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|Date||Wednesday March 18|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Milpitas Public Library, Community Room
160 North Main Street (at Weller Lane)
|Organizer/Author||San José Peace and Justice Center|
Human rights activists, Darlene and Donna Wallach, tell and show what life is like for Palestinians under daily siege.Added to the calendar on Wednesday Mar 4th, 2009 11:02 AM
Donna Wallach and Darlene Wallach are Jewish social justice activists. Last August 2008 they travelled to the Gaza Strip, Palestine on the SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty of the Free Gaza Movement, the first boats to arrive in Gaza from the outside world in decades. They recently returned from Gaza after volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) accompanying Palestinian fishermen and farmers, and witnessing daily violations of the ceasefire by the Israeli military.
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.
With a brief introduction to the context of conflict in Gaza by by Sharat G. Lin
Refreshments will be served (donations accepted)
Sponsored by the San José Peace and Justice Center (http://www.SanJosePeace.org), South Bay Mobilization (http://www.sbm4peace.org), Arab American Cultural Center (aaccsv.org), Friends of South Asia (http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org), Our Developing World (http://www.magiclink.net/~odw), and South Bay ANSWER