The Center for Scholarship and Research
At Wheelock College
Invites you to a Special Event…
“Making Peace Happen”
Elad Vazana, an Israeli peace facilitator, will speak about the Sulha Peace Project, an exciting and innovative grassroots peace initiative between Arabs and Israelis.
Dr. Debbie Samuels-Peretz will discuss highlights of an evaluation of the Sulha Project that is underway
Tuesday, May 12
Hewitt Board Room (RM 201)
43 Hawes Street, Brookline
Light refreshment will be provided.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The evening is cosponsored by the Boston Chapter of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
*WATCH* short video clip of Elad’s work with Arab and Jewish Youth:
Elad Vazana was raised in Israel after his parents emigrated from Morocco in the 1950’s. Like most Jewish Israelis, he served in the Israel Defense Forces; the challenges he faced during that experience led him to reflect on the way in which Israelis and Palestinians view each other, and to devote himself to humanizing the ‘other side’ as well as diligently working toward peacebuilding in all aspects of his life and the world that surrounds him. Elad has taught and managed projects for: Youth Leading Change, Sulha Peace Project (uniting thousands of Arabs and Jews), Gevim North (a Mediation Center), and Makom Balev (a shelter for at-risk youth). Most recently, Elad gathered Palestinian and Israeli youth for one-week desert journeys to build relationships while learning to identify with all humankind and the Earth. He was a powerful force in the 2007 Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp, and in the 2009 Citizen Initiative to send needed supplies across the Gaza border to citizens following the war. He has been called, “one of the most effective, yet humble peacebuilding practitioners in Israel.”