Over 1,500 people of many ethnic groups and many faiths gathered at 44th and Central in North Minneapolis to rally in support of the Palestinian people on the day Israel invaded Gaza with army troops. The death toll at that time was estimated at 274 Palestinians, mostly children and women and two Israelis. The rally was organized by the Anti-War Committee.
There was a counter protest of Israel supporters seeking cessation of the Hamas rocket assault.
David Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multi-racial and multi-cultural society. A third-generation Japanese-American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality and history. In public appearances interweaving poetry, performance and personal testament, he provides powerful insights into the racial issues facing America today.
Mura's memoirs, poems essays, plays and performances have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. Their topics range from contemporary Japan to the legacy of the internment camps and the history of Japanese Americans to critical explorations of an increasingly diverse America. He gives presentations at educational institutions, businesses and other organizations throughout the country.