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“Challenging Stereotypes: Palestinians, Nonviolence, and Human Dignity:” A Talk with Jen Marlowe
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:17

Marloweheadshot 235Purchase, NY The Duchesne Center, Connie Hogarth Center, Muslim Student Association, and Seeds of Peace at Manhattanville College, in coordination with the Interfaith Connection, Jewish Voice for Peace—Westchester, and the Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Nonviolence are proud to present "Challenging Stereotypes: Palestinians, Nonviolence, and Human Dignity," an open discussion with Jen Marlowe, independent filmmaker and author.

The discussion, which will focus on nonviolence, is Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berman Students' Center Lobby on the Manhattanville Campus.

Marlowe will host a discussion on Palestinian nonviolence using video segments from her documentary films. With inspiring examples of human dignity and nonviolent resistance, her talk will focus on the humanity behind the headlines.

Jen Marlowe is an award-winning author, playwright, filmmaker, and human rights advocate. She is widely recognized for her work on Darfur and the death penalty and has been involved for years in Palestine and Israel. Her play There is a Field depicts the lives of Palestinians inside Israel. One Family in Gaza, a documentary, chronicles suffering on the ground during the invasion of 2009. Last year she co-authored with Sami Al Jundi The Hour of Sunlight, which recounts his ten years in Israeli prisons followed by two decades of dedication to nonviolence and peaceful reconciliation.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College (www.manhattanville.edu) is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution located just 30 minutes from New York City serving 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from 66 countries and 33 states. The student body provides more than 30,000 community service hours annually reinforcing Manhattanville's commitment to civic engagement and social action. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate courses of study, ranging from traditional Bachelor's to accelerated programs geared to adult learners. Manhattanville also offers a wide variety of Master's programs including degrees in management, Sports Business Management, and Creative Writing, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Casey Tolfree

Office of Communications

casey.tolfree@mville.edu

914.323.5375

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