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Just Peace
Monday  6pm - 7pm
Hosted By Heather Gray & Nadia Ali, Ph.D.


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November 7, 2011

Tonight on Just Peace we welcome three guest speakers from this coming weekend's Sabeel conference, Nov. 10th - Nov. 12th, at the Trinity Presbyterian Church. As our regular listeners know, we have interviewed many of the conference's other speakers on Just Peace in the past, including Sabeel's founder, Rev. Naim Ateek, as well as Dr. Mark Braverman, Anna Balzer, and Oded Na'aman. Tonight, we are joined by Salwa Duaibis, Manal Tamimi, and Atlanta's own Dr. Maia Hallward.

A number of U.S. civil rights movement leaders, including Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Angela Davis, and Alice Walker, have drawn parallels between their struggle for civil rights in the American South and current nonviolent movements in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. This weekend's Sabeel conference, entitled "From Birmingham to Bethlehem: The Power of Nonviolence in the US and Palestine-Israel," accordingly brings together leaders of the U.S. civil rights movement and leaders of current non-violent movements in Palestine and Israel to further explore the interconnections between the two movements and discuss ways to continue the struggle and move forward against oppression.

Salwa Duaibis is an Israeli-Palestinian currently living in the West Bank town of Ramallah. She works as a research and advocacy officer at the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), a Ramallah-based non-governmental women's rights organization established in 1991 to address the causes and consequences of human rights violations against Palestinian women in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Manal Tamimi is a community leader and human rights activist from the village of An Nabi Saleh near the West Bank town of Ramallah. She received a diploma in management from the Continuing Education Program at Birzeit University, but her passion for English poetry and novels prompted her to pursue a degree in English literature at the Jerusalem Open University. Her unique leadership qualities, educational background, and love for her community make her one of the most articulate speakers about life under occupation. She is a mother of four and works as a field researcher with the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling.

Dr. Maia Hallward is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kennesaw State University with a joint appointment in the Ph.D. program in International Conflict Management. She is the author of the book, Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifadah. Dr. Hallward lived and worked in Palestine, Israel, and Jordan for four years. She is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Peacekeeping and Development.

As a special treat, we will also showcase music and be joined tonight by a member of this Wednesay's concert, Hip Hop for Palestine, with Palestine's Hip Hop Legends, DAM, with Invincible (Detroit) and introducing Palestinian-American Emcee Khaki Mustafa! The concert will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9th, at The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA. Doors open at 8 pm.


March 28, 2011

This Monday on Just Peace, we will again talk with Atlanta urban farmer K. Rashid Nuri. This week we will focus on organic production Ė what it is, what it means, its importance and how it is implemented.

Organic production is, in fact, one of the fastest growing sectors in American agriculture. We will talk with Rashid about this and why growing naturally and organically is one of his central missions.

Rashid is the founder of Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms (TLW) which was launched in 2006. TWL now has a number of farms in Atlanta with the latest one being a 4 acre garden in the historic Sweet Auburn Avenue district in the heart of Atlanta. It is now known as the Wheat Street Garden.

On numerous raised beds at the Wheat Street Garden, TLW grows organic vegetables, fruits and herbs.

Since its founding, Truly Living Well has organically grown approximately 10,000 pounds of food annually on small plots of donated land within the City of Atlanta. The Company has developed strong support among consumers, institutions and community advocates not only for its vision, but most satisfyingly for the superior quality of its food.

Donít miss this second of the Just Peace series with Rashid Nuri on March 28, 2011 at 6PM...and go to the Truly Living Well website at www.trulylivingwell.com for more information about this important institution.

Some articles to consider on this topic are:

Urban Farming's Challenge to Corporate Agriculture: Grow Your Own
By HEATHER GRAY and K. RASHID NURI
February 17, 2010
http://www.counterpunch.org/gray02172010.html

Making the Case for Urban Agriculture
By K. Rashid Nuri
February 24, 2010
http://www.mediaforum.org/RecentDisplay.cfm?ID=3077

Witnessing a Shift in the Worldview of Agriculture
How Organic Agriculture Can Feed the World
By HEATHER GRAY and K. RASHID NURI
March 10, 2010
http://www.counterpunch.org/gray03102010.html




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