Living on the Edge: An Eyewitness Account of Village Life Under Occupation
DATE: Wednesday, May 12
TIME: 6-8 pm
Sharen Green, a 64 year-old former journalist speaks about her experience as a human rights monitor in Palestine last summer as part of a World Council of Churches program. Green tells the story of life in Jayyous, a once wealthy Palestinian village which has been reduced to poverty by a military occupation that she sees as getting more draconian by the day. Along with three other human rights monitors, Green monitored checkpoints and agricultural gates, collected data for UN agencies, and wrote, broadcast and advocated extensively about her experiences.
"It is tough living under Israeli
occupation alongside people who cannot move around their own country and who
struggle to feed their families," states Sharen. "But it was also a great
privilege. I will never forget the dignity and hospitality of those villagers, nor our many inspiring Israeli partners who spend their lives
trying to create a just peace by ending the occupation."
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.