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7:00pm [7:00pm] Justice movements and how they coordinate
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Justice movements and how they coordinate Commonality of Oppression; Solidarity in Struggle; Liberation for a Better World: Freedom! Dewey Hall 1101 on the University of Rochester's river campus quad, 7-9 p.m. Presented Christians Witnessing for Palestine in collaboration with Students for a Democratic Society. *See parking tip at end. Keynote: Khury Petersen-Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Khury Petersen-Smith Boston-based activist Areas of focus: Black liberation, Palestinian solidarity, and U.S. Empire Co-author and co-organizer of the 2015 Statement of Black Solidarity With Palestine, which was signed by over 1,100 Black scholars, activists, and artists Traveled to Gaza in 2009 with a Viva Palestina medical relief delegation Took part in a 2004 peace delegation to Iraq Has lectured in Australia, Greece, and Switzerland as well as the U.S. Book manuscript in progress: Rocket's Red Glare: An Introduction to U.S. Empire(forthcoming in 2019) Born in Albany; studied in Rochester: B.S., Multidisciplinary Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology (2004) Responses from panelists Dr. Marvin McMickleDr. Marvin McMickle, Ph.D., moderator for the evening Since May 2011, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Previously served in parish ministry in Cleveland OH Professor Emeritus, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland OH Author of 15 books Iman AbidIman Abid, Director, Genesee Valley Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union Palestinian-American Served as President of the Monroe County Young Democrats and western region vice president of the New York State Young Democrats Political science degree from RIT Melanie FunchessMelanie Funchess, Director of Community Engagement, Mental Health Association Advocate for healthcare reform Participant with Black Women's Leadership Forum, Coalition for the Beloved Community, African American Health Coalition, and FR-EE Health Disparities Work Group And of course your comments and questions are important part of the program. There's no admission charge; no ticket is required. Please share this informations as you feel comfortable. A flier for this event is here as pdfand here as img; similar information is on the CW4P website. *Stop at the Wilson Blvd. kiosk for parking instructions; a $3 fee may be required

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