Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rachel Corrie Foundation announces program offerings for "Peace Works" conference

The US Campaign's member organization in Olympia, Washington, has announced its schedule of events for Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. It's not too late to register for the 2011 Peace Works conference, featuring keynote speaker Alice Walker. Look at the full program here.

Whether new to the cause or a seasoned activist, come to Olympia to join students and young people, community members, people of faith, peace and justice activists from a range of struggles.  Network, share skills and attend workshops on...

  • Campus Divestment Strategies with students from the divestment campaigns at UC Berkeley, Evergreen, and Hampshire Colleges.
  • From Actions to Campaign: Choosing your BDS Target with Israeli founder of Who Profits?  Dr. Dalit Baum and Palestinian Human Rights Attorney Noura Erakat.  
  • Power, Privilege, and the Politics of Cross-Movement Building with members of Palestinian Queers for BDS, the Indigenous youth delegation to Palestine, and more.  
  • Combating Misused Charges of Anti-Semitism and Challenging Jewish Privilege with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and Sarah Kershnar.
  • How to Talk the Walk:  Constructing & Deconstructing the Discourse on Palestine/Israel  with members of Olympia and Philly BDS.
  • Food as a Weapon and a Solution: Food Justice for Palestine with members of Canaan Fair Trade, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights and an urban Seattle farmer. 
  • Hip Hop: A Tool for Liberation with Seattle-based Emcee Gabriel Teodros.
  • Beating the Backlash: Winning in Victory, Winning in Defeat with members of the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, MN Break the Bonds, and Olympia BDS.
  • Faith in Action: BDS and Faith-Based Solidarity with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Taher Herzallah and Yvonne Turner.
  • and more...