Omar Barghouti is returning to the US on his first tour organized by the Palestine Freedom Project. Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He is the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.
January 31 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM - Student Union Bldg, Ballroom A&B, 6pm
February 1 - Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM - 7pm (with Amy Goodman)
February 4 - University of California, Irvine - Student Ctr, Emerald Bay B, 7pm
February 5 - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - Claudia Cohen Hall, G17, 7pm
February 6 - Yale University, New Haven, CT - Dunham Laboratory Rm 202, 7pm
February 7 - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY - Student Ctr Penthouse, 6:30pm (with Judith Butler)
February 8 - Earlham College, Richmond, IN - Stout Meeting House, 4:00pm
British journalist Ben White, author of Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide, will be in the United States for a brief tour this week. He will be presenting the work from his newly released book Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy With a forward written by MK Haneen Zoabi, the book received praise from Ahdaf Soueif, Omar Barghouti, and As’ad Abukhalil. Ben White has traveled to the region numerous times and been published in Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Electronic Intifada, New Statesman, Salon, and Christian Science Monitor.
Monday, April 2: Challenging Israeli Apartheid: An Evening with Ben White & Jeff Pickert. 5:00pm University of Pittsburgh Room 837, William Pitt Union Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania https://www.facebook.com/events/375935852428612/
Wednesday, April 4: Jewish State and Democratic State: A Contradiction in Terms?7:00pm Yale University Room LC 102 New Haven, Connecticut https://www.facebook.com/events/197706527007398/
Thursday, April 5: 7:00pm Quail Ridge Books 3522 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC 27607
The Palestine Freedom Project is now accepting applications for Fall, 2010 internships. This year, in addition to our regular internship program, we are pleased to offer a limited number of "Synergy Internships" in which participants may spend up to fifty percent of their hours working on tasks related to their own local campaigns. Interns may also choose a specific focus for their internship, such as BDS organizing, event planning, research, web development, or fundraising.
These positions offer the opportunity to gain valuable experience and acquire cutting edge organizing skills. Many of our interns have leveraged their experience with PFP to land prestigious positions at leading advocacy and humanitarian organizations. Learn more about volunteering or interning with PFP, and apply for internships online.