Refusing to be Enemies ~ Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation - With Author Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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 speak Saturday, May 28th, at 7:00 p.m., at the Olympia Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, in Olympia.  Kaufman-Lacusta will share reflections from her interview-based book that presents voices of over 100 practitioners and theorists of nonviolence, the vast majority either Palestinian or Israeli.  The activists reflect on their personal involvement in nonviolent resistance and speak about strategies and tactics employed by Palestinian and Israeli organizations, both separately and in joint initiatives.  In their own words, the subjects share examples of effective nonviolent campaigns, discuss obstacles encountered, and also the changes required for their organizations 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.

The free event is sponsored by Olympia Friends Meeting, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Independent Jewish Voices-Vancouver and Canada, and the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.

For information call 360-754-3998 or email