Gaza solidarity events

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September 25, 2009 by The Mormon Worker

On Saturday October 10th in Salt Lake City there will be a march to show solidarity with Gaza, which as most know is still suffering from an Israeli embargo that has largely been in place since Hamas won the Palestinian elections in 2006. The embargo is causing a humanitarian disaster.

The march will begin at Pioneer Park near downtown Salt Lake and end at Sugar House Park, about 5 miles away. The march will take place in various cities throughout the country. For those that want to, you can register here, pay twenty bucks, and get a T-shirt for the event. If you don’t want to pay, simply show up.

Start: 1pm SE Corner Pioneer Park 400 S 300 W
(Come early and enjoy the Farmers Market- 9am to 1pm)
Mid-pt. stop/start 2 pm Liberty Park-1300 S 700 E
End: 3 pm Sugar House Park, 2100 S 1300 E

Also, if anyone wants to visit Gaza this winter, the anti-war women’s organization CODE PINK is organizing a March in Gaza on New Years day to protest the embargo. They are asking for as many people as possible to come from all over the world and will be arranging entry into the Gaza strip with the Egyptian authorities. For details see here. Gaza is a really special place and I feel very lucky to have been there. I think this would be a great experience for anyone who has the chance.


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