Israeli Activist Amos Gvirtz to speak in Grand Rapids April 9 & 10

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Amos Gvirtz, a long-time Israeli peace activist on a tour of Canada and US, will speak to the conflict in Palestine and Israel. A founding member of the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions and other Israeli peace groups, Amos has developed an international audience with his weekly emails about unpublicized incidents, events, and government actions affecting the Palestinian and Bedouin communities in Israel and Palestine. Currently he is active in supporting the rights of the Bedouin in the Negev as a member of the Israeli Co-Existence Forum.

Gvirtz will speak at GVSU on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm in Cook-DeWitt on the Allendale Campus. This presentation is co-sponsored by Peace Means, Healing Children of Conflict and Middle East Studies.

The Israeli activist will then speak at Calvin College on Friday, April 10 at noon, in the Commons Knollcrest Room. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Middle East Club of Calvin College, Calvin’s History Department, Healing Children of Conflict, and Peace Means (Grand Valley State University).

Both events are free and open to the public.

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