This Friday Feb 19th, Students for a Democratic Society is really excited to help host both
Ali Abunimah and Ashanti Alston at the University of Houston.
At noon, Ali Abunimah will speak in the Atlantic Room in the University Center Underground
At 2pm, Ashanti Alston will speak in the Bluebonnet Room, upstairs in the University Center
Ali Abunimah is one of the most dynamic and well-informed speakers on Palestine. He is the Executive Director of The Electronic Intifada and a writer and commentator on Middle East and Arab-American affairs. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jordan Times, Lebanon’s Daily Star and Ha’aretz, among others. He is frequent guest on local, national and international radio and television, including public radio and television, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, the BBC and many others. Abunimah lectures frequently at colleges in the United States. He received his BA from Princeton University and MA from the University of Chicago. Abunimah travels often to the Middle East and is a full-time researcher in social policy at the University of Chicago. His first book, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, was published in 2007 and makes a compelling case for a one-state solution based on legal equality for Israelis and Palestinians.
Help us Promote: Facebook Event | Flier Ali will also be speaking in the evening at the Hilton Garden Inn, by the Galleria – 3201 Sage Rd. at 6:45pm. More info at Palestinians for Peace and Democracy website
Ashanti Alston is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and was a political prisoner for over 12 years. He publishes the zine “Anarchist Panther” and has spent time in Chiapas, Mexico, studying the autonomous structure of Zapatista communities. Ashanti resides in New York, where he is presently the national co-chair of the Jericho Amnesty Movement, and an active member of Estacion Libre, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and Critical Resistance. He will be speaking about race, resistance, cross-border struggles and anarchism.
Help us Promote: Facebook Event | Flier Ashanti will also be speaking at SHAPE Community Center’s Harambe Building at 7:30pm. More info at the Sedition Books Website