Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • One Day After Peace
  • Film
  • 4/2/2014
  • 17:30-19:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Jewish Studies Program, Middle East Studies, Students For Justice in the Middle East, African and African-American Studies, Peace and Conflict S
Event Description
Can the means used to resolve the conflict in South Africa be applied to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? As someone who experienced both conflicts firsthand, Robi Damelin wonders about this. Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, she later lost her son, who was serving with the Israeli Army reserve in the Occupied Territories. At first she attempted to initiate a dialogue with the Palestinian who killed her child. When her overtures were rejected, she embarked on a journey back to South Africa to learn more about the country's Truth and Reconciliation Committee's efforts in overcoming years of enmity. Robi's thought-provoking journey leads from a place of deep personal pain to a belief that a better future is possible. The film will be followed by a brief panel discussion featuring Nimrod Rosler, Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies, Peter Ukpokodu, Professor and Chair, Department of African & African-American Studies, Sara Jawhari, Journalist and Palestinian Social Justice Advocate, and Jackie Brinton, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Coordinator of Middle East Studies.