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Israel and Palestine: What We Know and What We Can Do
October 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFree
With Shelley Zimbalist moderating and asking probing questions, Dr. Jhally and Dr. Goldfield will discuss what activists need to know about the situation with Israel and Palestine and will reflect on which programs and initiatives seeking to address the conflict are helpful and which ones are less successful. With varied perspectives and decades of experience studying and teaching on Israel and Palestine, as well as on the ground, in-person involvement, these activist-scholars have much to say and much to teach. Dr. Jhally and Dr. Goldfield will engage with each other and with the gathered group – Shelley Zimbalist will invite your questions and reflections. Come with open minds and open hearts, all are welcome.
Dr. Sut Jhally is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication at UMASS-Amherst and the founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation. Dr. Jhally’s work revolves around the ways in which media and culture impact our understanding of issues connected to race, gender, politics, international relations and hyper-commercialism. He is the author and editor of a number of books and has been involved in the production of over 70 films and videos.
Dr. Norbert Goldfield is the founder and CEO of Healing Across the Divides, focusing on peace-building through health in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The mission of this organization is to measurably improve the health of marginalized Israelis and Palestinians through community-based interventions. Dr. Goldfield is also the founder and CEO of Ask Nurses and Doctors (AND) which works to link health professionals with political candidates who have practical plans for universal quality affordable health coverage for all Americans. Dr. Goldfield has published more than 100 books and articles, and is a practicing internist.
Shelley Abend Zimbalist has directed advocacy and organizing campaigns both locally and statewide and is an activist who has held public office. She has experience in social justice philanthropy and is currently a consultant with the Truth School.