Saturday, November 06, 2010
11/7: CPJME Presents Ali Abunimah, Co-Founder of The Electronic Intifada, at UNM
The UNM Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (CPJME) and UNM Students Organizing Actions For Peace (SOAP), with the UNM American Studies and Peace Studies Departments, presents Ali Abunimah, "From New Mexico to Palestine: The Global Struggle for Human Rights and Equality." Abunimah is co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country, A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.
The event takes place on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the UNM SUB Ballroom B, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The suggested donation is $12 (Student Discount with Student ID $6). Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has been some pressure on the groups to cancel this speech. In response, Danya Mustafa of the UNM Freshman and Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East co-President wrote this op-ed that appeared in the Albuquerque Journal. Margaret Leicester, UNM graduate student and Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East co-founder, and Richard Forer, Albuquerque community activist, cosigned the column.
This event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International at UNM; Coalition for Immigration, Race and Social Justice (CIRSJ); UNM Fair Trade Initiative; UNM Muslim Student Association (MSA); A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition New Mexico; Another Jewish Voice-Albuquerque; BDS-NM; CAMBIO; The Gray Panthers of a Greater Albuquerque; The Coalition to stop $30 billion to Israel. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.