Sunday, July 26, 2009

Workshops on Palestine and Peace

Three workshops at Green Fest will address issues related to Palestine and peace:

Fri., Aug. 7, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm, Workshop Session 1

Gaza's Dilemma, Ismail Mehr — Nevins Theater, Powell Center

Sat., Aug. 8, 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Workshop Session 3

Organizing for Peace, Dianne Roe, Paul Zulkowitz— Knight Club, Powell Campus Center

Sat., Aug. 8, 11:15 am - 12:15 am, Workshop Session 4

In Defense of Palestinian Homes and Communities, Beth Harris— Kenyon/Allen Room, Powell Campus Center

Beth Harris is a founding member of the Central New York Campaign to End the Occupation of Palestine and professor of politics at Ithaca College. Beth lives in Ithaca, NY.

Ismail Mehr is chief of anesthesiology at Saint James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, NY. He led a team of 9 physicians and 2 non medical personnel on a relief mission to Gaza in conjuction with the Islamic Medical Association of North America just as Israel's military assault on Gaza ended early this year. Ismail lives in Hornell, NY.

Dianne Roe is a founding member of the Central New York Campaign to End the Occupation of Palestine. She has visited Hebron in Palestine a number of times with Christian Peacemaker Teams. Dianne Roe lives in Corning, NY.

zool (Paul H.) Zulkowitz is a life-long antiwar, human rights and environmental activist. Retired from a "Hollywood-on-Hudson" film production career, zool, a member of the Directors Guild of America, is a gardener, sculptor and special events producer. zool is active with many local and international groups, including, among others, the Green Party, Jews Against the Occupation, Witness Against Torture, and Code Pink Women for Peace (with whom he has recently traveled to the Middle East as a member of an Israel/Gaza peace delegation). He lives in Woodmere, NY and Washington, DC.

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