Community Events: Israel/Palestine and Immigration

Film Festival

You are invited, by Beth Keiser, to a film series entitled “Stories of Struggle, Conscience and Spirit: A Film Festival on Israel/Palestine.”   It opens Thursday March 2, 7 pm, at Lenoir Rhyne University, Asheville Chamber of Commerce Building, 36 Montford Ave.  All are welcome to a reception, two short films on Jerusalem, conversations and sharing of memories and photos from this contested city three religions call home.  The film festival runs for six Thursday evenings (March 2, 9, 16, 30 and May 11 and 18). The showings are free; donations are welcomed.  For details, call Beth Keiser 828 707 4271 or see www.mepeacewnc.com for Festival flyer.

The Festival has been in planning since September 2016, by the human rights activist group Just Peace for Israel/Palestine, that some Friends of this Meeting helped co-found.  They hope that “by screening a broad spectrum of dramas and documentaries by Palestinian and American filmmakers, focused on Palestinians as they interact with Jewish Israelis and the Occupation, we will encourage increased understanding of the realities of the lives of the two peoples.”

Immigration Lunch & Learn

For members of the community who are concerned about immigrants, join Pisgah Legal Services immigration law experts for a lunch session to learn about the immigration crisis affecting our neighbors. We will share ways that Pisgah Legal Services staff and volunteers are helping, and how you can plug in!  Key facts:

When: Monday, March 13, 12 noon to 1:30 PM

Where: Tuton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, Downtown Asheville

What: Lunch from Limones will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Brent McKnight of Pisgah Legal Services, by March 9th.

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