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BALFOUR’S LEGACY: Confronting the Consequences

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: The First Parish Church in Cambridge • 3 Church St. • (Harvard Square) • Cambridge
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: The First Parish Church in Cambridge • 3 Church St. • (Harvard Square) • Cambridge

 

 

Saturday,  November 11
8:00AM to 6:00PM

The First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church Street in Harvard Square
Free and open to the public.
Suggested donation $10.  Lunch $5.

 

This conference marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which committed Britain to the establishment of a ‘national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine without consulting the indigenous population.  It will explore the consequences of this British commitment, and how we in the US can push for  a just resolution of a century-old conflict with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians. 

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Keynote: Yousef Munayyer,  Executive Director, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Thomas Abowd
Tufts University 
Yamila Hussein
Boston Teacher Residency
Susan Akram
Boston University Law School
Rami Khouri
Journalist American University of Beirut
Nadia Ben-Youssef
USA Rep., Adalah
Mahtowin Munro
United American Indians of New England
Amahl Bishara
Tufts University 
Nancy Murray
Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine (AWJP)
Anat Biletzki
Quinnipiac University
Hilary Rantisi
Harvard Kennedy School 
Gabriel Camacho
Project Voice, AFSC
Thomas Suárez
Author
Lawrence Davidson
West Chester University 
Carl Williams
Attorney,  National Lawyers Guild 
Leila Farsakh
UMass Boston
 

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
Nidal al-Azraq, 1for3.org, Leila Aruri, UMass Amherst SJP, Elsa Auerbach, JVP-Boston, Sara Driscoll, AWJP, Jude Glaubman, AWJP, Jeff Klein, MAPA, Eleanor Roffman, Prof. Emerita, Lesley University, Eve Spangler,Boston College.

Sponsored by: The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and The Trans Arab Research Institute (TARI)

Co-sponsors (in formation): 1for3.org, Church Social Action Committee, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Boston University SJP, Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, Faculty & Staff for Justice in Palestine, First Baptist Church of JP, Friends of Mada al-Carmel, Friends of Sabeel - NE, Grassroots International, Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, Massachusetts Peace Action, Middle East Education Group at First Parish in Cambridge, Palestinian House of New England, Tree of Life Educational Fund, UMass Amherst SJP, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East - MA chapter, Unitarian Universalist MA Action Network, United for Justice with Peace, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment, Western Mass CodePink, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom. 1for3.org, 1f Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia, Arabic Hour, Andala, Arlington Street

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