Combatants for Peace: ending the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine
Join us for a discussion with former Israeli solder Elik Elhanan. Elhanan is familiar with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict both as a fighter and as a victim. He now refuses military service, and is a founding member of “Combatants for Peace”, a movement started jointly by Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence; Israelis as soldiers in the Israeli army (IDF) and Palestinians as part of the violent struggle for Palestinian freedom. After brandishing weapons for so many years, and having seen one another only through weapon sights, they have decided to put down their guns, and to fight for peace and dialogue. Elhanan will tell his powerful personal story, and provide unique insight into the struggle for peace in Israel/Palestine today.
When: Monday, April 28 at 4:30 pm
Where: PAC 001
Occupation and Resistance: Contextualizing Conflict in Northern Ireland, Palestine, and Hawaii
Professors Bruce Masters and Kehaulani Kauanui of Wesleyan along with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh from Wheels of Justice will speak on a panel that draws connections between the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Hawaii, and Palestine/Israel. Professor Masters specializes in histories of Western Asia and Ireland. Professor Kauanui emphasizes the study of race, law, and the colonization/occupation of Hawaii in her work. Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh is an author and activist who advocates non-violent solutions to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict.
Date: Wednesday, April 30 at 4:15
Where: PAC 001
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