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February 2013

Hello Friend,

In just over 24 hours our special two-day symposium, 
Strugglng with Peace: Grounding peace work in action and change in Israel and Palestine will officially begin! 

The response to this special event has been remarkable. Initial ticket offerings to symposium events quickly sold out.

We are pleased to announce we have released a small batch of additional tickets to our interactive peace building workshop, TRACTION, and several dozen more tickets to our panel discussion, A Critical Junction: New directions is peace building.

Tickets are free - register today:

There are also still a handful of tickets available for ART:WORK, a creative, experiential evening that will explore art, film and media as a tool for peace building. This event is a great entry point if you are interested in conflict resolution and art and media-making as a powerful process, not just a product. All four of our guests from Israel and Palestine will be presenting on how they use art and media in peace building. We will also be joined by the dynamic live theatre troupe, Vancouver Playback Theatre. 

Don't miss out on the rare opportunity to engage with these incredible individuals, and learn about the creative and critical ways peace is being fostered in Israel and Palestine.


Want to learn more about our special guests?

Rutie Atsmon says she was kicked out of school at 15, "for asking too many challenging questions." Out of her experiences with street gangs, youth and artists, Rutie co-founded a joint Israeli-Palestinian peace building organization. Now it's our turn to pose some challenging questions to Rutie. Learn more about Rutie...

Sulaiman Khatib spent over ten years in prison, and emerged an advocate for nonviolent, intercultural peace building. So committed is he to this cause, he has ventured as far as Anarctica, all towards fostering understanding and acceptance betweens Israelis and Palestinians.
Learn more about Sulaiman...

Yael is an artist and an activist, whose interests span as diverse subjects as literature and philosophy, democracy and women's rights, street art and eco-sex. She's also the co-coordinator of the Gemini Project, which creates space for civic, political, and social discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while encouraging participants to situate themselves, socially and politically, within this environment. Learn more about Yael...

Mahmoud Jabari founded his own magazine at just 13 years old. Years later he would be risking his life covering breaking news in Hebron, in the West Bank. For Mahmoud, good journalism and peace building go hand in hand. Learn more about Mahmoud...



This morning Sulaiman Khatib was a guest on W2's Media Mornings, which airs on Vancouver Co-op Radio, 100.5FM.

During this short interview, host Irwin Oostindie introduced some of the very questions we are going to be exploring tomorrow night, at A Critical Junction, our panel discussion on critical peace building.

Do joint programs between Israelis and Palestinians benefit one group more than another? What impact can dialogue programs really have?

Follow the link to hear Sulaiman's interview
(about 30 mins into the show).

Sulaiman on Media Mornings
Tues Feb 26


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