Dr. Rania Masri will speak about the effects of the Israeli assault on Gaza, its relationship to the rest of Palestine, and the ways that people can work to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine, with special attention to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Masri, an Arab-American writer and longtime human-rights activist, is an environmental sciences professor at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. She has been director of the Southern Peace Research and Education Center in North Carolina, a national board member of Peace Action, and on the steering committees of United for Peace and Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union-NY. She also served as an expert in the Court of Conscience on the Israeli 2006 War on Lebanon, presenting testimony on the environmental impact of the Israeli war on Lebanon.
Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., Austin 78723