Public Meeting with Palestinian Environmental & Political Activist Mazin Qumsiyeh
Israel daily violates international law and human rights, committing crimes against humanity and against nature. Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh with talk about popular resistance in Palestine, which is a history of hope and empowerment.
Mazin will a focus on environmental justice. Supporters of the state of Israel often claim that Israel has ‘turned the desert green’. He will present a very different picture; of environmental destruction and degradation in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Mazin Qumsiyeh is a professor of biotechnology at both Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities – at the former he is founding director of the Institute for Biodiversity Research and the Palestine Museum of Natural History. He is co-founder of the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, the Middle East Genetics Association, the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and Academics for Justice.
He has had more than a thousand articles published, in print and online. His books include Mammals of the Holy Land (1996), Sharing the Land of Canaan (2004) and Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of hope and empowerment (2011).
25th Jul 2019 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS