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Education For Social Change: Teaching the Nakbah

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 725 Commonwealth Ave. • CAS 235 • Boston
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As the 70th Anniversary of the Nakbah approaches on May 15, 2018, we celebrate the resistance and courage of young people both in Palestine and across the world (particularly those children detained by the Israeli military in its occupation prisons). After 70 years, the Israeli occupation continues to dismantle, destroy the lives of Palestinian people worldwide. 

Teachers play an essential role in this struggle of liberation. To teach freedom, justice and humanity is to teach youth about their own possible futures. To bring resistance into the classroom is essential in creating hope and dignity in the lives of all humans.

******BU SJP presents a lecture by, and conversation with, Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch and Jody Sokolower.*****

Both Zeiad and Jody currently work with MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance). 

Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch: Program Manager for Cross-Cultural Programs, is a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee Camp in the West Bank. He is the cofounder of the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh. Zeiad is also a filmmaker, journalist and educator who has worked with Palestinian and international media and has participated in the production of several documentary films. He was the co- producer and production manager of Promises, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002. He completed his Master of Arts in Social Justice and International Relations from the World Learning School for International Training Graduate Institute.

Jody Sokolower: Coordinator of the Teach Palestine Project, is an educator and Palestine solidarity activist. From 2009-2017 she was the managing editor of Rethinking Schools, a progressive magazine for K-12 teachers and teacher activists. Before that, she taught middle and high school students, HIV test counselors, and women immigrants. In addition to her work inspiring teachers to include Palestine in their curriculum, she supports teachers and future teachers as an instructor and curriculum consultant.

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