanding of reality on the ground, as Palestinians struggle for self-determination after 40 years of occupation and 60 years of dispossession.
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