Jewish Voice for Peace' Bay Area chapter announces several events and a lecture series on Gaza and Palestine:
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish: A Voice of Healing and Reconciliation from Gaza
Friday April 24th, 7-9 PM
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Join us for a conversation and memorial ceremony with Dr. Abuelaish, a Palestinian who has devoted his life to caring for the health of families and children, and reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. Tragically, his three daughters and niece were killed in January during the latest attack on Gaza, by Israeli mortar fire while in his home in Jabalya Refugee Camp. He is now working tirelessly to promote a vision of peace, reconciliation and healing to sustain his daughter's memories.
Citizen Hearings on the Impact of US Weapons on Civilians in Gaza
Sunday April 26th, 2-5 PM
Department of Health, Commission Hearings Room #300, 101 Grove Street, San Francisco
Israel is conducting its own internal investigation, but refuses to cooperate with an open UN investigation. Our own Congress has yet to demonstrate interest in learning what happened in Gaza with our own tax dollars. If they won't hold an open hearing, we will. Join the Interfaith Witness for Middle East Peace on a Citizen Hearings on the Impact of US Weapons on Civilians in Gaza. We will feature eye-witness testimony from residents of Gaza, weapons experts and first hand responders. We will give you resources so that you can share this information with your congressperson.
Joel Beinin: The United States and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: U.S. Culture, Domestic Politics & Global Strategy
Monday April 27, 7-9 PM
American Conservatory Theater, 405 Geary Street, San Francisco
This is the second of a five-part lecture series organized by our local JVP-Bay Area chapter. Come hear Stanford Professor of Middle East History Joel Beinin place the current events in a larger historical context. Prof. Beinin's lecture will last approximately 50 minutes, followed by a 45-minute moderated discussion.
Alice Walker: The Siege of Gaza is an Attack on the Common Heart
Tuesday April 28, 7.30 PM
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison at 27th Street, Oakland
The world famous writer reflects on her recent visit to Gaza in a deeply thoughtful interview with Malihe Razazan, of KPFA's Voices of the Middle East & North Africa.