Tuesday, May 3, 2011

[SDCPJ] GAZA - WHAT WE SAW THERE


Please join us for this amazing presentation!
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Elliott Adams, current President of National Veterans For Peace, and Will Covert, renowned peace activist, present:
 
GAZA - WHAT WE SAW THERE
HEALING WOUNDS THROUGH HUMANITARIAN AID

Tuesday • May 10, 7 PM
San Diego First Church of the Brethren •. 3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105
 
In October 2009, Washington Physicians For Social Responsibility sponsored a delegation to the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Assisted by Israeli authorities, the 12 delegates spent five days in Gaza. Six of the delegates were physicians who offered medical consultation and provided care with their professional colleagues. One delegate, a nurse with experience in bereavement, provided classes in grief and bereavement for social workers, psychologists and nurses. The five humanitarian delegates (including Elliott Adams and Will covert) toured sites in Gaza and visited human rights professionals, child development centers, and family members. Stories of the ongoing siege and the results of the Israeli war on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, during the winter of 2008-2009 were central to each encounter. The delegation was hosted by Dr. Eyad El Sarraj, founder of Gaza Community Mental Health Program and a friend of Washington Physicians For Social Responsibility since 1993.

 
The Presenters:

Elliott Adams
A paratrooper in the infantry serving in Viet Nam, Japan, Korea, and Alaska. He has served his local community in a variety of capacities including: Mayor, President of the School Board, Committee Chair of BSA Explorer Post 17, President of Rotary, Master of the Masonic Lodge. Elliott left politics to become an activist. Attending untold numbers of demonstrations, working at many levels, from stapling signs to doing logistics and organizing work for United For Peace and Justice and War Resisters League , School Of Americas Watch, Peace Has No Borders, Veterans For Peace and many other organizations, at events across the country. Elliott moved from being a soldier to a nonviolent warrior. He is Nonviolent Training Coordinator for Veterans For Peace, is a nonviolence trainer for Creating A culture Of Peace, and is a member of their Leadership Team. He has also done nonviolence and social movement trainings for School Of Americas Watch, Peacemakers of Schoharie, Student Environmental Action Coalition, War Resistors League, and other groups. Elliott has dedicated his life to stopping this war and stopping all war.

Will Covert
In his effort to understand the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and the role the U.S. government plays in the conflict, Will has made five trips to Palestine, including one into Gaza. Will's attended nonviolence facilitator's trainings conducted by Creating a Culture of Peace, the Nonviolent Peaceforce/Michigan Peace Team, and George Lakey's Training For Change. He believes the survival of the Palestinian people, and perhaps of the human species, is inevitably tied to bringing about the paradigm of nonviolent conflict resolution. Will is a US Navy Veteran and is a lifetime member of Veterans For Peace. He is thoroughly committed to the goals and objectives of Veterans For Peace, most specifically the abolishment of war as an instrument of national policy.

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