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“Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine” Topic of Community Brown Bag Lunch at Viterbo May 7

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Mark Braverman will present “Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine” at a community “brown bag” lunch Wednesday, May 7 at noon on the Viterbo campus in the Reinhart Center Board Room.

Braverman is a Jewish American with deep family roots in the Holy Land. As a young man, his grandfather, a fifth generation Palestinian Jew, was born in Jerusalem and emigrated to the U.S. Trained as a clinical psychologist, much of his professional career has been dedicated to working with groups and individuals undergoing traumatic stress. He now speaks about the crisis in the Middle East and in particular the Israel-Palestinian issue and the spiritual and psychological issues that define the conflict.

Audience members attending the brown bag are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch for $5.

During his visit to La Crosse, Braverman is will also present a public lecture at 7 p.m. at UW-L Crosse in the Cartwright Center.

His appearance is sponsored by the La Crosse Area Synod (ELCA); D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, the UW-L departments of history, political science, sociology/archaeology, philosophy and international studies, the Islamic Center of Winona and La Crosse, the La Crosse Interfaith Justice and Peace Network, and the UW-L Office of International Education.

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