Sabeel Conference in Los Angeles, April 2013
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JUSTICE AND ONLY JUSTICE
An all Day Conference to Promote Justice and Peace in Israel and Palestine
Sponsored by the Friends of Sabeel Los Angeles and Orange County
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Registration: $55 Full Conference; $25 Students/Full Conference
(includes a.m. coffee/snack, lunch & dinner)
Schedule of Events and Speakers
8:00 AM – Registration and Coffee
8:45 AM – Opening Prayer Rev. Darrel Meyers and Welcome from church Pastor Rev. Mark Smutny
9:00 AM – Opening Welcome and Administrative Announcements Tony Litwinko and Jim Bettendorf, Co-Chairs
9:15 – 9:55 AM – Keynote Address Dr. Jonathan Kuttab
9:55 – 10:00 AM – Group Singing Rev. Darrel Meyers
10:00 – 10:45 AM – 1st Plenary: The Ordeal of Palestinian Occupation in Everyday life Dr. Jamal Nassar
10:45 – 11:15 AM Break to visit vendor tables and book signings
11:15 – 12:15 PM Morning Workshops
How to get the most out of a trip to Palestine – Mr. Rizek and Mrs. Alice AbuSharr.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – Estee Chandler, of Jewish Voice for Peace; one more participant to be named.
Christians, Jews, and Muslims in support of Palestine – Rev. DarEll Weist, retired Methodist minister; Shakeel Sayed, (Islamic Shura Council of Southern California); Rick Chertoff, L.A. Jews for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace, political activist.
U.S. Campus issues for Support of Palestine – Prof. Brice Harris (Retired), Occidental College; Elliot Lapinel, Students for Justice in Palestine; one more participant/attorney to be named.
Kairos Palestine and Kairos U.S.A. – Dr. Rosemary Ruether, Professor in the School of Theology, Claremont College; Mr..Mark Braverman, leading Jewish Peace activist and author.
Misuse of the Bible – Rev Don Wagner, leading critic of Christian Zionism, Friends of Sabeel in North American Program Director.
Focus on Gaza – Dr. Sara Roy, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.
Economic Development in Palestine – Dr. Jamal Nassar, Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University – San Bernardino.
Witness and Activist Trips to PalestineSara Thompson, Christian Peacemaker Teams; Nicholas Walrath, Palestinian-American writer and activist, and Friends of Sabeel Northern CA.
12:15 PM – 1:20 PM. Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Workshops repeat as shown for AM. (Tabling and Book Selling continues througworkshops.)
2:30 PM – 3:15PM – Break and Vendor selling
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – 2nd Plenary: The Theft of Palestinian Resources – Dr. Sara Roy, Harvard University
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM – Break and Vendor Selling
4:40 PM – 5:40 PM – 3rd Plenary: Justice and Only Justice – Mark Braverman.
5:40 PM – 6:50 PM – Dinner
6:50 PM – 7:00 PM – Break
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM – Closing Message – Rev. Don Wagner will introduce Rev. Allan Boesak, liberation theologian from South Africa and leading anti-apartheid activist
7:20 PM – 7:30 PM – Gathering in courtyard for Candlelight prayer – Rev. Darrel Meyers, retired Presbyterian Pastor
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Conference Committee and Volunteer cleanup