Friday, Apr. 26, 6pm: “5 Broken Cameras” Film Showing at UUFC, 2945 NW Circle, Corvallis. Filmed and directed by Emad Burnat (Palestinian), co-directed by Guy Davidi (Israeli); A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2012. Discussion and light refreshments to follow. Suggested donation: $6 or more. A benefit for Gaza Cultural Exchange – http://www.gazaexchange.org – “To promote cultural understanding and connections and to educate and empower for truth, justice, and peace.” Sponsors: UUFC, Social Justice Action Group and Albany/Corvallis Friends of Middle East Peace. Refreshments served.
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm: 30th Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace LaSells Stewart Center, OSU
Leah Bolger, former national president of Veterans for Peace, will give the annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace at Oregon State University on Tuesday, April 30.
Her talk, “Waging Peace,” begins at 7:30 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Bolger served more than 20 years in the United States Navy, with tours of duty across the world. She received her master’s degree in national security and strategic affairs from the Naval War College in 1994 and was a military fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. Since her retirement in 2000 with the rank of commander, she has dedicated herself to being a full-time peace activist.
After moving to Oregon in 2004, she formed the Linus Pauling Chapter of Veterans for Peace and served as its president for three years. In 2012 she became the first female president of the national Veterans for Peace.
Bolger has organized numerous public events, spoken before audiences large and small, presented workshops and served on panel discussions. She has testified before the Oregon Legislature, and has lobbied both state and federal officials. She has also been arrested numerous times for acts of civil disobedience.
The OSU lectureship honors Linus Pauling, an OSU graduate and two-time Nobel Prize laureate, and his wife, Ava Helen Pauling, a noted peace activist. It is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.
Saturday, May 4, 11am to 4pm: SECOND ANNUAL MAY DAY SOLIDARITY FAIR * * * Central Park, Corvallis
Music, speakers, workshops, displays. Fun for all while celebrating labor!
Saturday, May 4th: Delicious Palestinian dinner, auction, and film
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; 2945 NW Circle Blvd.
Reservations encouraged (call: 541-740-4207);
suggested donation $12 or more per person (includes film) children under 12, $8
Doors open at 5:30 for Turkish coffee and baklawa for donation; silent auction items for viewing and bidding;
6 PM – Film,Sands of Sorrow, (30 minutes); UN documentary film (1950); documents the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and their land in what Palestinians call the Nakba.
6:30 – Begin seating for dinner
7:15 – live auction: including art, Palestinian embroidery, cookbooks, olive oil, and more
A benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance – clean water for the children of Gaza – www.mecaforpeace.org
Sponsors: UUFC, Social Justice Action Group and Albany/Corvallis Friends of Middle East Peace
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