We at Indiana Center for Middle East Peace hope that you have enjoyed - or will shortly be enjoying - your spring break.
Please put SUNDAY, APRIL 17, on your calendars. We will be hosting Rabbi Brant Rosen as he speaks on the current state of Palestinian-Israeli relations and what we as Americans can do during this fractious political season to support justice and full human rights in the region. He'll be speaking at the Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center (UEF), 2223 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808, 3:30-5:30pm.
Rabbi Rosen wears many hats. As a long-tenured congregational rabbi, he is now the Executive Director of the Midwest Office of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers), and he serves as the Rabbi at the non-Zionist congregation, Tzedek Chicago. He is also one of the founders of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council. Brant is a good friend and he has become one of the leading religious voices in the country for a just peace in the Middle East.
Finally, on Sunday, April 17, you'll also have the opportunity to view the Nakba Exhibit of Memory and Hope which will be displayed at the UEF before and after Rabbi Rosen's presentation. It will open at 3:00pm and remain open until 6:30pm. The Nakba Exhibit of Memory and Hope was created by Bshara Nassar (the nephew of our friend, Daoud Nassar of Tent of Nations farm) to tell the story of "the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in 1948, as well as the ongoing reality for all the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation."
Rabbi Rosen's presentation as well as the Nakba Exhibit of Memory and Hope are being co-sponsored by Hoosier Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (HUUJME) and the Fort Wayne Friends (Quakers).
Please bring a friend with you! This is an important event!