Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 19:00
Friends Meeting House, Manchester (UK), Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester, M2 5NS
As part of Mazin's UK tour
Public Meeting with Palestinian Environmental & Political Activist Mazin Qumsiyeh
Israel daily violates international law and human rights, committing crimes against both humanity and nature. Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh will talk about popular resistance in Palestine, which he considers to be a history of hope and empowerment.
His talk will 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.
Biography Mazin Qumsiyeh is a professor of biotechnology at 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.