Keeping Hope Alive-Palestinian Life and Culture Program Series
Final events of “Keeping Hope Alive ~ Life and Culture in Occupied Palestine” will be presented Tuesday and Thursday at CSU’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Center. Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Budrus, an award-winning documentary film will be shown. Budrus is a film about a Palestinian community that unites Fatah and Hamas members and Israeli supporters in a nonviolent movement to save their village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier.
Thursday, 5:00-7:30 p.m. an inspirational closing program,Continuing the Hope, will include literary readings from My Name is Rachel Corrie from the diary of Rachel Corrie, and I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish. In addition there will be readings of Palestinian poetry evoking aspects of the rich Palestinian culture. Attendees will enjoy refreshments of delicious traditional Palestinian cuisine.
The unifying thread of Keeping Hope Alive is the acclaimed Gaza children’s art exhibit “A Child’s View from Gaza,” forty works of children’s art, on the walls of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center and in display cases in Ayres Hall. Docents are available for guided tours of A Child’s View on Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30-12:00 and 2:00-3:30.
Presentations are free of charge.