MOHAMMED OMER

Tour starts – San Antonio 22 Nov 2006
Tour ends – Denver 12 Dec 2006

Details have yet to appear on the WRMEA website itself, but the email newsletter tour itinery seems to indicate a different venue each day!
Here is some info from the newsletter –

“Washington Report on Middle East Affairs Gaza correspondent Mohammed Omer will be embarking on his first U.S. speaking tour on Nov. 26.
In the 15-city tour, sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Omer will provide eyewitness accounts of the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip to the magazine’s readers and the general public.”

“As a photographer for “Agence France-Presse” (AFP), writer (for the “Vermont Guardian”, “Art Voice Weekly”, Swedish dailies “Dagen Nyheter” and “Aftonbladet”, Norwegian dailies “Dagbladet” and “Morgenbladet”, the German daily “Junge Welt”, the Basque daily “Berria”, and the Swedish magazine “Arbetaren”), radio/television correspondent (“Free Speech Radio News”, “BBC” and “BBC Scotland radio”, “BBC News 24 TV”, “Norwegian national NRK TV”), and widely read blogger (RafahToday.org), Omer will use his many talents to describe life as a Palestinian journalist under occupation.”

“The youngest member of the Gazan press corps, Omer was recently named winner of the New America Media’s “Best Youth Voice” Award. He has experienced more pain, death, fear, destruction, hatred and despair in his 22 years than most people will experience in a lifetime. “Words are my weapon against injustice, hate, starvation and oppression,” he explains. With his bulletproof vest and Cannon D20 in hand, Mohammed is on the front lines.”

Washington Report Friends

C-SPAN will be broadcasting Mohammed Omer’s talk “Gaza: Reports from the Ground” from the Palestine Center from 1 to 2 pm today Tuesday November 28.

Please see updated schedule below to hear Omer’s first-hand report at a venue near you.

WHEN: WHERE: TIME: VENUE: ADDRESS:

11/26 San Antonio, TX 19:00 University of Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway
11/27 New Orleans, LA 19:00 Zeitgeist Arts Center 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
11/28 Washington, DC 12:30 Palestine Center 2425 Virginia Ave. NW
……… Boston, MA TBA North Eastern University TBA
11/29 Brattleboro, VT 19:00 Centre Congregational Church 193 Main St.
11/30 New York, NY TBA Contact: yasminaai@hotmail.com TBA
12/01 Princeton, NJ 16:30 Princeton University TBA
12/02 Chicago, IL 13:30 In These Times Magazine Building 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
12/03 Fitchburg, WI 14:00 Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 Lacy Rd.
12/04 TBA TBA TBA TBA
12/05 Philadelphia, PA TBA Friends Center 1501 Cherry St.
12/06 Silver Spring, MD 19:00 Taste of Jerusalem Restaurant 8123 Georgia Ave.
12/07 Los Angeles, CA 19:00 Southern California Library 6120 South Vermont Ave.
12/08 San Diego, CA TBA TBA TBA
12/09 Glendale, CA 16:00 Glendale Central Library 222 E. Harvard St.
12/10 Sacramento, CA 14:00 UHW/SEIU Hall 1911 F Street
12/11 San Francisco, CA TBA Woman’s Building—Audre Lourde Rm. 3543 18th St. #8
12/12 Denver, CO 17:30 The Denver Press Club 1330 Glenarm Place

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