The Crisis This Time, Conversations on Israel/Palestine

Levantine Cultural Center

Dorit Cypis is collaborating with the Levantine Cultural Center to provide dialogue facilitators and organize evening dialogues with participating audiences after each presentation. These dialogues ensure more intimate discussion amongst groups of 8-15 people, allow all voices to be expressed and heard, and focus on action oriented responses.

Americans are watching in dismay as Gaza comes under the bombs for the third time in the last few years and Israel as a nation finds itself in crisis, under attack by Hamas. Over 1,000 Palestinians and Israelis have been killed. Many thousands have been injured. The Levantine Cultural Center and community partners present The Crisis This Time: Conversations on Israel/Palestine, a weekly workshop and study group that meets each Wednesday evening in August (6, 13, 20, 27), 7-9 pm at the Levantine Cultural Center to examine the news out of Israel/Palestine, discuss the war, and explore solutions—how can we, as concerned Americans, contribute to peace and justice in the region, while holding our own government accountable to the highest standards of human rights?

Speakers in the first workshop are Palestinian American physician Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, cofounder of the children’s relief agency Kinder USA, and Israeli American peace activist Miko Peled, author of The General Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. Peled has just returned from six weeks in Israel and the West Bank and will report back his findings. The moderator for this evening is Robin D.G. Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of U.S. History at UCLA.

The evening features a panel, break-out sessions with conflict mediation specialists, a report-back, and study materials. The series is free-to-the-public and includes refreshments (tax-deductible contributions are welcome).

This series intends to bring together voices of reason, Americans against violence, hate and racism as we build bridges and community. All welcome.

Every Wednesday during August

Free to the public (charitable contributions welcome)
café open 6:00-9:30 pm for dinner/snacks
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RSVPs/info 323.413.2001

Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega & Fairfax
street parking