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Our partners at Veterans For Peace invite you to hear Colonel Ann Wright report on Gaza's Ark, an international effort to focus attention on the inhumane conditions in Gaza and pressure the United States and Israeli governments to end their illegal blockade.
When: Friday, October 12th 2012 at 7:30 PM
Where: First Unitarian Church of Portland, Eliot Chapel (1011 SW 12th Avenue in Portland)
Suggested donation of $10 - $25 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Also, join Veterans for Peace for a Meet & Greet Benefit Dinner with Colonel Wright before the event on Friday, October 12th at 5:00 PM at the Metanoia Peace House (2116 NE 18th Avenue in Portland). A $40 minimum donation is requested and seating for the dinner is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting Cristy or Dan at Veterans for Peace. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit Gaza’s Ark.
Ann Wright served in the US Army/Reserves for 29 years and retired as a Colonel. She was a US diplomat for 16 years and resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war. She travelled to Gaza three times in 2009 after the Israeli attack on Gaza and was an organizer for the 2009 Gaza Freedom March, the 2011 US Boat to Gaza and the 2012 Gaza's Ark project. She was a passenger on the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. She writes extensively on Gaza, drones and sexual assault in the military.
Gaza’s Ark is a new initiative to challenge the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade of Gaza, the only Mediterranean port closed to shipping. The Canadian Boat to Gaza, in cooperation with internationals in the US, Australia and other countries, will build a boat in Gaza, using existing resources. A crew of internationals and Palestinians will sail it out of Gaza carrying Palestinian products to fulfill trade deals with international buyers.