Monday, January 11, 7 pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave.
On Monday, January 11 Cortland activist Tim Rodriguez will report on his experience participating in the Gaza Freedom March in Egypt in late December and early January. Mr. Rodriguez will speak at 7 pm at the ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse.
"I traveled to Egypt to assist in bringing desperately needed aid to the Palestinians of Gaza and call on the international community to open Gaza's borders," said Rodriguez, a recent graduate of SUNY Cortland who works for the college strengthening relations with the surrounding community. "It was amazing to participate in such an international effort, I was among over 1300 people from 43 countries, united by a commitment to justice," he continued.
The Gaza Freedom March (www.gazafreedom.org) was timed to coincide with the one year anniversary of Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip. Some 1400 Palestinians were killed during the invasion, the vast majority of whom were civilians.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel, a community educational and advocacy project which provides grassroots education and generates political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace between Israel and Palestine. Coordinated by the Syracuse Peace Council, its members are a diverse group of Muslims, Jews, Christians and others