Friday April 8th, 2011
7:30pm – 9pm
The Washington Center
512 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA. 98501
Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission or $12.50 for Students/Low Income.
Program to include
Oud player Hanna Eady
A message from Craig and Cindy Corrie
Keynote Presenter Alice Walker, Interviewed by Dr. Therese Saliba
Audience Q&A to follow
Best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple, Walker is also the recipient of the National Book Award, and author of more than 30 books. In March 2009, in the wake of Israel’s 22-day attack on Gaza, Walker traveled to Gaza with Cindy and Craig Corrie as part of a delegation led by Code Pink. Upon her return, Walker published a book of essays entitled Overcoming Speechlessness, which links the struggles for justice in Gaza, Eastern Congo and Rwanda with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the South Africa anti-Apartheid struggle.
Walker’s essays link the U.S. Civil Rights movement and the Anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa to movements for justice in Gaza and Palestine. From Rwanda to Gaza, Walker eloquently calls attention to ignored injustices around the world, drawing powerful comparisons between historical struggles and the present, and highlighting the work of individuals and movements to overcome the silencing of these stories.
Hanna Eady is a Palestinian theatre artist and musician. He is the founder of the first theatre group in his native village, Buqayeh. In 1978 Hanna became an artistic director for the only Arbic theater company in Israel. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Theatre, and later with a Masters in Directing from the University of Washington. His music introduces a classical voice for Palestinan poetry.