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Breaking the Siege

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Ted Auerbach of United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), New York will visit campus to discuss the international event, Break the Siege of Gaza (Gaza Freedom March) and to talk and share photos of his visits to Gaza.

Auerbach is one of the coordinators for Break the Siege of Gaza that is scheduled to take place on Jan. 1, 2010.  The event is an international initiative undertaken by various international groups and individuals, including both Jewish (and some Israeli) and Palestinian peace groups to break the brutal siege of Gaza non-violently and through the Gandhian tactic of Civil Disobedience.   

An activist and organizer for many peace and justice issues, Auerbach has worked against the Israeli occupation and for human rights in Palestine for many years. He recently returned from a delegation to Gaza and has been actively sharing and speaking about his experiences there.  

Auerbach’s talk, sponsored by the Young Memorial Trust Fund, Fisher Center, Political Science Department, History Department, Intercultural Affairs, and International Student Association, will begin at 7 p.m. in Demarest Hall, room 14. It is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

For more information about United for Peace and Justice, NY, visit: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/index.php