Cost of War
Thursday, January 3: Palestinian Activist Iyad Burnat to Speak in San Mateo
Palestinian peace activist Iyad Burnat will be the guest of Rebuilding Alliance and Peace Action of San Mateo County at the Dove and Olive Works in San Mateo, Thursday, January 3 at 1 PM. Iyad will give a free presentation about the current situation in Palestine.
From the West Bank town of Bil'in, Iyad is the head of the Bil'in Popular Committee and a leader in the village’s non-violent popular resistance movement. Since 2005 citizens of Bil'in have held weekly demonstrations against the building of the Israeli separation wall through the community’s agricultural lands, as well as the steady encroachment of illegal settlements.
During his 2012-2013 American tour, Iyad tells the stories of Bil'in and life in occupied Palestine, and talks about strategies for non-violent popular resistance with a goal of peace and prosperity for all people. Photos and videos accompany his presentations.
The Dove and Olive works is at 178 South Street (where South meets ‘B’ St.).