Importance of Human and Biological Diversity with Mazin Qumsiyeh
Date(s) - 06/13/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Please join Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh for a discussion on the Importance of Human and Biological Diversity: Threats and Opportunities in Palestine as a case study.
About the Speaker
Prof. Qumsiyeh believes that diversity is valuable and crucial both to social diversity and in nature. Restoring our social and natural ecosystems requires challenging ideas of dominance and hegemony. Qumsiyeh is uniquely positioned to address such issues as a Palestinian-American Christian, a biologist, and a human rights activist.
He highlights issues relating the deteriorating environment in the Holy Land and the status of nature conservation there (including environmental justice issues) and the positive work done by the youth facilitated by the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability that he and other volunteers established (mission focusing on research, education, and conservation). He was invited to DC as a first Palestinian recipient of a National Geographic explorer grant.
Sponsored also by Jewish Voice for Peace DC.