Ray Doherty

Occupation: Human rights activist

University: University of Virginia

Organizations: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Green Mountain Solidarity With Palestine, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine, Interfaith Peace Builders

I am a Vermont-based human rights activist. In 2015, I co-founded Green Mountain Solidarity With Palestine to support the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, dignity and a state of their own. Our group is affiliated with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights in Washington. I have spent a significant amount of time in Palestine, as a delegate with Global Exchange, Interfaith Peace Builders and the Tree of Life Foundation. Green Mountain Solidarity With Palestine hosts educational events and documentary films and conducts lobbying efforts on behalf of the Palestinian people. I am a former Peace Corps volunteer and hold a Master degree from the University of Virginia. I can speak French, Russian, Polish, Farsi and some Arabic.