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USA East Coast Schedule 11- 22 June
(all talks are free except the one June 16, includes dinner $20-30/person)
Monday 11 June To Friday June 15 National Geographic Explorer Conference at National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St. NW Washington, DC 20036
Tuesday 12 June 7 PM Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD https://www.facebook.com/events/263786024165306/
Wed 13 June Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St, NE Metro station (Fort Totten). Importance of human and biological diversity: threats and opportunities in Palestine as case study. Sponsored also by Jewish Voice for Peace DC
Thursday June 14th 6:30 PM Mayhem versus sanity in Western Asia: Why Palestine is still the issue. 2425 Virginia Ave NW | Washington, DC http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/events/upcoming/mayhem-versus-sanity-in-western-asia-why-palestine-is-still-the-issue
Saturday 16 June 4 PM talk at Tree of Life Conference, First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT
Sunday 17th June 10 AM church service, First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT
Sunday 17 June 4-5 PM Palestine Museum, 1764 Litchfield Turnpike, Suite 200, Woodbridge, CT 06525 palestinemuseum.us
Monday 18 July 6:30 p.m. First Church of Christ, Congregational Suffield CT, 81 High St. Suffield, Sr. Minister Rev. Bridget Fidler
Tuesday 19 June 7 PM Boston Community church: 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 https://www.facebook.com/events/168149993857455/
Wednesday 20 June 7 p.m. Reversing Falls Sanctuary near Blue Hill, Maine http://www.reversingfalls.org/
Thursday 21 June 7-9 PM:256 West 38th Street, 12th floor (between 7th and 8th Ave) Manhattan (UAW headquarters).
Friday 22 June 7-9 PM Inquiring Minds bookstore in Saugerties, Hudson valley (who will also order Mazin�s books). MECR (Middle East Crisis Org) Co-sponsors will be HV-JVP (Hudson Valley Jewish Voice for Peace,) Veterans for Peace, Hudson Valley BDS
October - November 2017 London and UK Tour
Mazin Qumsiyeh is a Professor and Director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability, Bethlehem University (www.palestinenature.org). Professor Qumsiyeh is an activist and speaks and writes about ecology and human rights in Palestine. Author of Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle (2004, out of print but available online); Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment (Pluto Press 2010)
Tues 24 Oct
10:00 Wytham Woods
13:00 University of Oxford Natural History Museum
14:15 Oxford Botanic Garden
19:30 Memorial for Mr. Qavi (philanthropist for Palestine), Quaker Meeting House, Lawn Terrance, Blackheath http://www.blackheathquakers.org.uk/
Wed 25th Oct Leeds
16:00 Meeting/ Lecture, Garstang Bldg, School of Geography, University of Leeds
18:00 "Sharing the Land of Canaan" Maurice Keyworth Bldg, Seminar Rm G31, Leeds University
Thu 26th Oct Chesterfield
16:00 pm "Environment and Justice in Bethlehem." Friends Meeting House, corner of Ashgate Road and Brockwell Lane, Chesterfield.
19:00 pm "Environment in Bethlehem." Mormon Chapel, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Organised by Stand Up to Racism, Interfaith Forum, Chesterfield PSC.
Fri 27th Oct Warwick
13:00 "Conservation and Sustainability in Palestine" R0.12, Ramphal Building, University of Warwick, Organised by Warwick for Justice in Palestine
19:00 Walsall, West Midlands "Environmental justice and sustainability in Palestine: challenges and opportunities". Venue: The Crossing at St Paul�s, Darwell Street, Walsall, WS1 1DA. Organised by Walsall Kobar Friendship Association in conjunction with West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign based in Birmingham.
Sat 28th Oct Oxford
16:00 Oxford public meeting "Environmental justice and sustainability in Palestine: challenges and opportunities" followed by social event with food plus stalls. Venue: West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, OX2 0BT. Organised by Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association and Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Sun 29th Oct Waltham Forest
14:30 "Environmentalism in Bethlehem". At The Hub (formerly the Asian centre), Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LN. Booking via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/MazinInLondon Organised by Waltham Forest PSC.
Mon 30th Oct London
20:00 Camden, London "Popular Resistance in Palestine: Towards Sharing the Land of Canaan." At Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA. Hosted by Camden Town with Primrose Hill Labour Party Branch, Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Jewish Voice for Labour. Introduced by Professor Tom Selwyn of SOAS, chaired by Richard Kuper of Jews for Justice for Palestinians and JVL.
Tues 31st Oct
17:45--19:00 London university "Political Challenges to Diversity in Both Nature and Society in Palestine: Role of Colonialism and Role of Civil Society". London Middle East Institute, SOAS, University of London, MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA. Part of the London Middle East Institute's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.
19:45--22:00 Merton, South West London "Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Rights in Palestine". Merton Arts Space, Compton Road, London SW19 7QA - behind Wimbledon Library (near Wimbledon Station). Organised by Merton PSC.
Wed 1st Nov
19:00 Oxford university "Sharing the Land of Canaan". At Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Woodstock Road, OX2 6JF. Organised by Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association and co-sponsored by Friends of Birzeit University (Fobzu). Chaired by Omar Shweiki of Fobzu.
Thurs 2nd Nov
10:30 -11.00 talk at All Saints Church Parish hall, Westbourne Road Bedford confirmed. Members of All Saints and Bedford Friends of Al Walaja and other interested persons (Rob is as far as I know still waiting to hear from Bedford Climate change members. Cover issues of Al Walaja (15 minutes) Followed by questions at 11.00.
19:30 "Sharing the Land of Canaan". Trinity URC, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3RD (close to St Albans station). Organised by St Albans Friends of Palestine email@example.com. All welcome, free admission, stall with Zaytoun oil, dates etc.
June-July 2017 US Tour Schedule for Prof. Qumsiyeh
Day 1: Saturday, 17 June
#1: 11-12:30 "What does a Palestinian Christian have to say about Islam, peace studies, and conflict resolution" Presentation at Brown bag lunch meeting at Longmont Library, Longmont, CO Sponsored by UUJME members of Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, and RMPJC
#2: Tentative Noon: Longmont vigil (participate or observe)
#3: 2-5 pm Presentation at the Posner Center 1031 33rd St., Denver, CO 80205 Environment, Peace, Justice, Foreign Policy: Presentations and panel discussion.
2-3 pm: Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh: Environment, Justice, Middle East Peace
3-4 pm: Joseph Medicine Robe: Environmental and Justice matters from Native American perspectives. The No DNAPL movement and related water justice issues to be discussed.
4-5 pm: Panel discussion: Peace, Justice, Foreign Policy and related matters. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Joseph Medicine Robe, Iman Jodeh and Nadeen Ibrahim as panelists
Day 2: Sunday, 18 June
#1: 10 am Private tour for Dr. Qumsiyeh of Avenir Collections Center at Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Senior Curator
#2: 12:30-2 pm Palestine Nature and Peace Studies- Presentation at the Community Forum of First Universalist Church- Denver, held at First Plymouth Congregational Church of Denver, La Foret Room, 2nd Floor, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
#3: 3-5 pm "Racial and Environmental Justice: a Global and Palestinian Perspective". Friends of Sabeel-Colorado. Presentation at Augustana Lutheran Church 5000 E. Alameda at Fairfax, Denver, CO
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Day 1: Monday, 19 June
#1: 3-5 pm Meet with representatives of the Palestinian Community or tour Natural History Museum
#2: 6:30 pm Private Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, 20 June
#1: Morning Meet with representatives of Palestinian community or tour Natural History Museum
#2: 1-3 pm Meet with staff of Albuquerque Botanical Gardens and BioPark
#3: 7-9 pm Presentation at Synagogue
#4: 9 pm Meal at nearby restaurant
Day 1: Wednesday, 21 June
#1:Visit the Bat Bridge in Austin at dusk
#2: 3:37 Gorilla radio interview Chris Cook
#3 Meet at 7:30, Iftar at 8:30 Interfaith Iftar with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
$20 per person. Marakesh Cafe & Grill, 3301 Steck Avenue, Austin
Day 2: Thursday, 22 June
#1:10:30-11 am Presentation at Wild Basin Creative Research Center of St. Edward University
#2: 2:30-4:00 KOOP Radio studio interview
#3: ???Afternoon Presentation at St. Edward University Kozmetsky Center, 3001 South Congress, Austin, Texas 78704-6489 (room TBD)
#4: 7:00 pm Presentation to local environmentalist groups Green Party Office, 1105 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX
Day 3: Friday, 23 June
#1 9-10:30 am Nature Hike sponsored by Wild Basin Creative Research Center of St. Edward's University; capacity of 15-30 people (open to 15-30 people) 805 North Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746-3301
#2 10:30-11:30 am Tentative Presentation at Wild Basin Creative Research Center of St. Edward's University (above address) (open to 40 people)
#3 6:30 pm From Palestine to Texas: Our Role in Defending Our Planet" Presentation at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin, Texas
Reception at 6:30, Presentation at 7:00
From Texas to Palestine: Uniting to Protect and Preserve Diversity in Nature and Society
Sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights, Austin Jewish Voice for Peace, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
Open to the public; free admission. Facebook event page.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 1: Saturday, 24 June
#1: 1:30-4:30 pm Panelist at Commit2Respond Climate Justice workshop (open only to registered), New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Hall B2-1 & B2-2, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
#2: 6:30-7:45 pm "Linkages between Palestinian, Native American and Black Human Rights Movements" Presentation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker and Amanda Weatherspoon at Hampton Inn, Dauphine Room, 1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, (open to the public)
Day 2: Sunday, 25 June
#1: 12-2 pm Exhibit hall booth #422, New Orleans Morial Convention Center (open to the public) 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Day 1: Monday, 26 June
#1 Afternoon - Houston Museum of Natural Science Private tour of museum and offsite collection facility
#2 6:30-7:30 pm "Conservation and Sustainability in the Holy Land" Presentation at Houston Museum of Natural Science (admission fee: $18 non-members, $12 members) 5555 Hermann Park Dr. See www.hmns.org/lectures http://r.lectures.hmns.org/navz2vxyfl.html
#3 8:30-10:00 pm Fundraising Dinner - A limited number of seats are available. A donation of $100 and up is suggested. Please RSVP to email@example.com by end of the day on June 16
Day 2: Tuesday, 27 June
#1 12-1 pm Private Luncheon
#2 Tentative 2-4 pm Tour of Armand Bayou Nature Center
#3 5-6 pm Private Dinner
#4 7-9 pm "A Christian Palestinian Scientist from Bethlehem Talks About Conflict Resolution" presentation at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17500 El Camino Real (free, open to public)
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Day 1: Wednesday, 28 June
#1: 8-9:30 PM Reception and Fundraiser* Mediterranean Deli 410 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, RSVP by June 20 to 919-942-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 2: Thursday, 29 June
#1: Morning Meet with researchers at North Carolina State University Department of Applied Ecology
#2: Afternoon Tour of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, meetings with research and exhibit staff
#3: Private Dinner
#4: 7-8:30 pm Presentation at Daily Planet Cafe (20-minute presentation with Q&A) North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Downtown Raleigh: 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Day 1: Friday, 30 June
#1: 2-3 pm Presentation at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (SNMNH), 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, email email@example.com to RSVP; space limited
#2: 3-4 pm Private meeting with Smithsonian Invertebrate Studies Staff
#3: 4-5 pm Private meeting with Smithsonian Vertebrate Studies Staff
#4: 6:30-7:30 pm Presentation at the Jerusalem Fund 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037 RSVP at this link to attend at the Jerusalem Fund/PalestineCenter: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/events/upcoming/political-challenges-diversity-nature-society-palestine-role-colonialism-role-civil-society
Day 2: Saturday, 1 July
#1 10 am Presentation at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Baxter Hall, 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003
#2 11 am Walk down Capitol Hill to the Botanical Garden for informal tour
#3 12:30 pm Lunch at Smithsonian Native American Museum restaurant/cafeteria
#4: 4-7 pm Presentation at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
~ End of US Tour ~
October 23 - November 3 England Tour
Mostly around London area. Stay tuned for upcoming details
Luxembourg and Belgium
16 May Conf�rence publique, Haus vun der Natur. Kockelscheuer. 5, route de Luxembourg, hosted by 6 environmental groups
18 May L��cologie dans une situation d�occupation, Luxemourg, hosted by http://paixjuste.lu/
21 May Charleroi, Belgium. Conf�rence-d�bat sur la r�sistance palestinienne
Organisation, Plate-forme Charleroi-Palestine
22 Mai Bruxelles, Quel d�veloppement durable en Palestine? avec Mazin Qumsiyeh.
Et si la lutte pour les droits humains et celui pour la protection de l�environnement ne faisaient qu�un ? Avec Ecolo J et Etopia
Mazin Qumsiyeh, directeur du Mus�e d�histoire naturelle de Bethl�hem chercheur, professeur, auteur et activiste des droits humains a li� �troitement les deux : il joint sa recherche scientifique � la r�sistance non violente pour sa terre en voie de disparition et son peuple sous occupation.
Un homme exceptionnel qui a beaucoup � nous dire sur les belles formes de r�sistances et de d�veloppement durable dans un contexte particuli�rement difficile.
Mus�e palestinien d�histoire naturelle : https://www.palestinenature.org/
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Pasadena and Newport Beach, California
12:30 PM luncheon talk at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA
7:00 PM Talk at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach, CA
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Sacramento, California
7:00 PM Talk at Centennial United Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Fri-Sat, April 4-5, 2014 - Portland, Oregon
Two workshops at Sabeel Conference in Portland, Oregon. See http://www.fosna.org/content/portland-or-conference-april-4-5-2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Victoria, BC, Canada
7:00 PM Talk "Palestine today and in the future" at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus Young Building Room 220, Victoria, BC, Canada. Contact 250 370 3389.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:00 PM Talk at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings, Rm. 1700, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Free Admission.
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Recent Past Speaking Tours:
05/8/2013 in Hiroshima: 18:00 Local Voices in Hiroshima: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa, Fukushima, and Palestine
06/8/2013 in Hiroshima: 9:00 Short messages from NGOs before Die-In performance
09/8/2013 in Nagasaki: 7:00 Memorial Ceremony for Korean Victims. Short messages from NGO (Palestine and Taiwan); 10:00 Local Voices in Nagasaki
11/8/2013 in Osaka: 13:00 Public lecture
12/8/2013 in Kyoto: Public lecture
14/8/2013 in Tokyo: 18:15 - 20:45 Public lecture "Israeli occupation policy and Palestinian nonviolent resistance" at JICA Global Plaza
3-8/3/2013 The Oikotree Global Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa speaking on Kairos issues
10/3/2013 In Cape Town: Brief Talk during 9:30 AM Service at The Cathedral of St George the Martyr, 5 Wale Street, Cape Town, South Africa
11/3/2013 In Cape Town: 13:00 � 14:00. Public event at Attie Van Wijk Auditorium (Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University, Dorp Street 171, Stellenbosch
19/2/2013 In Paris: conference in Science-Po Paris at 7.15 PM
20/2/2013 In Bordeaux: Science-Po Bordeaux at 4 PM
21/2/2013 In Grenoble: Science-Po Grenoble at 6 PM
22/2/2013 in Geneva: Conference at room M1160 in Uni Mail around 6.15 PM. Address: Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205 Gen�ve, Suisse
24/10/2012 Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (private classes)
25/10/2012 7 PM, Joseph Thompson Middle East Lecture "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle" at Concordia College, Centrum (Knutson Campus Center), Moorhead, MN.
26/10/2012 Morning at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (private event), evening in Minneapolis, MN (private event)
27/10/2012, 10 AM to Noon MEPN Forum: Looking at the Zionist Arab Conflict from Many Angles. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Info: http://www.mepn.org/mepn.org/Forums_Events.html
28/10/2012, 12:30 to 2 PM, ELCA Peace with Justice Forum: Human Rights in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Avenue and 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN. Evening, private event near Northfield, MN
29/10/2012, late afternoon, On-campus presentation at Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Evening presentation at a Northfield Lutheran Church.