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Invitation to a Book Talk - Shelley Wong and Ilham Nasser

Educators’ Perspectives on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Creating Alliances
A Peace Cafe
Scholars and peace activists discuss their book: Examining Education, Media and Dialogue under Occupation: The Case of Palestine and Israel
When: Sunday April 1st @ 9:00-11:00 AM
Where: Peace Café at Bus Boys and Poets
14th and V Streets NW
Washington DC 20009
In his endorsement of the book Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States of America and author of ‘Palestinian Peace Not Apartheid’ stated:
This book is a unique compilation from a wide range of experts that explores how creative dialogue and education can be used to promote a just Palestinian peace - not apartheid - in the Middle East.
Chapter authors come together on April 1st at the Peace Café to discuss their own hyphenated identities as Palestinian-American, Jewish-American, and Asian-American peace activists and to critically analyze the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the lens of educators. They also discuss the prospects for hope.
Nader Ayish, PhD, is an educator with over 21 years of experience. He currently teaches graduate students at George Mason University and American University as well as middle school near Washington, DC.
Ilham Nasser is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She has facilitated dialogue groups amongst Palestinians and Israelis and conducted research on the use of language to promote peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
Sandra Silberstein is professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a founding member of Seattle’s Middle East Peace Camp Community, and the author of War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11 and Techniques and Resources in Teaching Reading.
Shelley Wong is an associate professor at George Mason University in Multilingual Multicultural Education. She is a past president of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL International Association). She is the author of Dialogic Approaches to TESOL: Where the Ginkgo Tree Grows.