We are dedicating this week to the remembrance and recognition of those Palestinians that have been murdered, oppressed, made to be refugees and ethnically cleansed by Israeli Occupation in the last 60 years.
We will be hosting events this week in an effort to spread awareness regarding the atrocities that have been committed against the Palestinian people by the Israeli government.
Monday May 19th, Nora Barrows
Wellman 6 at 7pm
Tuesday May 20th, Dick Platkin
Wellman 2 at 7pm
Wednesday May 21st, Ghada Karmi
Wellman 2 at 6:30PM
Thursday May 22nd, Night of Palestinian Remembrance with Amir Sulaiman and David Rovics
Buehler Alumni Center (UCD) at 7:30PM
Monday, May 19th- NORA BARROWS
Wellman 6 at 7PM
Nora Barrows-Friedman, 29, is the Senior Producer and co-host of Flashpoints, a daily investigative newsmagazine on Pacifica Radio. Since 2004, she has been reporting regularly from the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip and from inside historic Palestine (Israel) for Flashpoints and as a correspondent for Inter Press Service, a news agency based in Europe. While in Palestine, Nora is based in the Dheisheh refugee camp where she volunteers with the media committee at the Ibdaa Cultural Center, working with refugee youth in journalism and digital media arts. She is also a contributor to Left Turn Magazine and ElectronicIntifada.net. Nora is also a mother, a photographer and a musician. Her website is http://www.norabf.com, and she can be heard on http://www.flashpoints.net
TUESDAY MAY 20TH- DICK PLATKIN
Wellman 2 at 7PM
Mr. Platkin will be speaking on behalf of LA Jews for Peace. His presentation will touch upon the US strategic interest in the Middle East and the 2008 Presidential Election.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST- Ghada Karmi
Wellman 2 at 6:30PM
Ghada Karmi is the author of several books, including a much acclaimed memoir: In Search of Fatima. She has also worked on a major Israel-Palestine reconciliation project for the Royal Institute of International Affairs. On the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, Dr. Ghada’s new book, Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine, explores the Israel/ Palestine conflict; in particular the One-State solution.
THURSDAY MAY 22ND- A Palestinian Night of Remembrance
Buehler Alumni Center @ UCD at 7:30
This night of remembrance will feature the world-renowned Amir Sulaiman and critically acclaimed David Rovics!!! Authentic Palestinian food will be served.
To see biographies for Amir Sulaiman and David Rovics please see the specific event for Thursday night at:
Also find more information about Amir Sulaiman at http://www.AmirSulaiman.com
More information is available about David Rovics at www.DavidRovics.com