"Until the lion tells his side of the story through
the media network - uncensored by hunters,
the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."
~ African proverb (updated)


Culture and Conflict Forum

Our Upcoming and Past Events

"Kashmir: The Struggle for Freedom" with Sanjay Kak, 3/9/11 Wed 7pm
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 00:00

Event Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 7:00 pm

Location: Engineering Auditorium, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Join us for a discussion with film director Sanjay Kak for an analysis of the struggles and aspirations of the Kashmiris along with the screening of his film, "Jashn-e-azadi: How We Celebrate Freedom".


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"Gaza Mom: Palestine, Parenting, Politics and Everything in Between" with Laila El-Haddad, 2/18/11 Fri 8:15pm
Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00

Event Date: Friday, February 18, 2011, 8:15 pm

Location: Muslim Community Association, 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

"Through the pulse of the people in a besieged ghetto, and through her voice as a young Palestinian woman navigating the delicate trenches of motherhood, Laila el-Haddad's writing illuminating Gaza's inextinguishable culture of struggle and determination for a better world. Her assessment of the personal and collective impacts of Israel's occupation policy." - Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada

Laila El-Haddad is a political analyst, social activist and a mother of two. "Gaza Mom" brings together her best writings from 2004 through 2010. Meet Laila, get your own signed copy of her book!

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"Anarchists Against the Wall", 1/20/11 Thurs 6pm
Thursday, 20 January 2011 00:00

An evening with activists from the Israeli-based direct action group: AATW

Event Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:00 pm

Location: Daly Sciences #206, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Come support Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) and learn more about the devastation Israel's "separation barrier" is wreaking on the land and livelihoods of the people of Palestine. Hear about the inspiring joint struggle of the Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals resisting the wall.

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"Kashmir in Conflict: Roots and Global Implications", 10/21/10 Thurs 7pm
Thursday, 21 October 2010 00:00

Event Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:00 pm

Location: Room #255/257, Martin Luther King Jr Library, 150 E. San Fernando St, San Jose, CA

The Indian Kashmir valley, the world's most militarized zone with 700,000 Indian troops has been witnessing massive protests similar to the Palestinian first intifada with youth throwing stones, countered by the Indian police force the past 3 months. 90 people have died during this time.

Yasmin Qureshi is a Bay Area human rights activist involved in social justice movements in South Asia and Palestine. Her essay "Democracy Under the Barrel of a Gun", based on her visit to Kashmir, was published by CounterPunch and ZCommunications in June, 2010.

Join us for a presentation on the history of the conflict, human rights violations and the current situation.

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