Americans are watching in dismay as Gaza comes under the bombs for the third time in the last few years and Israel as a nation finds itself in crisis, under attack by Hamas. Over 1,000 Palestinians and Israelis have been killed. Many thousands have been injured. The Levantine Cultural Center and community partners present "The Crisis This Time: Conversations on Israel/Palestine," a weekly workshop and study group that meets each Wednesday evening in August (6, 13, 20, 27), 7-9 pm at the Levantine Cultural Center to examine the news out of Israel/Palestine, discuss the war, and explore solutions—how can we, as concerned Americans, contribute to peace and justice in the region, while holding our own government accountable to the highest standards of human rights?
Each evening will feature special guest speakers, conflict mediation specialists, film excerpts and study materials. The series is free-to-the-public and includes refreshments (tax-deductible contributions are welcome ).
This series intends to bring together voices of reason, Americans against violence, hate and racism as we build bridges and community. All welcome.
RSVPs (optional) 323.413.2001, seating limited. Café open for dinner/snacks 6:30-9:30 pm.
Community partners include CODEPINK: Women for Peace, LA Jews for Peace, Mediators Beyond Borders, with new partners being added daily.