"Seeing Both Sides"

JUNE 5, 2003
LESLEY UNIVERSITY, MARRAN THEATER

A symposium exploring the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and recognizing the suffering, fears, aspirations and hopes of all people in the region. Presenters shared creative and arts-based approaches to building understanding and empathic bridges between peoples.

SPEAKERS INCLUDED:

Dr. Dan Baron, Professor of Psychology, Ben Gurion University
"A Psychosocial Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."

Dr. Kayed Khalil, Board member of the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salaam
"A Personal Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Situation."

Dr. Julia Byers, Professor and Director of Expressive Therapy, Lesley University
"Hidden Borders, Open Borders:The Role of the Arts in the Palestinian/ Israeli Context."

Dr. Cynthia Cohen, Director of Coexistence Outreach and International Collaborations at Brandeis University
"Promoting Coexistence and Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts"

DANCE PERFORMANCE:
Irit Halperin, Ph.D. student, Lesley University
"A Mother Wandering"

SEEING BOTH SIDES: POETRY READING at 7:30 PM

Sponsored by the Division of International & Collaborative Programs, Lesley University.