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Community Event: The Words of My Father
The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine – A book talk with author Yousef Bashir presented by the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) of Southern Maine.
Thursday, May 6th at 7 PM EST
Advanced registration required by Weds. 5/5 at https://mainejewish.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=73512&
Free. Suggested donations of $10/household gratefully accepted.
The Zoom link will be email to registered participants on Weds. afternoon 5/4, and again on Thursday, 5/5 at 4 PM.
Bashir offers a powerful memoir of love, growth, survival, and unfashionable generosity of spirit inspired by his father. This is not an exploration of the broader socio-political context, but rather a personal narrative which contains some hints at the larger landscape.
Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian American from the Gaza Strip who 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. Now living in Washington, DC, Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill, and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. Yousef is an accomplished author, a vigorous advocate of Israeli-Palestinian peace, and a much sought-after public speaker.
The JCA is a member of the Jewish Book Council network.