[act-ma] 2/11, Daily Life in Palestine & the Assault on Gaza (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Thu Jan 22 13:54:58 PST 2009


Community Change Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009
Daily Life in Palestine and the Assault on Gaza

  A Report Back/Discussion from a Visit to Israel and the West Bank


February 11, 2009 (Wednesday)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108

  Last October Jean Entine and Susan Jacoby were part of a delegation  
from Boston who planned to attend an international health and human  
rights conference in Gaza. The Israeli government denied participants  
entry into Gaza; however, the conference, co-sponsored by the World  
Health Organization, went on anyway, via video conferencing between  
Gaza and Ramallah. Boston activists organized a very successful press  
conference in Jerusalem and others organized a large protest at the  
Gaza checkpoint. Jean and Susan will share their experiences in  
Israel and the West Bank and discuss the impact of Israel’s most  
recent assault on Gaza.

Jean Entine is a member of the national board of Jewish Voice for  
Peace and Susan is active in both the Boston Coalition for  
Palestinian Rights and Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine.  
Susan has traveled to the region four times. This was the first trip  
for Jean.

  The issues presented at the Community Change Brown Bag Discussion  
Series are concrete examples of the structural racism that affects  
the lives of all, most acutely communities of color. The 2009 Series  
places these issues in their social/historical context and gives  
attendees a truthful discourse, as well as ways to put that discourse  
into action, in order to challenge institutional and systemic racism.

Please bring your lunch. $5 donation requested. For more information  
and to rsvp contact Janet at janet at communitychangeinc.org, 617-523-0555/
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