I’m speaking at the Solidarity with Gaza event in Orlando Florida (Friday 25th–tomorrow)

Posted: 2014/07/24 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Announcements
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We will also devote next week’s podcast to the current events in the Middle East, their context, and history (Live radio show every Wednesday 2-4PM on WPRK91.5FM in Central Florida)

The event is tomorrow (Friday 25th) I’m one of the “Renowned Speakers” LOL

Qods Day Solidarity with Gaza

Amphitheater side, Rosalind and Washington intersection

195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando FL

Capture
Note: the map is North pointing down

Program of Events

PART 1: 4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m

Road Protest

PART 2: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m Honorary Speakers

Introduction on “Qods Day, Oppression around world and Palestine” by Sheikh Azhar Naseer

Speaker One: Rasha Mubarak, Jobs with Justice “Why are we still protesting?”

Speaker Two: Alexus Morales Students for Justice in Palestine “Recent Events and why justice is so important”

Speaker Three: Miguel Rodriguez CoFounder of Peace Builders and Justice of Florida “This is a humanitarian issue, not a religious one. Silence is not an option”

Speaker Four: Reverend Jeffrey DeYoe of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Advocacy Chairperson of the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church “Zionism destroying culture and personal experiences, why we as Americans should boycott and speak out against US Support for Israel”

Speaker Five: Benjamin Balak, Economics Professor at Rollins “Political elements of the conflict, US Aid to Israel and Involvement”

VIGIL:

Shabeer Kirmani Spoken Word titled “Sleep Well”

Azra Dhanji “Speak”

Taha Baig “Pain of Gaza” Rap

Zahra Dhanji “Encountering Freedom”

Sameer Jagani

Yasmeen Virji and group singing “Palestine, tomorrow will be free”

Candle Light Vigil Remembering the Innocent Lives of Gaza- Moment of Silence

CONCLUSION: by Laila Abdelaziz Emerge USA: How has the US been involved (US Aid to Israel in comparison to aid elsewhere and within our  country, how much of our taxes go to funding genocide, President’s support, congressional vote 100-0), recent events recap (death count in Gaza) and what we can do to help stop this (3 objectives).

End with (standing up, everyone repeats): We stand, “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”.

Qods Day Guidelines & Protocols

The rally will take place at the amphitheater side of Lake Eola Park from 4pm to 6:30, at the intersection of Washington St. and Rosalind Ave.

1. All participants must respect and observe all local, state, and federal laws. This includes but is not limited too:

a. No blocking sidewalks

b. No disrupting moving traffic

c. No trespassing on private property

d. No disruption of local business

2. In the event of hostilities from onlookers or those opposed to the peaceful rally, all participants must restrain from any reaction of any kind. Contact a volunteer organizer if hostilities are encountered. Local law enforcement presence is expected and will be contacted in the event of hostilities.

3. Safety of everyone is of the utmost importance. Please be mindful of your surroundings. The area is a busy intersection with walkers and commuters. Please stay in the designated area only. Participants should stay near the amphitheater at all times.

4. Please make note of volunteer organizers as they will have the most up to date information and procedures. They will be wearing  white&black armbands.

5. Umbrellas and ponchos are recommended as there is a chance of rain. In the event of severe inclimate weather, the protest will be suspended in order to safeguard all participants. Volunteers will announce suspension.

6. Those attending with children should maintain safe distance from the roads.

7. Please do not litter the area with trash/posters/brochures. All participants should dispose of trash in designated areas.

 

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