Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Grassroots Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine tour

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Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine
with Mohammed Khatib from Bil'in and Feryal Abu Haikal from Tel Rumeida
Bay Area Tour - February 25th-28th
For more information visit www.norcalism.org

Feryal Abu Haikal and Mohammed Khatib live in communities that are immediately threatened with destruction and expulsion by the Israeli military and settlers. They will speak of their personal experiences mobilizing their communities to nonviolently resist these measures. Largely unreported by the media, thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis wage a grassroots, nonviolent campaign of resistance to Israel's apartheid system of military occupation and discrimination against Palestinians.

MOHAMMED KHATIB is a leading member of the Bil'in Village Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Secretary of the Bil'in Village Council in the West Bank. He has been a principle organizer of the two-year, creative nonviolent struggle in Bil'in to prevent the construction of Israel's Wall on Bil'in land and to block the expansion of neighboring Israeli settlements

FERYAL ABU HAIKAL recently retired after 11 years as the headmistress at Qurtuba School in the ancient heart of the West Bank city of Hebron. Despite settler attacks on students and staff, the Qurtuba School continues to function, serving as a model of nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation. A lifelong resident of Tel Rumeida, Feryal remains in her home with her family despite continual Israeli settler attacks.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2007, 2-5PM
Where: At the home of Alice and Frank Fried, 742 Palmora Court in Alameda
Sponsored by: The Labor Committee for Peace and Justice & The Northern
California Support Group for the International Solidarity Movement.
Donations will be solicited. Generosity will be honored.
For more information: 510.436.6125

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2007, 2-5PM
Where: At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240
Channing Way in San Rafael
Sponsored by: Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Peaceworkers, the Peace
and Social Concerns Committee of Marin Quakers, and the Social
Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
Suggested donation: $5-7. No one turned away due to lack of funds.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
For more information: 415.721.0703

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2007, 7-9PM
Where: St. Mary's College Soda Center, Orinda Room, 1928 St. Mary's
Road in Moraga
Sponsored by: St. Mary's College Department of Politics, the
Department of Sociology, the Department of History, and Women's
Studies
This event is free and open to the community and is wheel chair accessible.
For more information: plongo@stmarys-ca.edu, 925.631.4140

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2007, 2-4PM
Where: At San Jose State University Student Union, Ohlone Room, 10th
St. and San Antonio St. in San Jose
Sponsored by: San Jose State University Students for Change, Justice
for Palestinians
This event is free and open to the community and is wheel chair accessible.
For more information: studentsforchange@sbcglobal.net, 408.509.0488

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2007, 7-9PM
Where: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 405 South 10th St. in San Jose
Sponsored by: Northern California ISM, Justice for Palestinians
Suggested donation: $5-10. No one turned away due to lack of funds.
For more information: dbwall@earthlink.net , 408.293.4664 or 408.569.6608

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2007, 7-9PM
Where: 145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley in Berkeley
Sponsored by: UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine
This event is free and open to the community and is wheel chair accessible.
For more information: 510.236.4250

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