DENYING ETHNIC STUDIES - AZ TO PALESTINE!
Two Struggles, United!
Tucson youth combat racist attacks on Ethnic Studies and the right to their cultural education AND Palestinian students fight to retain their own cultural personhood and humanity in midst of brutal US-backed Israeli military occupation. Come hear how they unite in their struggles!
Thurs. April 21, 2011
7:00pmUofA Campus, ILC Rm. 120,
SPEAKERS see reverse for bios
ASIYA MIR (Tucson High School)
LEILANI CLARK ( )
MIRA DABIT ( , Ramallah, Israeli-occupied Palestine)
HANNA QASSIS (Birzeit University, Ramallah, Israeli-occupied Palestine)
LOCATION UofA Campus, ILC Rm. 120, http://www.arizona.edu/buildings/integrated-learning-center
Parking near Football Stadium: Cherry St. Garage & 2nd St. Garage
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Junior at Tucson High School, an organizer of UNIDOS, Ethnic Studies youth group, and founder of the at Tucson High.
22 year old political activist from Tucson Unified School District's Ethnic Studies Department and later in Tucson High Magnet School's chapter of M.E.Ch.A. Right after she graduated from Tucson High in 2007 she became a youth intern for la Coalicion de Derechos Humanos. Last year she became recognized nationwide as one of the members of the Capital 9, the first individuals who were arrested for protesting SB 1070.. She began her political career after being highly influenced by the critical thinking skills and political analysis she acquired while in
Born in Jerusalem to a refugee family originally from the 1948 city of Al Lod, Mira has been a political and youth worker , as well as a folkloric storyteller for many years. Mira received her and Sociology from Birzeit University. Upon graduation, she went to live and volunteer in Ireland (north and south), and worked there with community initiatives for three years. Mira is now back in Palestine, continuing her work and activism with the Right to Education campaign in Birzeit University, theater projects for youth, and anything else that allows the voice of the oppressed to be heard.
Born in Jerusalem in 1983, Hanna is from the town of Birzeit, Palestine. He graduated from Birzeit University in 2006 with a BA in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Academy for Educational Development in the West Bank, Hanna is a political and youth activist and volunteers with several Palestinian civil society organizations.in International Studies, also at Birzeit University. In addition to working for the