Evergreen Hosts Last "Search for Peace: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" Lecture Series and Community Dialogue "Women's Movements" and "Local Peace Initiatives" on Thurs., March 4, 2004

Published: March 02, 2004

Event Date: March 04, 2004

Evergreen Hosts Last "Search for Peace: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" Lecture Series and Community Dialogue

"Women's Movements" and "Local Peace Initiatives" on Thurs., March 4, 2004

7-8:30 p.m., "Women's Movements"
8:30-10 p.m., Local Peace Initiatives

First Church of Christ Scientist, corner of E. 8 th and S.E. Washington, downtown Olympia

Free and open to the public

The Evergreen State College, in partnership with members of the Olympia-area community, hosts the final event in a six-part lecture series and community dialogue on "Search for Peace: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" on Thurs., March 4, at the First Church of Christ Scientist in downtown Olympia. "Women's Movements" begins at 7 p.m. with lectures by Dr. Therese Saliba and Dr. Simona Sharoni from The Evergreen State College. At 8:30 p.m., members of local peace initiative groups share their work on addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Members of the public are invited to attend this popular free event that concludes with this presentation.

Saliba teaches Third World feminist studies, cultural studies, comparative and multicultural literature, Middle East studies, and writing at Evergreen. She has a bachelor of arts in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master of fine arts in fiction writing and a doctorate in English, both from the University of Washington.

Sharoni is executive director of The Peace and Justices Studies Association, a member of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development and the Peace Studies Association. She has a doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution, and is the author of " Gender and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance ." She has lived in the Middle East most of her life and has been involved in solidarity work with Palestinian women.

Funding for "Search for Peace" is made possible through an Atlantic Philanthropies grant and The Evergreen State College's Diversity Fund. For more information, contact Edie Harding at (360) 867-6453 or visit http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/palestinianisraeli/ .

Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213
Edie Harding, director of governmental relations, (360) 867-6453