[act-ma] Events in March of interest to Maine P&J

Roger Leisner rleisnerrfm at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 21:27:40 PST 2011


Compelling Conversation with Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
Civil Rights Activist and Former Champion Boxer
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.Bunker Hill Community College in BostonRubin “Hurricane” Carter was a formidable boxer who had won the European Light Welterweight Championship for two years in a row and knocked
 out Emile Griffith in the first round when his promising career was cut short. In 1966, he was falsely arrested for the murder of three white people in a bar. Sentenced to a triple life-sentence, Carter always maintained his innocence. Subjected to a nineteen-year travesty of justice, he was finally set free in 1985 by a federal court.
 His story was immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and made into a Hollywood movie starring Denzel Washington.Carter has chronicled his own life in two books, The Sixteenth Round, and 2011’s Eye of the
 Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. He now devotes much of his time to speaking out on behalf of the wrongly convicted.Bunker Hill Community College250 New Rutherford Ave. 
Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2995 
Free but you need to register for tickets at the website below
Compelling Conversations Speaker Series**********************"Noam
 Chomsky & Malalai Joya: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan"5:30pm, Friday, March 25th
Harvard University
Student Organization Center at the Hilles Building (SOCH) 
Radcliffe Quadrangle
59 Shepard Street
 (corner of Shepard and Garden Streets)
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Walking Directions to the SOCH : Located on the corner of Garden and Shepard Streets, the SOCH is just a 15 minute walk from the Harvard Square T-stop on the Red line. Just follow Garden St. past the Sheraton Commander hotel. The main
 entrance is located on the right side of the building facing the Radcliffe Quadrangle.*************************************Leading Christian Palestinian Voice, Professor at Bethlehem, Birzeit, and Yale	
Mazin B. Qumsiyeh to speak on
Connections: 
The Palestinian Question,
Arab Popular Resistance,
and the U.S.

Sunday, March 27, 7 p.m 
Room 102 Wishcamper (Muskie Institute), USMaine Portland Campus
Bedford Street, parking behind the building and in garage.
"Qumsiyeh's inspiring accounts of both the everyday and the most extraordinary acts of Palestinian indigenous resistance to colonialism expose the misguided claims that Palestinians have never tried nonviolence; in fact, they are among the experts, whose courage, creativity,
 and resilience are an inspiration to people of conscience everywhere." --Anna Baltzer, Witness in Palestine (2008)

". . .A grass-roots movement can effect change that will result in a win-win situation for people of the land of Canaan. The guiding goals . . . for peace should be based on justice and equa-lity." -- Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle (2004)

"That project, of transforming Palestine from multi-ethnic and multi-religious society into a ‘Jewish state’, is destined to fail not only because of this resistance but because of its internal contradictions and increasingly apparent racism. History will not be kind to any of us if we do not do all we can to accelerate the inevitable arrival of justice which carries with it the sweet fruits of peace." –Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment (2011)

Christians for Palestinian Rights, USM Political
 Science Department, Pax
 Christi Maine, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church Social Justice and Peace Commission, Peace Action Maine, Greater Brunswick Peaceworks, Women’s League for Peace and Freedom. Info 207-773-6562
***************************
Bill Ayers coming to UofM at Farmington on March 30.
Contact Doug Rawlings
 <rawlings at maine.edu> for more info.
**************************

Roger
 LeisnerRadio Free MaineP.O. Box 2705Augusta, Maine 04338207-242-0643
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