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Palestinian Lesbians Speak Out from the Occupation
Date Wednesday May 31
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Friends Church
1600 Sacramento Street at Cedar
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorRochelle Towers
May 31 :Palestinian Lesbians Speak Out from the Occupation
Please join Bay Area Women in Black for an exceptional evening with two Palestinian human rights activists from Israel.
Rauda Morcos is the co-founder of ASWAT, a groundbreaking organization that broke the silence for Palestinian lesbians and the first Palestinian woman to publicly come out of the closet. She will address the work of ASWAT and the everyday conflicts she experiences between her national and gendered identity. Rauda is in the US to accept a distinguished award from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Nisreen Mazzawi, environmentalist and feminist, is the Political Coordinator of Bat Shalom of the Jerusalem Link and Coordinator of the Women Empowerment Project in the Palestinian unrecognized villages in the north of Israel. She will speak about organizing Palestinian women under occupation.

May 31, 7 - 9 PM
Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento Street at Cedar,
$10-20 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. This is a fundraiser for ASWAT.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 17th, 2006 3:53 PM

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