February 2, 2013

PORTLAND: Palestine Solidarity Events

Sunday, February 3, 2013, 9:00am

Mt. of Olives Volunteers Dr. Tom & Darlene Dunham Present

Central Lutheran
1820 NE 21st Ave
Portland OR 97212

Presentation (9-10 am)
Palestinian crafts sale (11:30 am)

Speakers Dr. Tom and Darlene Dunham will share photos and stories about their experiences living and working in East Jerusalem. Tom teaches medicine at the Lutheran World Federation's Augusta Victoria Hospital and Darlene volunteers with programs serving physically and intellectually challenged children and adults. Soon they will return for their third time to volunteer. The Dunhams are members of Trinity Episcopal.

Palestinian Crafts Sale Small felt and embroidered items from several women's non profit organizations in the West Bank will be for sale by Dr. and Darlene Dunham with proceeds going to the non profits.

Presented by Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, Central Lutheran Church, www.centralportland.org

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:30pm

Roadmap to Apartheid

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) room 333

In this award-winning documentary, the directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (activist and author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

The film screening is brought to you by the Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) student group at PSU.

*Pizza and refreshments will be provided during the film screening so you can come hungry!

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

Flyer: mikopeled_Portland_flyer_8.5x11_Final.pdf

Quarter page Flyer: mikopeled_Portland_flyer_quarter_Final.pdf

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 Prize 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, Peace Action Group of First Unitarian Church

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