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THE PARENTS CIRCLE: Sisterhood of Pain, Sisterhood of Hope


Giving in to bitterness is almost irresistible. So you feed the cycle of suspicion and anger that leaves more children dead, more mothers in mourning.

The 600 Palestinian and Israeli families of the Parents Circle Families Forum-mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives who’ve lost loved ones to the seemingly endless conflict—refuse to give up hope so that we can break that cycle.

Twelve of those mothers who forged the pain of their children’s deaths into a common passion for peace are bringing their remarkable stories to the Streicker Center. They will talk about their efforts to turn hatred into understanding and vengeance into reconciliation.

Moderated by Nightline anchor, JuJu Chang.

Please join us to honor these remarkable women who remind us that peace is possible.

Batya Avisar, Ramat Gan Lost her beloved son, Uzi, age 21; Bushra Awad, Beit Omar Lost her beloved son, Mahmoud, age 17; Robi Damelin, Tel Aviv Lost her beloved son, David, age 28; Fayza Abu Jafar, Jenin, Lost her beloved son, Ahmad, age 17; Daniella Kitain, Neve Shalom Lost her beloved son, Tom, age 19; Hanan Lubadeh, Nablus Lost her beloved son, Masood, age 14; Tamara Rabinovich, Jaffa Lost her beloved son, Idor, age 20; Najwa Saadeh, Bethlehem Lost her beloved daughter, Christine, age 12; Tsurit Sarig, Moshav Hibat Zion Lost her beloved son, Guy, age 22; Iris Segev, Rosh Pinna Lost her beloved son, Nimrod, age 28; Nasra Shihab, Nablus Lost her two beloved sons, Kamal, age 20 and Taiser, age 20; Salwa Aramin, Anata Lost her beloved daughter, Abir, age 10


Start: April 30, 2018
End: April 30, 2018
Venue: The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
Phone: 212.507.9580
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One East 65th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10065
Cost: 18.00

CHARLESTON, SC SCREENING: In Our Son’s Name/ En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo

IN OUR SON’S NAME is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, co- founders of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows whose son, Greg, died with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The award-winning film also features Talat Hamdani, whose heroic son, Mohammad Salman, perished rescuing others yet he was wrongly deemed a suspect due to his Muslim faith The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions.

They speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the death penalty of avowed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and befriend his mother. As their search for meaning evolves they speak out against anti-Muslim actions and find peace in working with prison inmates. Their marriage strengthens, and they reach a deeper understanding of their rebellious son, who had just begun to find his way when his life was cut short.

The award-winning film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new version of In Our Son’s Name with subtitles in Spanish: En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo. With this new version we will be able to reach broader audiences to spread our message of nonviolence and reconciliation. If you don’t have a copy and would like to set up a screening in your community, please contact the Peaceful Tomorrows office.

Filmmaker, Gayla Jamison, will be at the screening.

Start: September 11, 2018
End: September 11, 2018
Venue: Trident Technical College
Phone: 843-574-6111
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7000 Rivers Avenue North, Charleston, SC, United States, 29406
Cost: FREE
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