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Jewish Book Series: Yousef Bashir, an Unlikely Peace Builder

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Date(s) - 12/03/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Gordon Jewish Community Center


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Until this is Over: Yousef Bashir, an Unlikely Peace Builder with David Plazas

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A Palestinian-American activist recalls stories of his late father, discusses his new memoir and shares his hope for peace between Israelis and Palestinians with award winning journalist and Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA Today Network Tennessee, David Plazas. In the face of devastating brutality that almost left him paralyzed from the waist down, and his consequent treatment in Israel, Yousef Bashir’s memoir, The Words of My Father, is moving, candid, and transformative. It is also full of youthful exuberance, unlikely adventures, and raw discovery as he reminds us of the importance of looking beyond prejudice, anger, and fear. Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian-American from the Gaza Strip, the son of Khalil Bashir, a highly respected educator. He made his way to the United States where he earned a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in Co-existence and Conflict from Brandeis University. Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill, and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States.David Plazas is the opinion and engagement director for the USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee. He writes editorials and columns, manages community engagement, and serves on The Tennessean Editorial board. Plazas leads the Civility Tennessee campaign. He also wrote the award-winning series “Costs of the Growth and Change in Nashville.”Books will be available for sale and signing at event.Talk is free; please contact the JCC to sign up for pre-event reception which includes petite plates, signed copy of the book, and seating in the reserved section. 615-354-1623


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