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Pilgrimage to Peace: Working for Justice & Peace in Palestine and Israel

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
4141 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse

Come learn about the work of two women from B’Tselem who are working for peace in the Middle East. B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, based in Jerusalem, strives to end the occupation believing this to be the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Helen Yanovsky is the video archive manager of B’Tselem, and a documentary filmmaker. Her work has been screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Berlinale. She has recently won Grand Prize in Israel’s Solidarity Festival for her documentary “The Boy from H2.” Chelsey Berlin is Director of B’Tselem USA. She spent three years in the northern West Bank city of Nablus directing a service-learning program at Tomorrow’s Youth and a year in Tel Aviv as the recipient of a Dorot Fellowship in Israel.

Pilgrimage to Peace is sponsored by Churches for Middle East Peace – a coalition of 27 national church denominations and organizations working to encourage U.S. policies that actively promote just, lasting and comprehensive resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East. La Crosse was selected to host one of only several stops happening across the nation in June from the B’Tselem representatives.

The La Crosse visit is being funded through a generous grant from our Global Awareness Fund, and coordinated by the Interfaith Partners for Peace and Justice in Palestine/Israel and the La Crosse Area Synold – ELCA Middle Eat Subcommittee.