Ehab Ali at Peace Resource Center
- When: Friday, October 5, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Peace Resource Center, Seaside
- Cost: Free - $15
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Lectures
Ehab Ali, a lecturer in interfaith dialogue and assistant professor of Hebrew at the Defense Language Institute, has survived astounding journeys both physical and emotional and is ready to share them with those who will listen. In a talk titled, "The Other Side: An Enemy Is One Whose Story We Have Not Heard Yet," Ali explains: "Like many other Muslims/Egyptians, I hated Israelis/Jews and I strongly believed in fighting the Zionist enemy in order to get our holy land back. Instead, I wound up marrying an Israeli Jew and moving to America." He also addresses his experience as an American immigrant after 9/11, in which a Jewish attorney helped him avoid deportation. Finally, Ali reflects on his home country of Egypt in the context of the Arab Spring. "Immediately after the revolution, I saw the social, political, and economic changes my country is going through," he writes. "I lived, and am still living, the fear of what may come next." [KA]
7pm. $10-$15 donation requested. Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 899-7322, www.PeaceCentral.wordpress.com.