Peace and Justice Works
Iraq Affinity Group
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065 (Office)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2008
WHEELS OF JUSTICE TOUR TO VISIT PORTLAND AREA
The bus drives across the nation and the eyewitnesses share their accounts from Iraq and Palestine to challenge and educate Americans about the repercussions of war and occupation on people abroad and Americans at home. Having seen and lived with war, terror and occupation in Iraq and Palestine, the tour's featured speakers, Mazin Qumsiyeh and Mike Miles, say that justice and human rights are the only real roadmap for peace. They will offer firsthand experience irrespective of partisan politics.
Qumsiyeh is Palestinian American and former Professor of Genetics Yale University School of Medicine. He is author of the widely acclaimed book "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle" and appears in national media, interviews and print. Miles is a catholic worker and founder of Anathoth Community Farm, a center for the study of nonviolence, community, and sustainable living in Wisconsin. He holds a masters degree from North Park Seminary in Chicago and has been arrested numerous times while practicing active nonviolence over the past 25 year. He has spent time as a human rights observer in both Iraq and Palestine.
The mobile peace center has made over a thousand stops at campuses, peace groups, and faith communities promoting non violent solutions to war and occupation. The public is invited to attend the following free speaking events and bus open houses in our region:
Friday (Feb. 29): 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and
The Wheels of Ju