GMC-SJP Chapter will be hosting a panel in the East Room at 6:30 pmto discuss and debate the situation in Syria and its connection to Palestine. Wael Elasady and Ashley Smith will be on the panel that “will aim to clarify the stance we must take on Syria, unravel the myth that Bashar and his father supported Palestinian liberation, and look into the question of what it will take for Palestinians, as well as Syrians, to get free.”
Short biographies of Panelists:
Wael Elasady is a Palestinian-Syrian born in Damascus. He is a co-founder of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights at Portland State University and a member of the International Socialist Organizations. He has written for the Al-manshour newspaper in Beirut Lebanon and is a frequent contributer to SocialistWorker.org.
Ashley Smith is on the Editorial Board of the International Socialist Review (ISR). He has written numerous articles for the ISR as well as New Politics, Socialist Worker, andJacobin. He is currently working on a book entitledSocialism and Anti-Imperialism for Haymarket Books. He is also a political activist and member of the International Socialist Organization in Burlington, Vermont.