[act-ma] Free Palestine...now with Chuck Turner!!

Brian K bdubkwob at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 19:42:30 PDT 2009


FORWARD WIDELY!!
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BOSTON PALESTINE SOLIDARITY STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Saturday, April 25, UMass Boston
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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.

*WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: *
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!

*FEATURING:

**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

*E**laine 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!

For more information, check out www.bostonfreepalestine.org or email
palestineapril25 at gmail.com
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