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Sat. May 25: Solidarity with Palestine - A mini-conference on divestment

Solidarity with Palestine! A mini-conference about the growing movement to divest from Israeli apartheid.
When: Saturday • May 25
Where: Columbia College, Room # 309, 33 E. Congress, Chicago (Enter on west side of Wabash, just south of Congress.)
Solidarity with Palestine! A mini-conference about the growing movement to divest from Israeli apartheid.

When: Saturday  May 25

Where: Columbia College, 33 E. Congress, Chicago

(Enter on west side of Wabash, just south of Congress. Room # 309)

Suggested registration fee: $10. No-one will be turned away.

For PDF flyer, click here


Featuring:


ELIAS RASHMAWI of the Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian educator, activist and vice president of the Sacramento chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.


MARK LANCE of SUSTAIN, Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now!


RAFEEF ZIADAH of the New Jersey Coalition for Peace with Justice in the Middle East, a third-generation Palestinian refugee and a survivor of the massacre at Sabra & Shatila.


SNEHAL SHINGAVI of Students for Justice in Palestine and instructor at the Univesrity of California.


JOSE LOPEZ of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, and a grassroots organizer in the movement to oppose U.S. military occupation and bombing on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.


Registration: 9:30 am

Welcome Plenary: 10:30 - 11:00 am

Workshops: 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch: 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Workshops:1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Closing plenary: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Israeli occupation of Palestine has been bankrolled by direct U.S. aid - totalling roughly $100 billion in the last three decades - and billions more in indirect support for Israel Bonds, investment in Israeli companies, and investment in U.S. companies that sell weapons and goods to Israel. The Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians is nothing short of apartheid...a systematic effort to displace Palestinians from their homeland, deny their basic rights, and rob them of their future.

At the same time, students, church groups, civil liberties advocates and activists from around the country are building projects on the ground to oppose aid to Israel - and to pressure local and national institutions to divest from Israel and end financial support for Israel's brutal repression of the Palestinian people. Learn what you can do to help build an effective local and national movement for divestment in Israel.

Workshop topics will include:

 History of the U.S. in the Middle East

 Palestine 101: A Crash Course in Palestinian History

 Myths of the `Peace Process'

 Women in Palestine

 Global Justice and the Palestinian Struggle

 Divestment Then & Now: from South Africa to Palestine

Convened by the Chicago Palestine Solidarity Network. Please make checks payable to the 8th Day Center for Justice. For more information, call 773-531-8667 or email CDPChicago (at) aol.com.

 
 

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