Interesting event

I just got back from a talk given by a friend of mine who’s been out of the country for some time, being a peace activist in the West Bank. Now, those of you who have talked about politics with me know that I’m not exactly the easiest audience for a peace activist, but I left this event quite well-surprised. She gave a talk documenting events she had seen and been involved with while living there, and I found it both interesting and (very unusually for talks like these) without a single point that I would object to.

If some of you have free time this week and are interested in political issues regarding the Middle East, she’s giving talks in SF and Berkeley in the next few days, and I’d say this is well worth the time, since it gives both raw data and a perspective you don’t hear about much in the US – discussion of daily-life conditions in the territories.

“LIFE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE: AN EYEWITNESS’ STORIES & PHOTOS”

Anna, a Jewish-American peace activist and Fulbright scholar, will share personal stories and photographs from her experiences in the Occupied Palestinian Territories where she worked with the International Women’s Peace Service documenting human rights abuses and supporting Palestinian non-violent resistance to the occupation. Her presentation focuses on the daily life of Palestinians in the West Bank, the subject of her upcoming book. A preview of Anna’s work and up-to-date information on presentations can be found at: http://www.annainthemiddleeast.com

THURS, JULY 28, 7pm, PLEASANTON
Walnut Creek Middle East Study Group; 2800 Finley Rd; Pleasanton

FRI, JULY 29, 7:30pm, BERKELEY
St. Joseph the Worker Church; 1640 Addison St (between McGee & Jefferson)

SUN, JULY 31, 7pm, BERKELEY
Pegasus Books; 2349 Shattuck Ave; 510 649-1320

TUES, AUG 2, 7pm, BERKELEY
UC Berkeley Campus; 182 Dwinelle

WED, AUG 3, 7pm, SAN FRANCISCO
New College of California Cultural Center; 766 Valencia
As part of a lecture series sponsored by the New College Center for Education & Social Action

SUN, AUG 14, 7pm, BERKELEY
1507 Spruce St (between Cedar & Vine)
Hosted by Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace (FFIPP)

Events sponsored by:
1. Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
2. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP-UC Berkeley Chapter)
3. New College Center for Education & Social Action
4. Global Exchange
5. International Solidarity Movement (ISM-NorCal Chapter)
6. International Women’s Peace Service (IWPS-US Chapter)

For questions regarding presentations, contact Jon at 415 437 3425, Daniel at 510 649 0210, or write Anna at travelinganna@yahoo.com; http://www.annainthemiddleeast.com

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