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

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Feb 9 07:38:40 PST 2009


Community Change Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009
Changing the Public Discourse around Race

  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
(Park Street T Stop, walk up hill toward State House to Beacon  
Street. Turn right, walk down Beacon to #14 (about 1/2 block)

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 link between Gaza and  
Ramallah. Boston activists organized a successful press conference in  
Jerusalem and others organized a large protest at the Gaza  
checkpoint. Jean and Sue 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.


CCI prepares a list of resources for further research on the Brown  
Bag topics. Here is the URL for the resource list for “Daily Life in  
Palestine and the Assault on Gaza:

http://www.communitychangeinc.org/ResourcesIsrael-PalestineConflict.pdf

check it out.

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. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  
requested.
RSVP (617) 523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org
Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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