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Center for Civic Engagement presents

East Jerusalem

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

J Street U's last big event of the semester is at 5 PM on Tuesday, December 4th in Weis Cinema. It will be a screening of a new documentary by a group called JustVision promoting non-violent activism on the ground amongst Israelis and Palestinians. The film is called "My Neighbourhood" and is a 25 minutes portrait of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. It depicts the Palestinian residents' battle alongside Israeli protesters against ideological settlers who have taken control of their houses.

The evening is being hosted by Center for Civic Engagement grant recipients who went to Jerusalem this summer (myself, Ben DiFabbio, and Lauren Blaxter - both of BPYI), the Human Rights Project, and J Street U. Following the film there will be a panel with the Associate Producer of "My Neighbourhood" who can answer questions on the making of the film and more on Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian property law expert named Diala Shamas who works at CUNY and has worked with a number of leading human rights groups such as B'Tselem who can answer questions on the legal situation that allows for settlements, and a student representative - all moderated by our own Peter Rosenblum of the Human Rights department.

Please be sure to be there!

For more information, call 414-688-9650, or e-mail al8430@bard.edu.

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema