Two Jewish-American volunteers with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who recently returned from Palestine are making themselves available for speaking engagements in the Chicago area.
Julia Gelzin, a 22-year-old pursuing a bachelor's in international affairs, spent a year living in the West Bank. Her experience included living with an East Jerusalem family under threat of eviction, accompanying farmers during olive harvest, and deterring settler violence in Nablus and Hebron. She is willing to tailor her presentation to the needs of any interested organizations.
Kevin Clark is the coordinator of the Chicago chapter of ISM. A longtime activist, he was in Nablus for the first time in 2003 and just returned to the West Bank this month. He has prepared a presentation that can go from 30 to 45 minutes describing his personal experiences in Palestine and his attempts to "repay the debt that he owes to the Palestinian people."
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