Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

October 16, 2008

Tonight: Life in Occupied Palestine

Filed under: Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 4:52 pm

Our allies in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) have organized a great event tonight and we encourage everyone to attend:

Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos with Anna Baltzer from the Palestine Freedom Project
WHEN: Thursday, October 16th, 8pm
WHERE: Hamilton 602, Columbia University

Please join us in welcoming Anna Baltzer of the Palestine Freedom Project for a talk and presentation tomorrow, Thursday 16th October

Anna Baltzer is a 29-year-old Jewish American Columbia graduate, Fulbright scholar, author, and the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees. As a volunteer with the International Women’s Peace Service, Baltzer documents human rights abuses in the West Bank and supports Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. When not in Palestine, Baltzer spends most of her time on tour with her acclaimed presentation, Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories & Photos, and her popular full-color book, Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.

About the presentation:
“The purpose of the presentation and book is to provide those interested in the Israel/Palestine conflict with critical information and documentation that can be difficult to obtain through mainstream Western media sources, and to encourage dialog towards taking informed action on the issue. My hope is that the presentation and book will also offer a thoughtful perspective given my background as the grand-daughter of Polish-born Holocaust refugees. I see it as my responsibility to expose the injustices of today in light of those of the past. The presentation covers—among other things—checkpoints, settlements, Zionism, Israeli activism, 1948 war & refugees, censorship, the Wall, and the often unreported Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance movement.”–Anna Baltzer


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