Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
Phone (616) 454-1642
We support the non-violent resolution of conflicts and the pursuit of justice as the best way to achieve true, lasting peace through conscientious individual and group education and action.
IGE is a meeting place for community groups that share our concerns about human rights and education for multicultural and religious awareness. We promote peaceful conflict resolution through training, workshops with youth and adults, and ongoing community discussion.
Please attend this important update on the case of Rasmea Odeh at the IGE office on Thursday at 7pm. It is helpful if some of you can bring a lap top computer to watch the live video stream together. It promises to be an interesting event.
Here is the link to the event page:
Institute for Global Education
1118 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh is asking to speak to organized groups of supporters by video conference on the day after her defense attorney Michael Deutsch files her appeal.
Attorney Michael Deutsch can explain the appeal process and what to expect as we struggle for justice. See below for details on how to set up your event.
Rasmea is the 68-year-old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969. She was targeted for political repression by the U.S. government and put on trial last year. Unable to obtain a fair trial, where she could speak about the torture and rape by the Israeli occupation army, she was convicted.
Outrageously, given the minor charges against her, she was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by deportation. She is at home in Chicago preparing for her appeal.
The appeal takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. We plan to be there in solidarity with Rasmea when it happens, perhaps in September.