Amnesty International Edmonton is hosting an event focused on Palestine/Israel at its upcoming general meeting, which is open to the public:
Sharing Tea Amidst Conflict
Tuesday, June 21 (7:00 pm)
McKernan Community Hall
11341 78 Avenue (map)
How can there be peace in Israel and Palestine? Can you have peace without justice? Is a two state solution even possible? These questions stirred Debbie Hubbard and Dean Reidt to volunteer to serve for three months as human rights observers in the occupied territories of Palestine. The answers to those questions became clearer as they worked along side Palestinian and Israeli activists from October 2014 to January 2015 in East Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
They will be sharing stories of their experiences and some of the reality on the ground that they witnessed.
In the words of the late Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe “until lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” This is an opportunity to hear the story from a perspective that is often not shared in the Canadian media.
This even is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Kirk Starkie at firstname.lastname@example.org