--PHOTO EXHIBIT documenting conditions in Gaza
--PRESENTATION on Israel & Gaza, followed by discussion
Skip Schiel is a photographer and a frequent visitor to Gaza. While there, he witnesses the effects of the Israeli siege on Gaza and he works with the AFSC's youth program teaching photography. Schiel has also led photographic workshops at Al Aqsa University in Gaza. The theme of his photographic presentation is "Hope and Hopelessness: How do residents of Gaza survive psychologically?
Cantor Michael Davis received his musicology training in Israel, where he served as a military chaplain and then a military journalist in the Israel Defense Forces. Michael served in the Israeli army for three years, including a posting in Gaza. Cantor Davis now serves at Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism in Highland Park, and has been very active on behalf of peace and justice in Israel/Palestine. In recent years, he staged a Jewish-Arab cultural festival, presented at an Iftar ceremony and was a panelist at the Chicago Hearing on US policy in Israel.
--6:30 View photo exhibit and mingle (Bring a pot-luck snack to share, if you wish.)
--7:15 Program begins
--8:15 Questions and discussion
--American Friends Service Committee
--Downers Grove Friends Meeting
--DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition
--Fellowship of Reconciliation
--Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago
--West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition
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