Towards a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine: a Jewish Perspective on History, Identity and Solidarity: A talk by Marc Ellis

October 20, 2010

Fri. Oct. 29, 12-1:30 pm, Lecture Hall 1

“To forget one’s own oppression is to open the possibility of becoming the oppressor.” From Marc Ellis, Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation

On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, Marc Ellis, noted Jewish theologian and philosopher, will be speaking at The Evergreen State College and in Olympia.

Ellis is the Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Baylor University, and author of a number of books, including: Israel and Palestine Out of the Ashes: The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century; Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation; and Judaism Does not Equal Israel.

Marc Ellis will also make two presentations in the Olympia community:
Saturday, Oct. 30, 1-3pm
Marc Ellis hosts a conversation about his writing

Orca Books, 509 Fourth Avenue, Olympia
Saturday, Oct. 30, 7pm
"Jews of Conscience and the Quest for Justice in Palestine and Israel"
701 Franklin Street, Olympia

Professor Ellis' visit is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Fund Committee, the Rachel Corrie Foundation, Olympia Friends Peace and Social Justice Committee, Olympia BDS, the Middle East Solidarity Project and the following academic programs: Visions and Voices; Imperialism; Nonfiction Media; Memory and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean; and Cutting Through the Clamor: Writing for Change.