YOUTH FILM SCREENING & PANEL
Join Hands of Peace for an in-person event on Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, CA 92011, for a Youth Film Screening & Panel. Teens who participated in a three-week dialogue with Israeli and Palestinian teens during the 2023 Hands of Peace Summer Program will share the films they produced, then discuss the production process and what the films mean to them. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session where alumni will discuss their experience in building understanding through deep listening and dialogue, explain how it has impacted them and their families, and share how they hope to contribute to their communities for positive social change.
MUSIC CONNECTS US:
Uniting Voices and the Jerusalem Youth Chorus in Concert
Join Hands of Peace in Chicago on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 PM for a FREE concert in partnership with Jerusalem Youth Chorus and Uniting Voices Chicago. This Community Circle will unite singers from Chicago and Jerusalem to explore the far-reaching impact of sound and its power to transcend the barriers that divide us. Register to reserve your seat here.
The Wall Between
Join Hands of Peace in La Jolla on Sunday, November 12 from 3-5 pm for a Book Circle: The Wall Between by Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson.
The Wall Between is a groundbreaking book that offers concrete ways for Jews and Palestinians to speak (and listen) differently to each other.
The Wall Between is about the wall that exists between Jewish and Palestinian communities in the Diaspora. Distrust, enmity, and hate are common currencies. They manifest at university campuses, schools and school boards, at political events, on social media, and in academic circles. For Jews, Israel must exist; for Palestinians, the historic injustice being committed since 1948 must be reversed. Neither wants to know why the Other cannot budge on these issues. The wall is up.
The authors have lived these principles and traveled this journey, away from their tribal traumas, through embracing the principles of justice. They insist that commitment to the Other means grappling with seemingly incompatible narratives until shared values are decided and acted upon. This book is a call to justice that challenges the status quo of Zionism while at the same time dealing directly with the complex histories that have created the situation today. The book is both realistic and hopeful—a guide for anyone who is open to new possibilities within the Israel-Palestine discourse in the West.
CONCERT FOR PEACE
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2023
Hands of Peace is extremely grateful to Katherine Hughes for organizing the 9th annual Concert for Peace and Art Exhibit, part of the Simple Gifts Concert Series at Glenview Community Church. A special “thank you” to Tania McCarthy, Sheryl Long, Betsy Martin, Laura Heyser, and Robin Woodsome for their help in publicizing the event and organizing the art exhibit. Money raised through free-will donations and art sales will benefit Hands of Peace so we may empower the next generation of changemakers.
INTRODUCTION TO DANGEROUS SPEECH VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
with Dangerous Speech Project
Wednesday, December 14
SCIENCE OF POLARIZATION VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
with One America Movement
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Hands of Peace and One America Movement partnered to examine through a neurological and a social science lens the myths that are propagated by toxic polarization and fueling the division in our country. This virtual workshop session will helped us better understand the subtle inner workings of our brains and behavior that influence how we perceive and interact with others— and how they perceive and interact with us.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE VIRTUAL ALUMNI PANEL
Thank your joining us for International Day of Peace Virtual Alumni Panel. Six Hands of Peace Alumni from the 2022 Summer Program joined moderators Emily Kenward, Chicago Site Director, and Melanie Stanek, San Diego Site Director.
COMMUNITY CIRCLES: SAN DIEGO ALUMNI PANEL
Thank you for joining us for Community Circles: San Diego Alumni Panel. Five Hands of Peace Alumni from the 2022 Summer Program joined Melanie Stanek, San Diego Site Director at the Encinitas Community Center for this in-person event.