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In this webinar, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh will describe the catastrophic environmental impact of Israeli settler colonialism on the land of Palestine. He will also share how Palestinian civil society organizations are working to research, educate about and conserve Palestine’s natural world, culture and heritage in the face of the Israeli state’s human rights and environmental abuses. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh is founder and volunteer director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) at Bethlehem University ( Qumsiyeh published over 160 scientific papers, over 30 book chapters, and several books on topics ranging from cultural heritage to human rights to biodiversity conservation to cancer. He serves on the board of a number of Palestinian youth and service organizations (see also and oversees many projects related to sustainability of human and natural communities. He is laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation award the Takreem award among others.

This event is cosponsored by:
Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Bay Area
AROC: Arab Resource and Organizing Center
NorCal Sabeel
Friends of Wadi Foquin
Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area
MECA: Middle East Children’s Alliance
PYM: Palestine Youth Movement, Bay Area
QUIT!: Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism
USPCN: U.S. Palestinian Community Network, NorCal
Workers World Party, Bay Area