Israeli Peace Activist, Nomika Zion, at Peace Resource Center First Sunday Potluck
- When: Sunday, June 6, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Peace Resource Center, Seaside
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Former soldier, journalist and now international peace activist, Nomika Zion brings her crusade for peace to Seaside's Peace Resource Center. Her Sderot War Diary (2009), published in 22 languages, takes Israel to task for the invasions of Gaza. Her powerful message won several international peace prizes including the 2009 Niarchos Prize for Survivorship. Zion is active in "Other Voices," a peace collective that seeks to present an alternative to the pro-war opinions that dominate the media in Israel and the USA. Her activism began in 1987 when she pioneered a new form of collective or kibbutz to promote social harmony in Sdrot, the town that was relentessly bombed in 2000 and 2005 by militant Palestinians. The goal was to bring the different sectors of a polarized society together. As program director of the Center for Social Justice at the Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute, she runs seminars on social and economic justice.[DD]
1 to 3pm. Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd. , Seaside. Bring a dish to share. 373-7322.