Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jewish and Muslim Experiences in America: Working Together to Promote Human Rights


Wednesday, January 26
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Sanders Hall Auditorium (Room 212)
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY  12504
Panel discussion with Noor Elashi and Rebecca Vilkomerson. Noor Elashi is a nationally known writer and speaker on Muslim rights. Rebecca Vilkomerson is Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace. 
Both Jews and Muslims in the United States are affected by passions surrounding the wars in the Middle East. The panel will explore how each group is dealing with issues such as human rights and ethnic identity. 
Sponsored by:
-Vassar Islamic Society
-Dutchess Peace
http://www.dutchesspeace.org
-Middle East Crisis Response
http://www.mideastcrisis.org
Contact: (845) 876-7906

Cosponsors:
Alternatives to Violence Project
Fellowship of Reconciliation
I Will Not Kill - Veterans For Peace
Marist Praxis Project for Public Citizenship
New Paltz Neighbors for Peace
New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death     Penalty - Mid Hudson Branch
Peace Action New York State
Peace and Social Progress Now
Peace Justice & Environment Project
Real Majority Project
The Mid-Hudson 9/11 Truth Commission
UUFP Poughkeepsie, Social Justice Committee
Veterans Fellowship of Reconciliation
VFP Al Warren Tappan Zee Brigade
VFP Maury Colow Chapter 058, Catskill region
WESPAC Foundation

Jeff Halper at the Muddy Cup Bookstore in Saugerties

Can I add my voice to the chorus saying thanks (kol hakavod, as we say in Hebrew) for the hospitality and events in Woodstock and Saugurties? Ellen and Tarak, of course, but also bagels at Nick and Helaine's, nights at Pia's and the event itself. (Thanks, Fred, for the technical support.) It is a testimony to the communication abilities of the left that when we have an event in a bookstore we have to bring our own books (mine are published but never in bookstores....).

Both the funds raised and the deepening of our relationships are very meaningful both for me and for ICAHD as we struggle on. 

I look forward to seeing you all again -- and, of course if you come our way (Jerusalem is close to Bilin), you're invited to our version of bagels and lox: humous and falafel.

Thanks again,

Jeff