December 23, 2012

PORTLAND: Palestinian Solidarity & Understanding Islam

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6:00pm
Roadmap to Apartheid

Smith Memorial
PSU Multicultural Center
1825 SW Broadway

Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid

Sponsored by Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 6:30pm
INSIDE ISLAM: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Presented by The Institute for Christian-Muslim Understanding
St. Mary’s Academy
1615 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

6:30-7:00 Potluck Dinner (please no pork or pork products)
7:00-7:55 Movie
8:00-8:45 Group Discussion

Accessible by public transportation routes including the yellow and green MAX trains, TriMet buses, the Portland Streetcar and C-TRAN buses. There is metered parking and public pay parking nearby.

Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:00pm
Beyond Zionism: A New Paradigm for Peace in Palestine

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327/328
1825 SW Broadway

Miko Peled is an Israeli writer and activist living in San Diego. His book, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, follows the development of the Israeli Palestinian struggle from a national and personal perspective. Pulitzer Price winner Alice Walker described the book as "one of the most hopeful" on the issue.

Peled was born in Jerusalem in 1961. His grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson, was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and the Sinai who later called for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory.

In 1997, the death of Peled's beloved niece Smadar in a suicide bombing propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery. It pushed him to re-examine beliefs he had grown up with as part of the Zionist political-military elite. The journey transformed him into a courageous and visionary activist in the struggle for human rights and a hopeful, lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Sponsors: Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (AUPHR), Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University, Jewish Voice for Peace - Portland Chapter, Friends of Sabeel North America, National Lawyers Guild - Portland Chapter, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land -- A Ministry of Central Lutheran Church, Portland

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