Just World Books is delighted to announce that our author Laila El-Haddad will be touring the U.S. west coast in February 2011. She will be discussing and reading from her book Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between. The book chronicles her life as a busy journalist and mom trying to keep her life (and that of her family) going as she shuttles between Gaza and the U.S. east coast.
Laila is a very engaging, smart (and even witty) public speaker. She will build on the places in her book where she describes the plight of Gazans and of Palestinians in general. She will also read from passages where she describes firsthand the role that Pres. Mubarak’s government in Egypt has played in helping Israel maintain its punishing siege around Gaza.
The California portion of Laila’s tour is co-sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine.
If you would like to discuss adding any events to the schedule, please contact: dalia ‘at’ justworldbooks.com.
The schedule will be updated frequently so check back often! Here’s how it is today:
12:00pm University of Southern California Middle East Studies Program, Los Angeles, CA
7:00pm The Levantine Center, Los Angeles, CA
3:30pm Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
7:00pm Stanford University Students Confronting Apartheid by Israel, Palo Alto, CA
7:30pm San Francisco Friends Meeting Place, San Francisco, CA
7:00pm Davis for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine, at Avid Reader, Davis, CA
8:15pm Muslim Community Association of Santa Clara, CA
4:00pm Rebuilding Alliance/ Reach and Teach, at Dove and Olive Works, San Mateo, CA
5:00 Elliott Bay Book Company Seattle, WA
7:00pm Orca Books, Olympia, WA
1:00pm Seattle Pacific University Israel/Palestine Club, Seattle, WA
7:30pm Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Seattle, WA
9:00am Evergreen State College, Classroom Lecture, Olympia, WA
12:00pm Evergreen State College, brown bag lunch, Olympia, WA
7:00pm Evergreen State College, Film Festival talk with Ramzy Baroud Olympia, WA