Transcending Loss, Tragedy, and the Impasse of Self-righteous Hatred: An Evening with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Author of “I Shall Not Hate, A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Rights”
Monday, March 2, 2015, at 7:30 pm
Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary, University of Rochester
Thoughout his life, Izzeldin Abuelaish. MD, has beaten the odds: as a child growing up in a Gazan refugee camp, as an impoverished student focused on becoming a doctor, as a Palestinian medical expert treating Israeli patients, and now as a father enduring the loss of three of his children. Today, with his trademark, hopeful determination, he continues his efforts to bring Israelis and Palestinians together as people, with the unshakable purpose that his daughters, and the many other innocents on both sides, shall not have died in vain. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn from someone whose life represents the best of our human ability to overcome adversity, especially that from within: our destructive desire to do unto others what has been done unto us.
Light refreshments to follow in Interfaith Chapel, River Level.
College Dean’s Office, College Diversity Roundtable, Gandhi Institute, Interfaith Chapel, Muslim Students’ Association
Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center,President’s Office, Roman Catholic Newman Community
Student Association for Interfaith Cooperation, Vice President & General Secretary’s Office