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12:00pm [12:00pm] Vigil PA&E
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Peace/Anti-War vigil at corner of East Ave. and Goodman Street, Rochester. All are welome!

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2:00pm [2:00pm] WITNESS PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL JUSTICE IN THE U.S. AND PALESTINE
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WITNESS PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION JUSTICE IN THE U.S. AND PALESTINE NOURA ERAKAT AND DANIELLE PONDER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2:00 P.M. Incarnate Word Lutheran Church 597 East Avenue, Rochester Parking entrance on Goodman Street It’s a matter of fairness and justice. How does the law help / hinder the pursuit of same? What are the legal avenues that might lead to justice and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis? How can domestic U.S. law help overcome the centuries of racism in North America? Two noted attorneys, each a compelling speaker, will be with us to explain this subject in accessible, layperson’s language. Of course they’ll address your questions. Noura Erakat is a Palestinian/American human rights attorney, activist, and an assistant professor at George Mason University, Fairfax VA. She is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya e‑zine and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She has served as legal counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the House of Representatives and as the Legal Advocacy Officer for the BADIL Resource Center for Refugee and Residency Rights. Noura’s scholarly interests include humanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law, and national security law. Her book about international law is due out in March 2019. Witness Palestine Film Festival screened her film Gaza in Context in 2017. Until recently, Rochester native Danielle Ponder was an attorney in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office. She’s now in private practice focusing on human-rights law, including refugees and immigration. She founded the music group Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People. Its repertoire includes a multi-media performance For the Love of Justice. She’s on the board of Teen Empowerment, which helps low-income, urban youth hone their understanding of social problems and use their skills to create change in their own lives and in their communities. More information at www.witnesspalestinerochester.com

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3:00pm [3:00pm] Lecture by Dr. Damian Zynda and of the Canonization of Oscar Romero Mass of Cele
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Lecture by Dr. Damian Zynda and Mass of Celebration Lecture Retreat and Mass of Celebration of the Canonization of Oscar Romero St. Oscar Romero: A Disciple in Troubled Times Lecture by Dr. Damian Zynda, PhD 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Golisano Academic Center, Room 38 Nazareth College Mass of Celebration for Saint Oscar Romero 7:00 PM Linehan Chapel Golisano Academic Center Nazareth College ALL ARE WELCOME! On Sunday, October 14, Pope Francis will canonize Óscar Romero making him a Roman Catholic Saint. While Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador he spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. On March 24, 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 24 as the "International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims" in recognition of the role of Archbishop Romero in defense of human rights. St. Oscar Romero: A Disciple in Troubled Times When Sunday, Oct. 14th, 3-4:30pm Where GAC 38

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