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Mar 5: Talk on Israeli/Palestinian struggle
Human rights activist Mazin Qumsiyeh will speak on Israeli apartheid and Palestinian popular resistance. Dr. Qumsiyeh currently teaches at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in Occupied Palestine. He is president of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle, and has served on the faculties of several universities. He has also served on the boards and steering committees of groups including the Peace Action Education Fund, the US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation, the Palestinian American Congress, the Association for One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and BoycottIsraeliGoods.org. Professor Qumsiyeh has published over 200 letters and 100 op-ed pieces, and has been interviewed on several TV and radio programs. Appearances in national media include the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC. He also regularly lectures on issues of human rights and international law. He is currently working on a book on Palestinian civil resistance from the beginning of the Zionist project in the 19th century until today. His website is: http://qumsiyeh.org.
7PM at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Sponsors include the Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee and the University of Pittsburgh Students for Justice in Palestine.