Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Anna Baltzer: What Aren't We Hearing & How is Peace Possible?

Anna Baltzer presents… "Palestine: What Aren't We Hearing & How is Peace Possible?"

Opportunities to hear Anna Baltzer and others tonight in Newark and and April 7, 2010, at Penn State:

Today, Mar 24, 6:00 PM
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Campus Center, Ballroom
Newark, N.J.
Hosted by the NJIT Muslim Student Association

It's a joint event with:
- Alison Weir, founder and executive director of If Americans Knew (www.IfAmericansKnew.org)
- Julia Hurley, a student who has raised thousands for the people of Gaza, including as part of the project "Backpacks for Gaza", and
- Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet and editor of the recently released collection of poetry, spoken word, hip hop, and art, Poets For Palestine. More on Remi at http://www.poeticinjustice.net/

And Wednesday, April 7, 6:30 PM
Penn State University
University Park, Penn.
Sponsored by PSU Students for Justice in Palestine: http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/sjp/Events.html

Anna Baltzer, Jewish American speaker, author, granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, and recent guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," brings her presentation about the conflict and what you can do to bring peace and justice to Israel and Palestine.

Baltzer has lived and worked part-time in the Middle East for more than seven years. She has appeared on television and lectured at universities, schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, think tanks, and other policy institutes around the world with her book, Witness in Palestine. In 2009, she received the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Rachel Corrie Peace & Justice Award and a Certificate of Commendation from the Governor of Wisconsin for her commitment to justice in the Holy Land. She is a contributor to four upcoming books on the subject and serves on the Middle East committee of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom and the Board of Directors of The Research Journalism Institute, Grassroots Jerusalem, and NewPolicy.org. For more information about Baltzer's work, visit http://www.annainthemiddleeast.com/

Watch Baltzer’s interview on the Daily Show alongside Palestinian presidential candidate and nonviolence leader Mustafa Barghouti:

Part 1: www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-28-2009/exclusive---anna-baltzer---mustafa-barghouti-extended-interview-pt--1
Part 2: www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-28-2009/exclusive---anna-baltzer---mustafa-barghouti-extended-interview-pt--2

Following her presentation, Baltzer will be selling and signing copies of her book: Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.

“Baltzer sheds light on the important political, historical, and emotional complexities of the challenges facing Israel and Palestine.”
--Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin

“Even those who are familiar with the grim reality of the occupied territories will quickly be drawn into a world they had barely imagined by these vivid, searingly honest, intensely acute portrayals.”
--Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus & Middle East Specialist

For more information, visit www.AnnaInTheMiddleEast.com/presentations

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