O Little Town of Bethlehem…
Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus, is in a crisis situation. Please join us this Christmas season to learn more about life as a Palestinian and explore Bethlehem as a microcosm of the occupation of Palestine. Our guests will share their first-hand experiences from Palestine, giving us a glimpse of what the Holy Land has become.
Saturday December 12, 2009 4PM
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
(Jr High Room, South Wing)
6200 N. Garrett
Garden City, Idaho 83714
This event is free and open to the public
Presented by Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
and Voices for Palestine
DORGHAM ABUSALIM was born and raised in the Gaza Strip. He is currently attending the College of Idaho where he studies International Political Economy, with a minor in Journalism. Dorgham feels lucky that he has survived the effects of the occupation and is able to stay active regarding the Palestinian/Israeli conflict with a view that embraces all of its aspects.
REEM ANANI is a displaced Palestinian raising her family here in Boise. She is active in a number of community organizations that support the Palestinian cause and help to raise awareness about the conflict.
JESSE LONG studied boat building at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked in many crafts including furniture making, boatbuilding and in structural and ornamental ironwork. He attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design receiving a certificate in Architecture. His research concerns the rights of labor and craft and environment in the context of globalization. He is currently an artist in residence at the project Decolonizing Architecture in Bethlehem, Palestine. (www.decolonizing.ps)
ANNE GOUGH’s experience in Palestine includes an artist residency with Decolonizing Architecture in Bethlehem and work for The Galilee Society, an environmental NGO near Nazareth. She is committed to advancing food security, land access and cultural democracy in Palestine.