[act-ma] Boston Free Palestine Conference: If your org. wants to table...

tom arabia tom_arabia at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 23 11:35:38 PDT 2009

Fee for tabling will be $20.  Any organization that supports the cause can table.  Please contact palestineapril25 at gmail.com or 617-970-2701

Thank you



Saturday, April 25, UMass Boston

We organized and marched against Israel’s atrocious 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               
• Why does the US support Israel?
• How to start a new group
• Campus action for divestment from Israel
• History of Palestinian resistance
• Building a community movement for Palestine & more!


• Chuck Turner - Boston City Councilor
• Jess Chilton McConnell - Leading organizer of student occupation at Edinburgh University in Scotland
• Joel Kovel - Jewish professor facing termination from Bard College for anti-Zionist views. Author of Overcoming Zionism    
• Assaf Kfoury - Boston University professor, & leader of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
• Leila Farsakh - assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston
• 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 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
• Deema Faisal - Palestinian poet, and NEU student
... & more!

Registration -- 9:00am
Weatley Building

Opening Plenary -- 10:00am

For more information, check out

or email us at:
palestineapril25 at gmail.com

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