2:00-4:00 pm Sunday May 20 - Jesse Peterman Memorial Library [321 West Main Street, Floyd, Virginia]
Occupation. Separation Wall. Checkpoints. Travel Permits. Building Permits. Settlements.
We read these words weekly in the news from the Holy Land. What do they mean? What do they mean to the everyday lives of Israelis and Palestinians?
Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American Columbia graduate and Fulbright scholar, presents her discoveries as a volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank, documenting human rights abuses and supporting Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. Baltzer's presentation provides those interested in the Israel/ Palestine conflict with critical information and documentation that can be difficult to obtain through mainstream Western media sources, and to encourage dialog towards taking action on the issue. Topics discussed include checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, Zionism, 1948 War & refugees, censorship, the Wall, the ongoing annexation of Palestinian land, and the almost unbearable living conditions under the occupation.