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Reportback from Gaza w/ Darlene & Donna Wallach

Date:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
Email:
Phone:
(510) 595-7417
Address:
6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

(North Oakland, close to Berkeley: In a converted 2-story house, a little north of Alcatraz on Telegraph, near the Ethiopian restaurant, on the *west / bay* side of Telegraph Ave at 65th St.; ...within walking distance of the Asby Bart station; ...also on the Telegraph Ave bus line stop at Telegraph & Alcatraz; ...within walking distance of the #51 Bus line stop at College & Alcatraz Aves.)

Map -- http://www.marxistlibr.org/contact.html

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

- 7:00 PM

* REPORT-BACK FROM GAZA *

Identical twin sisters Darlene Wallach & Donna Wallach are Jewish anti-Zionist social justice activists.

Last August they travelled to Gaza Strip onboard the SS Liberty and the SS Gaza Strip, of the Free Gaza movement, the first boats to arrive to Gaza from Cyprus in 41 years.

They recently returned from Gaza after volunteering with International Solidarity Movement (ISM), accompanying Palestinian fishermen and farmers, and witnessing daily violations of the ceasefire by Israeli military.

For 15 years, 1981-1997, Donna lived inside the 1948 borders of historic Palestine, in what is now mostly known as Israel. She learned first hand the extremely racist nature of Zionism and the apartheid state of Israel, which led to her anti-zionist stance.

Darlene had spent almost two months in Palestine in 2002 most of that time fighting deportation after witnessing collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Since arriving to the Bay Area in 1997 she and her sister have organized and worked collectively with grassroots groups to educate the public about Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Hugo "Yogi Bear" Pinell, Ruchell Cinque Magee, police terrorism, the security housing units in the prisons, and Palestine and the Palestinian people.

They are passionate about justice and equality for all. Come listen to them speak about the spirit, resilience, kindness, generousity, and sense of humor of the Palestinian people and the peaceful ways they survive the extreme hardships of Israeli blockade and violence.

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Refreshments provided.

(wheelchair accessable)

NPML 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
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