Challenging Oppression: Working for Justice from Palestine to the USA
Israel’s ongoing colonization of Palestinian lands is about to enter its eighth decade with no end in sight. The Palestinians’ plight grows more dire as Israel, with American government support and complicity, pursues its utter disregard for Palestinian human rights and its unending violations of international law.
What can civil society and religious communities do to help create a just peace? Speakers at the conference—activists, religious leaders, and scholars—will discuss the United States’ role in creating the situation and will offer their vision for the future of Palestine and Israel.
The conference takes place Friday evening and Saturday, December 1 and 2, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, and Sunday, December 3, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.
It will feature:
• Speakers on the current situation in Palestine
• A panel on solidarity and hope spanning identities and borders
• Break-out discussion groups on how to engage
• Resources to take back to your community to empower justice work
• Food, music, and networking
LODGING: We have negotiated a reduced rate for out-of-town conference participants at a historic hotel near the site in Santa Rosa: Hotel La Rose. To get the reduced rate, participants must make their reservations by November 15 and mention “Sabeel.” Conference reservations are by telephone only: (707) 579-3200.