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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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