OUR WAY TO FIGHT:
Book Talk and Discussion with Author
Thursday, November 24
SFU Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings St.)
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=310653378961000
Join the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign, Independent Jewish Voices – Vancouver, and Queers Against Israeli Apartheid – Vancouver for a book talk and discussion with Michael Riordon on the release of his new work, Our Way to Fight, which highlights the voices of grassroots organizers and peace workers on the ground in Palestine. His work recovers voices and stories of people who are silenced or relegated to the margins, written out of the official version.
Praise for OUR WAY TO FIGHT:
“Riordon’s respect for grassroots action and for the people who commit to it ensures that the depth of their voiced experience resonates on the page. In the current era of ‘drive-through’ media and sound-bite analysis, his book is a reminder that any ‘way to fight’ is best articulated by those who do.”
-Andrea Meeson, City Press, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2011.
“Riordon’s thoughtful portrayal of hope in a time of trouble is inspiring, and reminds us that activism is not magical, but rather a very human response to the conflicts that require people to make difficult moral choices.”
-Matthew Behrens, Quill & Quire, Canada, April 2011.
“Even though I personally know many of the activists interviewed in the book, Riordon managed to teach me many new things about them, and through them to teach me more about a topic that I have been studying intensively for many years…. It would take much effort of self-denial for a reader to put down the book and move on with their lives, without being compelled to contribute something to the struggle for justice in Palestine.”
-Shir Hever, Dissident Voice, US (online) and Alternative News, Israel (online, from the Alternative Information Centre, May 2011.
Michael Riordon is a writer and documentary-maker, generating books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, and plays for radio and the stage. He also leads courses, workshops and seminars for community organizations, trade unions, schools, colleges and universities. Michael lives with his partner in rural eastern Ontario.
Sponsored by the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC), Independent Jewish Voices – Vancouver, and Queers Against Israeli Apartheid – Vancouver
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