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PeaceMakers in a Time of War

Unitarian Universalists of Sarasota [Sarasota]

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Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalists of Sarasota
Address: 3975 Fruitville Road Sarasota

Sunday, February 18, 7pm

FREE:  Registration is Required.

NOTE: This event does not take place at Fogartyville.

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Roots/Shorashim/Judur:  A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence and Transformation

Location: Unitarian Universalists of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

A presentation by Noor Awad & Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger of Roots.

The Roots story begins in 2014 at a meeting between students of Rabbi Menachem Froman,  of blessed memory, and members of the politically-prominent Abu Awwad family. This grew into a series of encounters between Palestinians and Israelis: meetings between families, a women’s group, workshops, and a joint response to violence. Sensing the transformative power of this work, we committed to a long-term project and called it Roots.

Roots is a unique network of local Palestinians and Israelis who have come to see each other as the partners we both need to make changes to end our conflict. Based on a mutual recognition of each People’s connection to the Land, we are developing understanding and solidarity despite our ideological differences. Roots is a place where local peoples can take responsibility. Our work is aimed at challenging the assumptions our communities hold about each other, building trust and creating a new discourse around the conflict in our respective societies. This is a grassroots and local model for making change — from the bottom up.

For more information, visit: www.friendsofroots.net.

Sponsored by WSLR, the Peace Education and Action Center, Unitarian Universalists of Sarasota, and Covenant Mennonite Fellowship. 

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