A Talk on Palestinian/Israeli Relations @ WWC

Posted by admin on Feb 3, 2010 in Other Events, Peace & Justice

Dear Supporters of Peace and Justice Studies at WWC,
You’re invited to the following SPECIAL EVENT:

Current Events in Palestine and Israel: An On-the Ground Perspective
with Veronica Grant

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010; 6:30PM – 8:00 PM
Canon Lounge (Gladfelter Bldg WWC Campus)

A native of Asheville, in the past year, Veronica has lived in Jerusalem, Damascus, and Ramallah. Her interest in the Middle East began at a Peace Camp in Egypt in 2003. In 2004, Veronica left Asheville to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to pursue her interests in the Middle East. She majored in International Studies and Social and Economic Justice and studied both Hebrew and Arabic. On campus, she was actively involved in UNC’s Jewish community, promoting Jewish-Muslim-Arab relations, and transforming the Israel/Palestine debate to that of a progressive one, particularly within the Jewish community. After graduating from UNC in 2008, she moved to Jerusalem to pursue a Master’s in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Last year, in addition to her studies, Veronica taught yoga to an Israeli-Palestinian women’s weight loss group, as featured in Oprah Magazine, June ’09. In summer ’09, Veronica lived with a Syrian family while studying Arabic at the University of Damascus. She is also proud to say that she has couch surfed and hitch hiked, motorcycles included, throughout Lebanon and Syria, and is still here to tell us about it. Currently, she lives in Ramallah, interns with B’tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and is beginning work on her thesis on the Israel-Palestine debate on American campuses.
Free to the public. Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Studies Program WWC

Prof. Paul J. Magnarella. Ph.D., J.D.
Director, Peace and Justice Studies
Warren Wilson College, CPO 6282
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

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