Wednesday, April 15, 2009

At the University of Massachusetts' Boston campus--

Campus action for divestment from Israel, and more:

Free with Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner!!‏


Saturday, April 25, UMass Boston

"We organized and marched against Israel's barbaric war on Gaza. Now's the time to come together and develop strategies to build a sustained movement for solidarity with Palestine in New England.

"This is a conference for community and student Palestine solidarity activists--experienced and new--to talk about action for solidarity with Palestine."

Introduction to Zionism ~ Campus action for divestment from Israel ~ How to start a new group ~ Why does the US support Israel? ~ History of Palestinian resistance ~ Building a community movement for Palestine and more!


Jess Chilton McConnell - Leading organizer of student occupation at Edinburgh University in Scotland as part of the recent Palestine solidarity movement of over two dozen student occupations in the United Kingdom

Joel Kovel - Jewish professor and activist facing termination from Bard College for anti-Zionist views. Author of Overcoming Zionism

Assaf Kfoury - economist, Boston University professor, writer and activist regarding US and Israeli oppression in the Middle East. Leader of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Elaine Hagopian - professor emerita at Simmons College, writer and activist for justice in the Middle East. Editor of Civil Rights in Peril: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims

Chuck Turner - Boston District 7 City Councilor, civil and human rights activist

Layla Cable - Palestinian writer, activist and teacher. Layla is a founder and leader of the Somerville Divestment Project

Ron Francis - Veteran of the anti-South African apartheid movement and founder of the Somerville Divestment Project

Omar Baddar - Palestinian scholar, activist and managing director of the Palestine Cultural Center for Peace
Sarah Roche-Mahdi, PhD. - activist in CodePink: Women for Peace, recent participant in CodePink's peace delegation to Gaza

Darryl Li - scholar on Palestine, contributor to Middle East Report and other publications

...and more!

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