The Fourth Annual
Walk for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine
Gathering Program * Walk * Potluck Buffet/Program
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Beginning at 12:15pm
N E W L O C A T I O N T H I S Y E A R !
Ridgeland Commons Park
Lake St. at Scoville Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois
Join together with Palestinians, Israelis, Christians, Jews, Muslims and
secularists to affirm our solidarity with the Palestinians and Israelis
who are working to establish a true and lasting peace based on justice.
Join us as we demand changes in U.S. policy and call upon our leaders
to be honest brokers in pursuing a just resolution to this tragic conflict.
Program of Events:
--We will begin the Gathering Program at Ridgeland Commons Park at 12:15
with a welcome message and opening program of speakers and performers.
--Following the gathering program, we will step off on the Walk for a
Just Peace on a route appx. 1 mile in length in Oak Park.
--Following the Walk, we will gather at Pilgrim Congregational Church
(460 W. Lake St.) for the Potluck Advocacy Buffet/Program, featuring
more great speakers, performance, food, music, fellowship, and advocacy
We are honored and pleased to welcome a fantastic line-up of speakers
and performers to this year's program:
** Ali Abunimah: Co-founder of Electronic Intifada; vice-president of
Arab American Action Network; analyst, public speaker, and writer.
** Eyas Alhoumouz: Co-founder of Al Awda; board member of Chicago
Palestine Film Festival.
** Kevin Coval: Jewish poet and performance artist who has performed
around the world; member of the National Poetry Slam Team.
** Avner Efendowicz: Yesh Gvul activist and reserve officer in the
Israeli army who refuses to serve in the Occupied Territories.
** Emily Hauser: American-Israeli writer, published in a wide range of
Israeli and American publications since the early 1990's.
** Jimmy Johnson: Researcher and organizer for the Israeli Committee
Against House Demolitions, recently returned from 5 months in Jerusalem
and West Bank.
** Michael D. Levin: Extraordinary jazz wind player, appearing with the
** Mansour Aziz Mansour: Palestinian journalism student who organizes
nonviolent protest actions against construction of the separation
barrier in the West Bank.
Please mark your calendars, tell your friends, and come join us. It will
be a great afternoon!
This event is organized by the Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and
, in conjunction with
numerous co-sponsors; list in formation.
For more information, call 312/427-2533x18 or e-mail JustPeace1@...