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Report Back from the Gaza Freedom March: A presentation by Alan Goodman

Date:
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books & Berkeley Felowship of UU
Email:
Phone:
(510)848-1196 & 510-684-8270
Address:
2425 Channing Way & 1924 Cedar St
Location Details:
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita) Berkeley

Alan Goodman was a participant in the Gaza Freedom March on Dec 31, 2009, in Cairo, and covered this historic event for Revolution newspaper. Alan's slideshow-presentation illustrates and brings to life the critical situation for the people of Gaza one year after Israel’s massacre. It highlights the importance of the Gaza Freedom March, in breaking the siege of Gaza. This presentation paints a vivid picture of challenges of persevering with the mission of the march in Egypt after Egyptian authorities banned the marchers from going to Gaza – including the “great debates” among the participants over whether to accept an offer from the Egyptian government to allow 100 of the 1300+ marchers into Gaza as a humanitarian mission. And it paints a living picture of “everyday people” from around the world who, at great risk and sacrifice, went on the march. Based on interviews with dozens of participants – some of whom have been to Gaza recently – Alan Goodman’s report-back from the Gaza Freedom March paints a living picture of the situation faced by the people of Gaza. And, from the perspective of a reporter from Revolution newspaper (revcom.us), Alan’s presentation poses important questions about the global forces behind the blockade of Gaza, and the oppression of the Palestinian people. Bring your toughest questions about the situation of the Palestinian people, and the state of Israel! Q&A / discussion to follow presentation. call: 510-684-8270 $10 at the door, sliding scale students & unemployed, no one turned away for lack of funds. Co-sponsored by the BFUU Peace & Social Justice Committee, Oakland Educational Association (OEA) Peace & Justice Caucus, and Revolution Books
Added to the calendar on Sat, Feb 6, 2010 5:55PM
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