Challenging Oppression: Working for Justice from Palestine to the USA
Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza is now 50 years old, and Palestinians’ plight has grown only more dire. As Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN General Assembly in September, “The status quo in the occupied territory of the state of Palestine is not sustainable…. The situation has only deteriorated due to Israel’s insistence on pursuing its occupation, aggressive policies and 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.