Houston Institute for Culture Five Year Celebration

Sep 29 2007 - 6:00pm
Sep 29 2007 - 9:00pm

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Please join us Saturday, September 29 for a Five Year Anniversary Celebration of the Houston Institute for Culture from 6:00-8:00pm, followed by a talk and book signing by Dr. Alice Rothchild, author of "Broken Promises, Broken Dreams", at 8:00pm

A short program at 7:00pm will feature Latina authors, Loida Casares Ruiz and Rose Mary Salum, and a demonstration of the organization's youth development programs.

Those attending the informal reception will meet volunteers and community supporters, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about several Houston Institute for Culture programs and initiatives, including:
Camp Dos Cabezas (now in its fourth year)
Students for a Better Houston
Digital Story Resource Center
Center for Localism
And more

We look forward to seeing you at the celebration, September 29, and please stay for Dr Alice Rothchild's talk at 8:00pm.

Alice Rothchild was born in Boston and grew up in Sharon. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in psychology and received an M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. Alice developed an interest in progressive politics in the 1960s and 70s starting with campus opposition to the Vietnam War and moving on to her discovery of feminism and health reform movements while in medical school and residency.

In 1997, through her involvement in the Boston Workmen's Circle, a progressive secular Jewish organization, Alice turned much of her non-medical focus to understanding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and its relationship to US foreign policy and American Jewry. She co-founded and co-chairs Visions of Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine, now Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston, and co-organized the Jewish American Medical Project, now the JVP Health and Human Rights Project.

Her book, "Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience" recounts her experiences as she grapples with the reality of life in Israel, the complexity of Jewish Israeli attitudes, and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. Through her work with a medical and human rights project, Alice is able to offer a unique personal insight into the conflict. Based on interviews with a number of different women, she examines their diverse perspectives and the complexities of Jewish Israeli identity. Her memorable account brings to life the voices of people mutually entwined in trauma, and explores individual examples of resilience and resistance.

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Houston Institute for Culture

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