The Future of Palestine
Tue, Jun 8, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
“The Future of Palestine” will examine the root causes of the current events in Israel/Palestine and the future outlook.
About this event
Our Town Hall
International attention was given to the recent violence between Israel and Gaza leading to the cease-fire on May 21st. But U.S. mainstream media has rarely reported on the details behind the situation.
Our speaker, Yassar Dahbour, will provide a Palestinian perspective on the root causes of their struggle and the potential pathways forward towards peace with justice.
About Our Speaker
Yassar Dahbour was born in a refugee camp in Syria where his family had resided after they were evicted from Palestine in 1948. In the course of the Palestinian diaspora, he settled in Sacramento, California in 1991 where he pursued an education in political science, business administration and technology. Having grown up in a refugee camp, he became a human rights activist fixated on the Palestinian cause from a young age. Following this passion, Mr. Dahbour served as a member and later President of the General Union of the Palestinian Students in his undergraduate and graduate academic career; moreover, he cofounded the Political Students Forum at California State University, Sacrament. He later co-founded the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Human Rights where he still serves as a board member. Currently, he is the president of the Palestine American League (PAL) and the Political Director and cofounder of Democrats for Justice in Palestine. Mr. Dahbour is serving his second term as Assembly District Delegate (District 9) and is an executive board member of the California Democratic Party (CDP). He was recently elected Chair of the Arab American Caucus at the CDP.
Attend Our Event
Register for a free ticket and we will send you the link to login to our live stream, via Youtube closer to the event.
This event is being sponsored by the Alameda Progressives, with additional support from dedicated Alameda activists. Thank you to everyone who helped organize and attend this event!