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Projects for Peace Grant Info Sessions

Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:

$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.

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Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones

Israel/Palestine: Is Peace Possible?

Come celebrate the fact that Sheldon Adelson wasted a whole lot of money by diving into the headache that is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Come Join J Street U at Wesleyan for a multimedia presentation on four key final-status issues (borders, security, refugees and Jerusalem), produced by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and The Atlantic and discuss what it will take to reach a two-state solution.

The presentation runs for about an hour and will be followed by a thirty minute discussion. Whether you go to sleep with an Israeli flag under your pillow, think Israel is a irredeemable apartheid state, or know nothing at all about this conflict, you are welcome.

Dinner will be served. For more Info about J Street U, check out their website and facebook.

Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Place: PAC 004
Facebook: come one come all

YallaWes Presents Peace Activist Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin, initiator of the secret talks between Israel and Hamas for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, is speaking at Wesleyan next week!

A long line of diplomats and intelligence officers from Egypt, Germany, France, Turkey, and other countries tried for more than five years to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas that would free the abducted Israeli solider Gilad Shalit. The breakthrough came only in May 2011 as a result of the work of Dr. Gershon Baskin, a veteran Israeli peace activist who opened a channel of communication between Hamas and the Israeli Mossad that led to Shalit’s release in October in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the story from Dr. Baskin himself!

YallaWes thanks the Wesleyan Jewish Community, The Wesleyan Government Department, and J Street U for making this exciting event possible.

DATE: Friday, Feburary 10th
TIME: 4:15 PM – 6 PM
PLACE: PAC 001

More info and RSVP on Facebook

Conflict Muffins: Not Tasty! (YallaWes)

Miriam Berger ’12 and Hadas Werman ’14 write in:

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Muffins: Not Tasty! What’s there to do about it?

YallaWes is a student group to raise awareness about Israeli/Palestinian issues. The group is meant to be a forum for all voices to be heard and a channel through which we can bring speakers, films, events, and especially knowledge regarding the subject to Wes. The first meeting is Wed. September 14 from 6-7 pm in Usdan Rm 110 and we’ll be having gourmet pizza!! It will be an introductory meeting/information session where we can openly discuss our goals for the semester.

What: YallaWes Meet
When: Wed, Sep 14, 6-7pm
Where: Usdan Rm 110

Food food food food food.

Vespers Every Wednesday

Come to Vespers! Vespers is a non-denominational weekly ritual, open to all people regardless of religious affiliation (or lack of affiliation). Join us and share a peaceful space and a vegetarian meal.

When: Every Wednesday, 5:30pm
Where: 169 High Street, (corner of Church & High), 2nd floor

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)

100 Projects for Peace

100 Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (of which Wesleyan is a member) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2009. Through a competition on 76 campuses, 100 projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace in the 21st century. All application information is available here.

There will be three information sessions at the start of the spring semester:

Thursday, January 22 at noon in Usdan 108
Friday, January 23 at noon in Usdan 108
Monday, January 26 at 6pm in Usdan 110

In the mean time, if you have any questions, please contact Cathy Lechowicz (clechowicz@wesleyan.edu)

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