Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

Friends of Sabeel Conference: February 15, 16

Posted by nakba60la on February 5, 2008


Keynote & Workshop Speakers

REV DR NAIM ATEEK REV. DR. NAIM ATEEK
From a position of faith, Dr. Ateek seeks to find solutions based on the faith principles of justice, peace, and nonviolence. A former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, he helped found the ministry of Sabeel.
DR GABRIEL PITERBERG DR. GABRIEL PITERBERG
Dr. Gabi Piterberg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up in Israel. Currently he is Associate Professor of History at UCLA. He has also taught at the University of Durham, England, and Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
PHYLLIS BENNIS PHYLLIS BENNIS
Ms. Bennis is a senior analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She has been a writer, analyst and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years.
NABILA ESPANIOLY NABILA ESPANIOLY
Nabila Espanioly founded the Al-Tufula center in Nazareth in 1989 and has served as the director since that time. Nabila is a founding member and current chairperson of the Mossawa Center, the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel.
REV. DR. DONALD WAGNER REV. DR. DONALD WAGNER
Reverend Wagner is professor and director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at North Park University in Chicago. He is also on the steering committee of FOSNA.
DR. LAILA AL-MARAYATI DR. LAILA AL-MARAYATI
Dr. Al-Marayati is the spokesperson and past president of the Muslim Women’s League, a Los Angeles based organization dedicated to disseminating accurate information about Islam.
ANNA BALTZER ANNA BALTZER
Ms. Baltzer is a Jewish American Columbia graduate, Fulbright scholar, and volunteer with the International Women’s Peace Service. She brings a Jewish perspective to experiencing occupation.
RIZEK ABU SHARR RIZEK ABU SHARR
Rizek Abu Sharr was the first Palestinian General Director of YMCA in West Jerusalem. For 46 years he worked for dialogue and reconciliation among Christian, Jew and Muslim.
ROBERT MASSOUD ROBERT MASSOUD
Founder of Zatoun, fair trade olive oil from Palestine, Robert Massoud has used the glorious gift of olive oil from Palestine to weave a web of inspiration and mass support in North America and build bridges to Palestine.
CHRIS BROWN CHRIS BROWN
Chris Brown is an independent journalist living in San Francisco. In 2004 he volunteered with Christian Peace Maker Teams near Hebron. While escorting Palestinian children to school he and a colleague were beaten by Israeli settlers.
DR. NADERA SHALOUB-KERVORKIAN DR. NADERA SHALOUB-KERVORKIAN
Dr. Shalhoub-Kervorkian is currently a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Criminology. She also holds a teaching position at the Hebrew University School of Social Work.
HUSSAM AYLOUSH HUSSAM AYLOUSH
Mr. Ayloush is the Southern California Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs.
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