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Justice movements and how they coordinate

Description: 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
AbidIman Abid, Director, Genesee Valley Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union

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
Location: Dewey Hall 1101 on the University of Rochester's river campus quad,
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 7:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:17am GMT