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2007 USA Speaking Tour

Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid
Feryal Abu Haikal from Tel Rumeida, Hebron &
Mohammed Khatib from Bil’in

US Speaking Tour: February 1 – March 7, 2007
MaineVermontNew York StateMichiganIndianaChicagoMilwaukeeSan Fransisco/Bay AreaLos AngelesArizonaPortland

Mohammed Khatib and Feryal Abu Haikal both live in West Bank communities that are immediately threatened with destruction due to actions of the Israeli military and settlers. From February 1 – March 7, they will be speaking in 23 cities around the US about their personal experiences with Israeli efforts to seize Palestinian land and violently expel Palestinians from their homes and communities, as well as Palestinian efforts to mobilize to nonviolently resist those measures. Largely unreported by the media, thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis are waging a grassroots, nonviolent campaign of resistance to Israel’s apartheid system of military occupation and discrimination against Palestinians.

Mohammed Khatib from Bilin
Mohammed Khatib is a leading member of Bil’in’s Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Secretary of Bil’in’s Village Council. He has been a principle organizer of Bil’in’s two year long, creative, nonviolent struggle to prevent the construction of Israel’s Wall on Bil’in’s land and to block the expansion of neighboring illegal Israeli settlements. Mr. Khatib has frequently been arrested and injured by the Israeli military for participating in nonviolent protests. He is quoted frequently in the Palestinian, Israeli and international media.

Published articles:
International Herald Tribune
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Feryal Abu Haikal from Hebron
Feryal Abu Haikal, an educator and 60 year old mother of 11 children, recently retired after 11 years as the headmistress at the Qurtuba School in the heart of Hebron’s old city. The Qurtuba school serves 100 Palestinian children in grades 1- 10. Some of the most extreme Israeli settlers have taken up residence in Hebron’s old city. They regularly attack Palestinian residents, including children, in an effort to expel them from their community. By continuing to function despite Israeli attacks on students and staff, the Qurtuba School has served as a model of nonviolent resistance. Feryal Abu Haikal and her family also remain in their home in nearby Tel Rumeida despite continual Israeli attacks.

US TOUR SCHEDULE

Maine: February 1-2
Information: [email protected]

Thursday February 1: Lewiston, Maine
8 pm, Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue, Bates College

Friday February 2: Portland, Maine
7 pm, Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church Hall, Sherman and Mellen Streets

Vermont: February 3-4
Information: (802) 324-3073

Saturday February 3: Montpelier, Vermont
The Unitarian Universalist Church
130 Main St.
6-8 pm

Sunday February 4: Burlington, Vermont
The First Congregational Church
38 South Winooski Ave.
6-8 pm

New York State: February 5-10
[email protected]

Monday February 5 Syracuse, NY
7:00 PM at Syracuse University
222 Waverly Avenue
Bird Library, Peter Graham Room

Tuesday February 6: Ithaca, NY
6:00pm in Warren Hall, Room 131,
Cornell University

Thursday February 8: Binghamton, NY
SUNY Binghamton
8:00 pm, Lecture Hall Building
Lecture Hall 7
The Lecture Hall Building is near Bartle Libray Tower

Friday February 9: New Paltz NY
The New Paltz United Methodist Church on the corner of Grove and
Main Streets, 1 Grove St.
[email protected]

Saturday February 10: New York City
Hunter College in Manhattan, 6:30pm
Lexington Ave. between 67th/68th
Hunter West building
4th floor, room HW415

Michigan: February 11-15

Sunday February 11: Lansing Michigan
7:00 PM, First United Methodist Church
115 N. Capitol Avenue

Monday February 12: East Lansing, Michigan
7:00 PM at Michigan State University
105 S. Kedzie Hall

Tuesday February 13: Detroit, Michigan
Royal Oak Public Library Lecture Hall
222 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak

Wednesday February 14: TBA

Thursday February 15: TBA

Indiana: February 16-17

Friday February 16: Indianapolis, Indiana
6 pm at Irvington Friends Meeting
831 N. Edmondson Ave

Saturday February 17: Bloomington, Indiana
6 pm at Boxcar Books
310 S. Washington
Bloomington, Indiana

Chicago: February 18-22
Information: [email protected]

Sunday February 18:
11:30 a.m. at the Islamic Foundation
(basement meeting room)
300 West Highridge Road
Villa Park, IL

6 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square
3325 W. Wrightwood Avenue (at Kimball), Chicago
*FREE ADMISSION*
The program will take place in Fellowship Hall (the church basement).

Tuesday, Feb 20:
6 pm at Saint Xavier University
Shannon Center Alumni Room (2nd floor)
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Wednesday February 21: Chicago
7 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington (at Church), Evanston, IL
(2 blocks east of Davis Street El stop)
*FREE ADMISSION*

Milwaukee: February 23
Information: [email protected]
Bucketworks: 6PM
1319 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

San Francisco Bay Area: February 23-28
Sunday, February 25th, 2-5pm
Celebration of the Struggles of Working People in Palestine
Sponsored by: The Labor Committee for Peace and Justice & The Northern California Support Group for the International Solidarity Movement
Event to be held at a private home.
Email [email protected] or call 510.236.4250 for more information.

Sunday, February 25th, 7-9pm
Voices of Nonviolent Palestinians
Sponsored by: Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Peaceworkers, the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Marin Quakers, and the Social Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way
San Rafael, CA
Email [email protected]ism.org or call 415.721.0703 for more information.

Monday, February 26th, 7-9pm
Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid in Palestine
Sponsored by: St. Mary’s College Department of Politics, the Department of Sociology, the Department of History, and Women’s Studies
St. Mary’s College Soda Center, Orinda Room
1928 St. Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA
Contact Patrizia Longo, [email protected], 925.631.4140 for more information

Tuesday, February 27th, 2-4pm
Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid in Palestine
Sponsored by: San Jose State University Students for Change, Justice for Palestinians
San Jose State University Student Union, Ohlone Room
10th St. and San Antonio St.
San Jose, CA
Contact Sarah, [email protected], 408.509.0488

Tuesday, February 27th, 7-9pm
Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid in Palestine
Sponsored by: Northern California ISM, Justice for Palestinians
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
405 South 10th St.
San Jose, CA
Contact Donna, [email protected], 408.293.4664 or 408.569.6608

Wednesday, February 28th, 7-9pm
Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid in Palestine
Sponsored by: UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine
145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Sather Rd. near South Dr.
Berkeley, CA
Contact [email protected], 510.236.4250

Los Angeles: March 1
Thursday March 1: Los Angeles
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Ave.
Sponsored by Women in Black-Los Angeles and I Witness Palestine
Call 323 993-3322 for more information

Arizona: US/Mexico Border: March 2-3
Saturday March 3: Tuscon, Arizona
5:30 p.m. at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church
4725 E. Pima (Pima & Swan)
Potluck dinner

Washington State: March 5-6
Monday, March 5: Tacoma, Washington
7:00 PM, Pacific Lutheran University
Park Ave. S. bet. Garfield and Wheeler
(enter campus from Park Ave. S; first bldg on rt)
Xavier Hall, Room 201

Tuesday March 6: Lacey and Olympia, Washington
Grassroots, Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid in Palestine
7-9pm, St. Martin’s University, Worthington Conference Center
5300 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, Washington
Sponsored by: Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice in cooperation with St. Martin’s University.
Endorsed by Veterans for Peace-Rachel Corrie Chapter 109 and Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project.
Contact Alice at 360.754.3998 or [email protected]

Portland, Oregon: March 7
Wednesday March 7: Portland, Oregon
7-9 p.m, Vollum Lecture Hall
Reed College