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Sunday, February 17 • 11:20am - 12:20am
Untold Stories from Israel and the West Bank

The session "Untold Stories from Israel and the West Bank" offers the sharing of personal experiences by two people who lived in those countries at any time since 1967, the beginning of the Israeli occupation.  Q and A will follow the two presentations.  All who attend this session, speakers and audience alike, are asked to leave their politics at the door.  Come with an open mind to hear "Untold Stories".


Sallie Gratch

Sallie Gratch, social worker/peace activist, has been involved in the citizen diplomacy movement since the mid-80's. She is a member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston where the Untold Stories Project was launched in 2011. Sallie is the founder of Project Kesher. | | The Israeli presenter, Yali Amit, is chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago, and professor of the Department of... Read More →


Yali Amit

Yali Amit, is professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago. He was born in Israel and was active in the peace movement during the 70's and 80's while attending highschool, the Army and College. Yali immigrated to the US when he was 28 years old and has lived in Chicago since 1991. Over the years he has been involved with various initiatives to increase understanding of the Middle East conflict within the... Read More →

Miryam Rashid

Miryam Rashid lived in the West Bank for five years. She received her MA in Middle East Studies at the University of Chicago in 1998. Since then she has worked with many non-governmental organizations in Washington and Chicago. Miryam has done extensive research on human rights issues in the Middle East and led three delegations to Palestine/Israel. She served, until last year, as Director of the Middle East Program of the American Friends... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 11:20am - 12:20am
Illinois Room B Floor 3 North