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'Palestine is Still the Issue,' March 11

March 2, 2009

What:   Two speakers on, "Palestine is Still the Issue"
WhenWednesday, March 11, 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Lory Student Center North Ballroom

Brought to you by the Palestinian Student Association and SALAM student organizations.


1) Nancy Stohlman

  • Nancy Stohlman went to the West Bank in 2002 as a member of the International Solidarity Movement,
  • She was in Palestine-West Bank during the March-April 2002 Israeli incursion into the West Bank. Her journals from that period were circulated internationally, featured in such outlets as the Palestine Chronicle, Counterpunch, Commondreams, and later anthologized in the book Peace Under Fire (Verso).
  • She was interviewed on NPR as well as by Brian Williams live on MSNBC.
  • In Denver, Stohlman became the organizer of the Colorado Campaign for Middle East Peace as well as an international organizer for ISM, continuing to train and send delegates to Palestine.
  • Author of the book, "Live From Palestine" (with co-author Laurieann Aladin), 2003, South End Press - n 2004 it was nominated for a Colorado Book Award.
  • She spent two weeks on the Wheels of Justice Tour (www., speaking about her experiences and the worsening situation in Palestine.

2) Raeed Tayeh

  • An independent political and media consultant who has been a guest on many national and international television programs, such as Fox, The O'Reilly Factor, MSNB's Hardball with Chris Mathews, CNN's Diplomatic License, and Al Jazeera's From Washington.

  • The author of "A Muslim''s Guide to American Politics and Government."

  • The host of a DVD talk show for Muslim youth titled "Extremism: A Discussion Long Overdue."

  • Worked in Washington, D.C. in various public affairs capacities with a number of national Islamic organizations (2002-2006).

  • His op-eds on US Middle East policy and Muslim-American affairs have appeared in major newspapers across the country.

  • Tayeh graduated from Chicago State University with a B.A. in political science, and is currently completing a master's degree in political science from the University of Akron.

  • He works for the charity LIFE for Relief and Development and lives in Canton, Ohio, with his wife and two children.

Contact: Palestinian Student Association
Phone: (970) 491-1771