Hostelling International Chicago 2012 Peace Conference: Disruptive Thinking
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2012
Hostelling International Chicago, 24 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
WorldChicago Executive Director, Peggy Parfenoff, is pleased to be a part of this conference as a panelist on "Innovative International Connections" on October 27th.
This conference promotes peace through innovative thinking, pushing traditional boundaries, and active participation in our communities. Conference registrants will have the opportunity to attend workshops and roundtable discussions with diverse local experts and community leaders; visit a local art gallery; attend a film screening and discussion presented by the Peace on Earth Film Festival; cultivate inner peace with a certified yoga instructor; enjoy an interactive, multicultural music and dance showcase presented by Old Town School of Folk Music; and benefit from built-in networking time.
Workshop topics will include peace through travel, sustainable agriculture, gun violence in Chicago, women's empowerment and peace; gender and sexuality issues; art and social justice; Israeli-Palestinian peace; and innovative international connections.
Keynote presentation by disruptive thinker Dr. Norman G. Finkelstein: What Gandhi Says.
Register online at http://chicagopeaceconference2012.eventbrite.com/.
Contact HI-Chicago Community Liaison Sharday El-Assar at email@example.com or 312-583-2227 for more information.
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
Salsa Tel Aviv: A Night of Movies and Dancing
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:30 PM
Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Law School
375 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
It's the best of Mexico and Israel in one night! Join us for the screening of Salsa Tel Aviv, a romantic comedy alive with comic twists and the combination of cultures. Immediately following the movie, we continue the celebration with Salsa music, dancing, and Israeli-Mexican munchies. Dance the night away as we celebrate 60 years of diplomatic friendship between Mexico and Israel.
For more information, link here.
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights Presents
Authors, Bill Tammeus and Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
"They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust"
Sunday, October 28, 2012
7:00-8:30pm, in the Sanctuary
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Join Bill Tammeus, a former nationally syndicated columnist for the Kansas City Star, and Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, descendant of Polish Rabbis and the spiritual leader of the New Reform Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, as they discuss their book which unfolds many Holocaust stories that have never before been made public: gripping narratives of Jews who survived against all odds and courageous non-Jews who risked their own lives to provide shelter.
More information, link here.
Free of charge. Open to the public.