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[BTvS - Chicago] Sun. Nov. 5 Dinner & Peace Activist Stories/Chicago Humanities Festival

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 5:00pm
DINNER WITH BRIT TZEDEK ADVOCAY LEADER STEVE MASTERS

Join chapter members for dinner with Steve Masters, national
spokesperson and Co-Chair of Advocacy for Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.
This is a good opportunity to ask any questions about Brit
Tzedek policy, U.S. administration and congressional positions
on the conflict, etc. We will meet at Max's Deli & Restaurant,
191 Skokie Valley Rd (just south of Lake Cook Rd. by Skokie Blvd
in Crossroads Shopping Mall), Highland Park (847) 831-0600.

**Please RSVP to Aliza@btvshalom.org if you plan to join us for
dinner.**

7:00pm PEACE ACTIVIST STORIES
WITH STEVE MASTERS AND SAFFYIA SHILLO
A short memorial service for former Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin followed by "Peace Activist Stories: An American
Jew and Palestinian Share their Perspectives on the
Israeli-Palestinian Situation." A presentation by Steve Masters
and Saffiya Shillo (bios are below). This is unique opportunity
to hear Brit Tzedek national leader Steve Masters and
Chicago-based Palestinian activist Saffiya Shillo. Co-sponsored
by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Chicago Chapter. At Lakeside
Congregation for Reform Judaism, 1221 County Line Road, Highland
Park, Illinois (one block east of the Lake Cook exit off Route
41).

Instructions:
http://www.lakesidecongregation.org/aboutus/directions/

STEVE MASTERS BIO: Steve Masters has been active in the Jewish
community for many years. In 1990 Steve co-produced the first
Israeli film festival in Philadelphia and later that year
co-founded the Shalom Coalition, the Philadelphia progressive
Jewish response to the Gulf War. From 1991 to 1993, he was
Associate Director of the Jewish Peace Lobby in Silver Spring
Maryland. From 1995 to the present he has served as a Vice
President of the Philadelphia metropolitan area Jewish Labor
Committee and for seven years represented JLC on the
Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council board. In 2004
Steve was selected to his second two year term on the JCRC
Policy Board and is also a featured speaker for the Philadelphia
Jewish Community Relations Council on topics relating to Israel.
Steve has also served as an officer and commission chair of the
regional chapter of American Jewish Congress and is a former
board member of his synagogue Mishkan Shalom in Oxborough. In
2000 Steve became a staff attorney to the Philadelphia City
Council, where he currently drafts legislation and researches
policy issues in the Council's Technical Services Unit.
Previously, he was an attorney with a law firm that served
unions, consumers, and disabled persons. Steve earned his B.A.
in Political Science from Yale University in 1981 and a J.D.
from Boston University School of Law 1986.

SAFFIYA SHILLO BIO: Saffiya Shillo is a longtime American
Palestinian community activist. She presently serves on the
board of the American Task Force on Palestine
(americantaskforce.org) the Palestinian American Women's Society
and Arab American Family Services (a social service agency
serving the Chicago area's Arab and Muslim community, of which
the majority is Palestinian). Shillo previously worked as
Director of Ethnic Affairs for the State of Illinois' Office of
Lieutenant Governor and prior to that was Director of the Arab
American Institute's Chicago office. She is very involved in
Jewish/Israeli-Palestinian dialogue in the Chicago area and has
given presentations at area synagogues and Hillels. Shillo
currently works as a domestic violence/sexual assault counselor
in Chicago's Arab community.

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2006 CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL PEACE AND WAR: FACING HUMAN
CONFLICT

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN RELATED PROGRAMS

All programs $5 in advance, $6 at door. Free tickets for
students and teachers. Please reserve your tickets by calling
312.494.9509 or visiting www.chfestival.org . Sold out program
often have seats available; please arrive 30 minutes prior to
start time to join queue.

Moshe Safdie: An Architecture of Peace Noted Israeli-born
architect discusses work in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Sunday,
Nov. 5, 1:30pm, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S.
Michigan

Emily Hauser: Unilateralism Vs. Reconciliation--Which is the Way
to Peace Discussion of topic in context of Israeli-Palestinian
conflict. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2pm, Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 54
W. Chicago

Rashid Khalidi: Palestinian Struggle for Statehood Columbia
professor discusses his new book The Iron Cage. Saturday, Nov.
11, noon, Northwestern University School of Law, Thorne
Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago

Jeffrey Goldberg: A Muslim and Jew Across the Middle East Divide
The New Yorker journalist discusses his new book Prisoners.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 3pm, Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S.
Michigan
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