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ADAPT Film Series: Promises

ADAPT (Awareness, Dialogue, and Action about Palestine/Israel Today) invites you to a screening of Promises

Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict.

Date: April 14th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Shanklin 107
Cost: FREE

Vigil for Gaza

Please join us for a vigil that commemorates and reflects upon the innocent lives lost and disrupted in the recent conflict in Gaza. We plan to join in solidarity with the hope of peace.

This event is hosted by AMES (Arab and Middle Eastern Students), ADAPT (Awareness, Dialogue, and Action about Palestine/Israel Today), the IJL (Interfaith Justice League), the MSA (Muslim Student Association), and the Havurah (Jewish student association).

What: Vigil for Gaza
When: Wednesday, Jan 28th from 9pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Smith Reading Room (usually the quiet room inside Olin)

Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision

Lev Plaves ’10 sends in some info about a really interesting event later today (Thursday) about the prospect of peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

Do you know what it means to live in Palestine and Israel? Do you know what it takes to build peace — after years of war, occupation and conflict? Three women — a Palestinian Christian, an Israeli Jew, and a Palestinian Muslim — living the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will answer these questions and share their experiences and their hopes for a just peace. The women — educators, film makers, activists — are engaged in their own way to resolve the conflict and chart a brighter future for their region. Each lives the hardships of conflict and the tragedy of occupation in unique ways; each has witnessed decades of Israeli-Palestinian violence and the intermittent attempts to rekindle peace talks. Together they have made a commitment to address American audiences about their work for a peaceful future and what must be done to improve today’s deteriorating situation.

When: Thursday, Nov 6 at 4:15 pm
Where: Shanklin 107
$$$: Free

Sponsored by ADAPT, Muslim Student Association, and the Jewish and Israel Studies Department

Film Screening: "My Father’s Palestinian Slave"

Check out a film screening tomorrow night of “My Father’s Palestinian Slave,” which supposedly is not quite as controversial as the title might suggest, but provocative nevertheless. Sponsored by ADAPT

My Father’s Palestinian Slave is a very personal and intimate documentary about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as it is lived and experienced in daily mundane life. The film depicts the meeting between an Israeli peace activist and the twenty-four year old undocumented Palestinian laborer from the West Bank who works in his garden. The witness to the meeting and conflict between the two protagonists is the nineteen years old filmmaker Nathanel, the Israeli peace activist’s son. He befriends the young Palestinian, who lives under conditions so unlike his own. They talk about things that are on young men’s minds; girls, sex, dreams, hopes, future.

To view the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHILh4GJgPA

When: Wednesday, October 15 at 8 pm (only 50 minutes, so you can be back in time for the prez debate!)
Where: Shanklin 107, free

ADAPT’s final events of the year

Check out these two events going on this week:

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
Also sponsored by April

This week: Incarceration Across Contexts

As part of April Awareness Month, this week will have a series of events related to the theme “Incarceration Across Contexts,” sponsored by ADAPT, WESPREP, and APRIL. Check out the schedule:

Monday, March 31st

Film screening of HotHouse – a film about Palestinians incarcerated in Israel.
When: 8 pm
Where: Shanklin 107
About the movie:

Almost ten thousand Palestinians, designated by the Israeli government as “Security Prisoners,” are incarcerated in Israel today. Granted rare permission to film inside the country’s highest security facilities, Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan explores the everyday life of Palestinian prisoners, including biweekly family visits, internal elections, periodic security searches of cells, and relations between inmates and prison staff. The film shows the culture that has developed in the prisons, such as how they have become incubators for political education, organization, and debate, which often influences Palestinian society at large. HOTHOUSE also features interviews with many Palestinian prisoners, including those involved in suicide bombings

Tuesday, April 1st

What: Talk by Dean Spade: “Resistance and Cooptation in Queer and Trans Political Struggles” + free dinner
When: 6:15 pm
Where: Daniel Family Commons (in Usdan)
About the Speaker: Radical thinker, social justice activist, and lawyer, Dean Spade founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a collective non-profit focused on gender, racial, and economic justice.

Thursday, April 3rd

What: Talk by Danielle Sered: “Restorative Justice”
When: 7 pm
Where: Shanklin 107
About the Talk: Sered speaks about the implementation of alternative models for sentencing “criminals” in which dialogues between the immediately impacted parties produce alternatives to imprisonment.

Monday, April 7th

What: Film screening of “Cruel and Unusual”
When: 8 pm
Where: Shanklin 107
About the movie: “an unflinching documentary on the lives of transgender women in men’s prisons. Shot over three years, this documentary film challenges the viewer’s basic ideas about gender and justice.” (www.cruelandunusualfilm.com).

Wednesday, April 9th

What: Talk by Ghada Karmi: “Israel and Palestine at 60: Is There a Solution?”
When: 8 pm
Where: PAC001
About the speaker: Born in Jerusalem, Karmi was forced to leave as a child in 1948. She was raised in Britain, where she became a physician, academic and writer. Currently, Karmi is a research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK.