San Francisco, CA: Report-Back from Bay Area Delegates to World Social Forum Free Palestine
Monday, December 17th, 6:30pm
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St. (at 16th), San Francisco
This space IS wheelchair accessible
On November 8th, Israel began a new round of brutal attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza almost exactly four years after Operation Cast Lead, the last major Israeli war on Gaza, left 1,400 Gazans dead in 2008-09. Israel's attacks against the Gaza Strip, committed with U.S. weapons provided as military aid, will likely continue to escalate into a larger-scale and longer-term ongoing invasion.
From November, 28 to December 1, 2012, the World Social Forum Free Palestine, an ongoing process of global mobilizing, strategizing, and planning of joint action, culminated in Porto Alegre, Brazil with a 4 day gathering of the international Palestine solidarity movement. The WSF Free Palestine gathering is historic in its scope with delegations from 38 countries from all five continents participating in over 158 self-organized activities—making this event the largest gathering of solidarity and social movements for Palestine ever. The WSF Free Palestine seeks to build connections between the Palestinian struggle and global justice movements around the world. The recent Israeli attacks underscore the urgency and importance of the WSF Free Palestine as a space for coordination of global actions for effective solidarity towards a just peace.
Please join us for a report-back and discussion with Bay Area delegates to the World Social Forum Free Palestine to continue building from the momentum of this historic gathering and strategize on future actions to confront Israel's occupation and aggression.
Suggested Donation of $5-$10 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Co-sponsored by: Center for Political Education, SFSU Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN), Catalyst Project.