UNM SJP had a panel about the UN Palestine Statehood Bid, which was submitted to the United Nations during the General Assembly, back in September. We hosted a panel so that students and community members could get a full understanding of what the UN Statehood Bid was about, and other insights from our panelists.
Our Panelists included:
- Dr. Les Field, an anthropology professor and the director of Peace Studies. He also led a field school to Palestine this past May.
- Bekah Wolf, a Palestine Solidarity Activist from Santa Fe, and the co-founder of the Palestine Solidarity Project. She is married to a Palestinian activist that lives in the West Bank village of Beit Ommar.
- Heba Atwa, an attorney licensed to practice in the state of New Mexico. She also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern History from Tulane University.
- Will Thomson, a third year undergraduate student at UNM. He is also the co-chair of the UNM Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. He recently came back from Palestine for the field school to Palestine this past May.