Fourth Annual Walk for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
Sunday, May 15th 2005 12:15
Oak Park, Illinois
Program of Events:
--We will begin the Gathering Program at Ridgeland Commons Park at 12:15 with a welcome message and opening program of speakers and performers.
--Following the gathering program, we will step off on the Walk for a Just Peace on a route appx. 1 mile in length in Oak Park.
--Following the Walk, we will gather at Pilgrim Congregational Church (460 W. Lake St.) for the Potluck Advocacy Buffet/Program, featuring more great speakers, performance, food, music, fellowship, and advocacy opportunities.
We are honored and pleased to welcome a fantastic line-up of speakers and performers to this yearís program:
--Ali Abunimah: Co-founder of Electronic Intifada; vice-president of Arab American Action Network; analyst, public speaker, and writer.
--Eyas Alhoumouz: Co-founder of Al Awda; board member of Chicago Palestine Film Festival.
--Kevin Coval: Jewish poet and performance artist who has performed around the world; member of the National Poetry Slam Team.
--Avner Efendowicz: Yesh Gvul activist and reserve officer in the Israeli army who refuses to serve in the Occupied Territories.
--Emily Hauser: American-Israeli writer, published in a wide range of Israeli and American publications since the early 1990ís.
--Jimmy Johnson: Researcher and organizer for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, recently returned from 5 months in Jerusalem and West Bank.
--Michael D. Levin: Extraordinary jazz wind player, appearing with the New Quartet.
--Mansour Aziz Mansour: Palestinian journalism student who organizes nonviolent protest actions against construction of the separation barrier in
the West Bank.
--Prexy Nesbitt: Well-known activist in the South Africa anti-apartheid movement; ongoing engagement with human rights/social justice issues.
Ridgeland Commons Park/Pilgrim Congregational Church Lake St. at Scoville Ave. Oak Park Illinois 60302
Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine with numerous co-sponsors (list in formation)