top
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Tue Feb 9 2010
City of Milpitas Joins in Commending Free Gaza Activists at Public Ceremony
City, Congressional, and Peace Group Recognition for Founders of the Free Gaza Movement
The Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award was presented to San Francisco Bay Area activists and founders of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin, Paul Larudee, and Kathy Sheetz in a public ceremony on January 30. Greta Berlin started her work on Palestine immediately after the June 1967 war, co-founded the Free Gaza Movement in 2006, and sailed on the SS Free Gaza on the first daring voyage that broke the siege of Gaza in August 2008.

Dr. Paul Larudee, also a co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, played a critical role in procuring the two small fishing boats for that first voyage and was among the 44 international human rights activists on board. Kathy Sheetz started her human rights work in the 1980s in Haiti. On the first voyage of the FreeGaza boats, she played a crucial role as a nurse in caring for passengers suffering from severe seasickness.

The San José Peace and Justice Center established the Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to social justice and peace locally and globally. Milpitas Vice Mayor Pete McHugh presented Commendation plaques to each of the three Award recipients at the ceremony, saying, “It’s up to us to make a difference!” Congressman Mike Honda sent them Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition.

photo Read more

San Jose Peace and Justice Center | Free Gaza Movement | Free Palestine Movement
04/16/18 March for Science Rally and Street Fair Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | East Bay04/08/18 Protesters on Facebook Campus Say Zuckerberg Is the Bad Actor Front Page | Media Activism & Independent Media | Peninsula | Government & Elections04/07/18 Democratic Delegation Visits Israel on 70th Anniversary of the Nakba Front Page | Anti-War | Government & Elections | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/04/18 17 Killed by Israeli Soldiers During Land Day Protest in Gaza, Over 1,400 Wounded Front Page | Anti-War | U.S. | International | Palestine04/04/18 Bay Area Queers Spread Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi’s Image Far and Wide LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Arts + Action | San Francisco | East Bay | International | Palestine04/04/18 Pueblo Sin Fronteras Denounces Calls for Violence Against the Refugee Caravan Front Page | U.S. | International | Americas | Immigrant Rights04/02/18 NLG Confronts CHP and Sheriff on Abuse of Stephon Clark Demonstrators and Legal Observers Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley03/31/18 Independent Autopsy in Stephon Clark Killing Contradicts Police Accounts Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley03/29/18 Sacramento Organizes in Wake of Stephon Clark Killing Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley03/29/18 Appeal Seeks to Restore Measure Z's Protections Against Oil Industry Pollution in Monterey Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/27/18 Students in San Jose and Concord Threatened by Administrators Over National Walkout Front Page | Anti-War | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | California
Related Categories: Palestine | South Bay | Anti-War | Front Page