Back in Portland! Two Eye Witnesses?
Speak out about the Occupations of Iraq and Palestine
Eyewitness speakers roll on to the PSU campus on a
peace-painted, biodiesel bus to show and talk about the occupation of Iraq and Palestine
as part of the Wheels of Justice Spring 2008 tour.
The bus drives across the nation and the eyewitnesses share their accounts from Iraq and Palestine to challenge and educate Americans about the repercussions of war and occupation in Iraq and Palestine, the tour's featured speakers, Mazen Qumsiyeh and Mike Miles, say that justice and human rights are the only real roadmap for peace. They will offer firsthand experience irrespective of partisan politics.
Mazen is a Palestinian American and former Professor of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book. Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle and appears in national media, interviews and print.
Mike is a Catholic Worker and founder of Anathoth Community Farm, a center for the study of nonviolence, community and sustainable living in Wisconsin. He holds a masters degree from North Park Seminary in Chicago and has been arrested numerous times while practicing active nonviolence over the past 25 years. He has spent time as a human rights observer in both Iraq and Palestine.
When: Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Where: Food For Thought Cafi, Basement of Smith Center @ PSU (SW Broadway and Harrison St)
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
The mobile peace center has made over a thousand stops at campuses, peace groups, and faith communities promoting nonviolent solutions to war and occupation. The public is invited to attend the free speaking events and bus open-houses.
Sponsored by DACA & Food For Thought Cafi
For more information, contact the Event Coordinators
Waddah Sofan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie VanHook: email@example.com
Kim Tolomei: firstname.lastname@example.org