Amos Day 2012 - Hope Remains - New speaker added to line up.
We are pleased to confirm that Ben Yeger from Combatants for Peace will be joining us for Amos Day on Saturday 29 September.
Ben is an Israeli ex-combatant (IDF 83-86 including the first Lebanon war) and the UK representative of Combatants for Peace.
After his time in the IDF, Ben left Israel making a promise to himself that he would never serve in the army again. He kept this promise and it took him 20 years to have the courage to find the gateway for his personal expression and action towards contributing to ending the conflict through non -violent means. It was through a meeting with Chen Alon (co-founder of CfP), in 2008 which led to Ben's involvement with CfP .
Ben is a Creative Therapist/facilitator of personal and group process and creative dialogue/Theatre Director/ Film maker and change agent. He lives with his wife, three children and grandson in Totnes Devon.
We are delighted that Ben will be speaking at Amos Day about Combatants for Peace's work and discussing Why non-violence is the best hope for Palestine with our other exciting speakers Sami Awad from our partners the Holy Land Trust, Rafeef Ziadah and journalist Arthur Neslen
See below for more details of the day and click through to book your place.
Amos Day 2012 - Hope Remains
Why non-violence provides the best hope for Palestine?
Saturday 29 September 10am Registration, 10.30am Start. 4pm Finish.
St Mary-at-Hill Church, Eastcheap, London EC3R 8EE
(Please note new venue.) You can find directions here. Nearest tubes: Bank/Monument.
We will be joined by:
Sami Awad - Founder and Director of the Holy Land Trust, Amos’ partner in Bethlehem. The Trust works with the local community to promote a non-violent end to the Israeli occupation and a future of equality and peaceful coexistence. Sami is a well-known international speaker and will be speaking on Non-violence, a strategic, practical, and spiritual alternative.
Rafeef Ziadah - Palestinian spoken word artist, activist and lecturer. Currently completing her PHD at SOAS, she is a member of the Palestinian Boycott National Committee. Rafeef will be performing extracts from her performance poetry album, Hadeel.
Ben Yeger - UK representative of Combatants for Peace. Ben is an Israeli ex -combatant (IDF 83-86 including the first Lebanon war). He is a creative therapist, facilitator of personal and group process and creative dialogue, theatre director, film maker and change agent.
Arthur Neslen – Journalist and author who writes about the Middle East (Guardian, Observer, The Economist). He will be reading from his second book, In your eyes a sandstorm - Ways of being Palestinian.
- Panel discussion chaired by Amos Trust’s Founder Garth Hewitt
- Challenging Injustice. Rebuilding Hope – our challenge to rebuild a demolished home in Palestine in 2013.
- Kairos Palestine UK – get involved in this exciting new network
BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED - THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.
Bring your own lunch. Tea & coffee available.
You can download our Amos Day flier here