Please join us this Friday for…
The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee and the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, CT present…
The Palestinian Right to Education
Second Annual Tree of Life Conference on Israel-Palestine
When: Friday, November 2nd
Time: 6-8pm; a reception with food, reception, and the speakers will take place following the conference.
This event is open to all who desire to attend, regardless of institutional affiliation or background. Entry is free of charge; the suggested donation is $5.
This annual conference on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict will address the Palestinian right to education. We will take a look at the “facts on the ground” and the complexity of the conflict. The conference will focus on education and the critical role it plays in encouraging children to cherish their unique identities while embracing their common humanity. We will hear educators and other voices ofconscience from both Israel and Palestine, who will share with us their work, the challenges they face and their inspiring visions of a more peaceful world.
Daoud Nassar: Palestinian founder of Tent of Nations, an interfaith and intercultural grassroots reconciliation NGO
Oren Yiftachel: Chair of human rights group B’Tselem and Professor of Urban Studies and Political Geography at Ben Gurion Universtiy, Beersheba
George Saadeh: Principal of the Shepherd’s Field Greek Orthodox School in Beit Sahour and Deputy Mayor of Bethlehem
Maya Wind: Israeli conscientious objector and Student at Columbia University
Eran Efrati: Member of Breaking the Silence, Israeli veteran NGO
Palestinian music performed by Tamer Al-Sahouri (oud), Cristina Awad (singer), Naseem Atrash (cellist), Moez Dawad (percussionist)
Co-sponsoring organizations (Harvard): Harvard Undergraduate Council, Harvard Islamic Society, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Just Peace, the Palestine Caucus at HKS.
Co-sponsoring organizations (Cambridge and Boston): Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Cambridge to Bethlehem: People-to-People Project, and the Palestine-Israel Task Team of the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.