Israeli peace activist to speak Sunday in Nevada City |

Israeli peace activist to speak Sunday in Nevada City

The Director of the Middle East Program of the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco, Dalit Baum, will be speaking about “Working for Peace and Justice in Palestine/Israel” from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, at the Nevada City United Methodist Church, 433 Broad St., in Nevada City.

Baum is an Israeli peace activist, co-founder of “Who Profits from the Occupation,” a research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel; is a database that presents an ongoing grassroots investigation effort dedicated to ending the Israeli occupation of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza and the Golan Heights, and to achieving a just peace in Palestine/Israel. By exposing companies and corporations involved in the occupation, Who Profits hopes to promote a change in public opinion and corporate policies, leading to an end to the occupation, according to the group.

Baum lectures about militarism the global economy at Haifa University and Beit Berl College in Israel. In addition to her work for the American Friends Service Committee, she has served as an “activist in residence” with Global Exchange, directing the program “Economic Activism for Palestine,” which supports divestment campaigns in the U.S..

The event is sponsored by the Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County and the Nevada City United Methodist Church and Society Committee. Admission is free; donations for aid to Gaza will be welcomed. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 530-478-1943.

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