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View other events for the week of 10/28/2004
Stop the Wall Tour
Date Thursday October 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Universalist-Unitarians, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley.
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
$5-$10, no one turned away for lack funds

Presenters: Erica Kay and John Reese with the Stop the Wall tour will speak on the environmental effects, especially water, of the occupation and the Wall. Lisa Nessan with ISM and a freelance journalist with the Alternative Information Center and Amir Terkel, an Israeli refusnik and peace activist will both speak about their recent experiences in Palestine/Israel and what we can do to resist Israel’s illegal Wall.
Endorsed by: Break the Silence Mural Project, Global Exchange, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for a Free Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, QUIT! (Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism)


Bios of speakers:
John Reese traveled in Palestine in 2002, during which he worked with the International Solidarity Movement, the Palestinian Hydrology Group and the Palestinian Environmental NGO’s Network (PENGON). Since his return he has toured over 70 cities giving over 100 lectures in the US, Mexico and Ireland on the environmental effects of the Israeli occupation. In May 2004, he attempted to return to Palestine and was declared a "security threat" by the Israeli Ministry of Interior and denied entry into Israel. He is now the Co-coordinator of the to Stop the Wall Campaign - US. He will speak on the environmental, especially water, effects of the occupation and the Wall.
Erica Kay will speak about the Stop the Wall tour, successes and lessons learned.
Lisa Nessan volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) from September-December 2002. She worked as the on-location production manager for an independent documentary film on the Apartheid Wall until March 2003 when she returned to the States. In August 2003, Lisa returned to Palestine and has spent most of her time volunteering with ISM as co-coordinator of the Olive Harvest Campaign and as a freelance journalist with the Alternative Information Center.
Amir Turkl is an Israeli peace activist and refusenik that has been involved with such organizations as Gush Shalom, Ta'ayush, and Jewish Voice for Peace. He moved to the US about three years ago and works in video production. Amir recently returned from a trip to Israel/Palestine in which he took footage of the Wall.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 20th, 2004 1:45 PM
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