featuring author Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta
Author Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, a Quaker Jew who lived in Jerusalem for seven years and has written widely on Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent activism, will share reflections from her interview-based study that presents the voices of over 100 practitioners and theorists of nonviolence, the vast majority either Palestinian or Israeli. In Kaufman-Lacusta’s collection, these subjects reflect on their personal involvement in nonviolent resistance and speak about the nonviolent strategies and tactics employed by Palestinian and Israeli organizations, both separately and in joint initiatives. In their own words, these activists share examples of effective nonviolent campaigns, discuss obstacles encountered, and the changes required for their organizations, and the nonviolent movement as a whole, to more successfully pursue the goal of a just peace. Attention is devoted to the special challenges of joint struggle and to hopes and visions for a shared future in the region.
Copies of Refusing to be Enemies will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please call (360) 754-3998 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by: Olympia Friends Meeting; Canadian Friends Service Committee; Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) – Vancover; IJV – Canada; Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice