Teach-In to Focus on Education and the Palestinian Experience

Posted: November 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jennifer Freeman

A teach-in with Palestinian educators planned for Saturday, Nov. 4, will discuss how the current situation in Gaza and the West Bank affects the education of young children and families.

During “Education for Social Justice: The Palestinian Experience,” educators will share strategies for promoting peace and change and explore ways to build alliances for peace through education.

Featured speakers are

  • Khawla Shakhsheer Sabri from Birzeit University in Palestine, who will address “Education in Palestine: Perspectives under Occupation.”
  • Mohammed Abunimer from American University, who will talk about “Education for Peace in Palestine: Challenges and Achievements.”
  • Nader Ayish from Fairfax County Public Schools, who will speak about “Education and Media: Portrayal of Palestinians in American Media and Implications for Arab American Students and Others.”

The teach-in, which will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema, is free. No registration is required.

The event is sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Center for Language and Culture, Multicultural Research and Resource Center, Center for Global Education, Students for Justice in Palestine and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Washington Metro Area Chapter. For more information, call 703-993-3688.

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