Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences

November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine

This conference marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which committed Britain to the establishment of a ‘national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine without consulting the indigenous population. It will explore the consequences of this British commitment, and how we in the US can push for a just resolution of a century-old conflict with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians.

Keynote address by Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.
Panel speakers include:
Thomas Abowd, Tufts University
Susan Akram, Boston University Law School
Nadia Ben-Youssef, USA Representative, Adalah
Amahl Bishara, Tufts University
Anat Biletzki, Quinnipiac University
Gabriel Camacho, Project Voice, AFSC
Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University
Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts Boston
Yamila Hussein-Shannan, Boston Teacher Residency
Rami Khouri, Journalist, American University of Beirut
Mahtowin Munroe, United American Indians of New England
Nancy Murray, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine
Hilary Rantisi, Harvard Kennedy School
Thomas Suarez, Author
Carl Williams, Attorney, National Lawyers Guild

Workshop presenters include: Nidal al-Azraq, Elsa Auerbach, Leila Aruri, Ari Belathar, Sara Driscoll, Dalia Fuleihan, Jude Glaubman, Jeff Klein, Eleanor Roffman, Eve Spangler.
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Free and open to the public.
Suggested Donation: $10. Lunch: $5.

Sponsored by: The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and The Trans Arab Research Institute.

Co-sponsors:, AFSC Peace & Economic Security Program, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Arabic Hour, Andala, Arlington Street Church Social Action Committee, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Boston University SJP, Cambridge to Bethlehem People to People Project, Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, Friends of Mada al-Carmel, Friends of Sabeel- New England, Grassroots International, Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace- Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, Massachussetts Peace Action, Middle East Education Group at First Parish in Cambridge, National Lawyers Guild – MA, North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice, Palestine Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School, Palestinian House of New England, Smith College SJP, Suffolk University SJP, The City School, Tree of Life Educational Fund, Tufts University Students for Justice in Palestine, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East- MA chapter, Unitarian Universalist MA Action Network, United for Justice with Peace, UMass Amherst SJP, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Western MA CodePink, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Young Abolitionists.