UFV to host day-long Palestine conference

Free public event takes place Saturday, Nov. 26 at Abbotsford campus

The plight of the Palestinian people will be explored at a day-long conference on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the department of political science and the peace and conflict studies program.

It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room B101.

The keynote speakers are Cindy and Craig Corrie, whose daughter, human rights activist Rachel Corrie, was crushed to death in 2003 by an Israeli military bulldozer as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza.

Motivated by their daughter’s example, the Corries established the Rachel Corrie Peace and Justice Foundation,

which supports peace and justice initiatives.

The Corries are currently leading an interfaith delegation in the West Bank and Gaza.

Additional speakers include members of B.C.’s Palestinian community, a representative of Independent Jewish Voices, and local advocates for Palestinian rights.

For more information, visit “UFV Palestine Conference” on Facebook.

 

 

 

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