Monday, October 8, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
All Souls Unitarian Church - The Chapel, 80 Street and Lexington Ave. NYC, 6 train to 77th St, 4/5/6 to 86th St
Linda Rousseau, 631-335-2197
What now for Palestinians and Israelis? An evening with Nurit Peled, Miko Peled-- and Susan Abulhawa!
At a time when the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" has been blocked for years, the Peace and Justice Task Force of All Souls Church (Unitarian) in midtown Manhattan is pleased to host a public conversation on October 8 among three visionary Israeli and Palestinian activists. They are:
Nurit Peled (Elhanan), an Israeli professor of language and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and co-laureate of the 2001 Sakharov Prize for Human Rights and the Freedom of Speech. Peled Elhanan's landmark study Palestine in Israeli Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education will be released in paperback in the U.S. in late October.
Miko Peled, a gutsy Israeli-American peace activist and author of The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, recently published by Just World Books. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker wrote in the Foreword she contributed to The General's Son: "There are few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one."
Susan Abulhawa, a Palestinian-American witer and political commentator. Abulhawa is the author of the 2010 international bestselling novel, Mornings in Jenin and the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, an NGO that since 2002 has been advocating for Palestinian children by building playgrounds in Palestine and UN refugee camps in Lebanon.