Feb 11

The Parents Circle: Voices of Israel and Palestine

Sun, February 11, 2024 • 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h) • Weitz 236

Following the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) opening presentation on January 14, and the campus students dialogue sessions, this event provides an opportunity for extended Q&A with the same speakers from the PCFF. The event will be held in person, with the speakers again joining via Zoom.

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SPEAKERS (Updated)

Laila AlSheikh lives in Bethlehem in the West Bank. She studied Accounting and Business Administration. In 2002, her 6 months old son, Qussay, became ill and Israeli soldiers prevented Layla from taking him to the hospital for more than five hours. Qussay soon died from the lack of timely treatment. Layla joined the Parents Circle in 2016. Following her son’s death, she never thought of revenge, but rather has devoted her time and energy to ensuring a better, more peaceful future for her children.

Robi Damelin, spokesperson and director of international relations for the PCFF, joined the organization after her son was killed by a Palestinian sniper. All her work on the ground, both in Palestine and Israel and internationally, is geared toward non-violence and reconciliation as a means to end the occupation. Robi was named a 2015 Woman of Impact by Women in the World. She regularly contributes to media outlets in Israel and abroad. Robi was invited to brief the United Nations Security Council in May 2022.

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Event Summary

The Parents Circle: Voices of Israel and Palestine
  • Intended For: Students, Faculty, Staff
  • Categories: Diversity, Lecture/Panel

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