Jewish Voice for Peace-Los Angeles presents an intimate evening with the rabbi Newsweek Magazine named one of the top 25 pulpit rabbis in America, author of the new book Wrestling in the Daylight, A Rabbi's Path to Solidarity with the Palestinians. Says Diana Buttu, "Brant Rosen's book is a journey of a rabbi who moves from believing in liberal Zionism, to questioning it to eventually abandoning it, in favor of humanist values of equality for all, irrespective of religion."
Brant Rosen is a graduate of UCLA, a congregational rabbi at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston IL, and co-chair go the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council.
"EGYPT NOW", PUBLIC DEBRIEFING ON THE POST-REVOLUTION ERA, BRINGS TOGETHER KEY ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND GENERAL PUBLIC, MON., APRIL 29, 7 PM, LEVANTINE CULTURAL CENTER
[Los Angeles-APRIL 23, 2013]—To get a deeper sense of life in Egypt today after the popular revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak and led to the election of Mohamed Morsi, top activists Jawad Nabulsi, Ahmed Maher and Karim Amer will speak to a limited audience in Los Angeles on Monday evening, April 29, 2013. "Egypt Now" is a public conversation with activist/entrepreneur Nabulsi, activist/engineer Maher, and activist/producer Amer (The Square), moderated by Nerfertiti Takla, on what Americans should know about Egypt in 2013.
There will be an exclusive short screening excerpt from the forthcoming documentary The Square by director Jehane Noujaim (Control Room) presented by its producer, Karim Amer.
The Levantine Cultural Center presents a rare live performance lecture on the aesthetics of Arabic music.
"Egypt Now" is a public conversation with activist and entrepreneur Jawad Nabulsi, activist/engineer Ahmed Maher, and activist/producer Karim Amer (The Square)
Join us in the Levantine café for a film salon. This probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein reveals a devoted son of Holocaust survivors who is an ardent critic of Israel and US Middle East policy. The author of several provocative books, including The Holocaust Industry and most recently Knowing Too Much, Why the American Jewish Romance With Israel is Coming to an End, Finkelstein has been at the center of many intractable controversies. This screening is cosponsored by The Friends of Film, a Year-Round Festival. Norman Finkelstein will be speaking in Orange County on April 23 and in Los Angeles on April 25, 2013.
Always insightful, always compelling, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, historian and author of eight books, including most recently Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance With Israel is Coming to an End, will come to Chapman University on Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm. He will be introduced by Prof. Nubar Hovsepian, who will moderate a Q & A after the presentation, followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public; donations are welcome. Finkelstein will present the arguments laid out in Knowing Too Much. Traditionally, he notes, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. This forum made possible with the generous underwriting of Dr. Diane Shammas. Link to Chapman Campus Map here (see Beckman Hall, G6).
Always insightful, always compelling, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, historian and author of eight books, including most recently Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance With Israel is Coming to an End, will come to Westwood on Thursday, April 25, 7 pm. "Israel, Palestine and the Future of Peace" is a public forum organized by LA Jews for Peace with support from the Levantine Cultural Center and open to everyone. Finkelstein will present the arguments laid out in Knowing Too Much. Traditionally, he notes, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. There will be a public Q & A and book signing following the presentation. KPFK Pacific 90.7 FM is a media sponsor.
Join International Dance Artist Aubre Hill for lessons in Arab Folk Dance and Bellydance on Mondays at the LCC. Drop-in for one class, or buy a discounted 4-pack of classes and develop your dancing skills while having fun. Classes run in 4-week sequences. This series runs March 4th-March 25th.
Arabic Folkdance, Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Learn the diverse & colorful folk dances from around the Arab World, while enjoying regional music & movement variations. For the month of March, Aubre will focus on folkdances from Egypt especially Saidi including assaya (stick) dancing. Giving historical & cultural context while having fun, join Aubre every Monday 6:00-7:00pm. All ages and levels welcome.
14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai became a worldwide cause célèbre for her activism on behalf of girls' education when in October 2012, she was shot in the head and neck in a Taliban assassination attempt. Malala survived the attack and has become an international symbol of freedom. Her case is only the tip of the iceberg, however, because in other parts of Pakistan getting an education is still an act of defiance. Academy-Award winning director Hemal Trivedi will present her short documentary, Shabeena's Quest, and talk about Shabeena, a remarkable school principal, and her quest to bring education to the children, particularly the young girls, living in the shadow of the Taliban, in Pakistan's Islamabad region. Doors 7 pm, screening 7:30 pm, Q & A 8:15 to 9 pm.