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Join faculty members Jean Abshire, Melanie Hughes, and Michael Jackman as they lead IUS students to the Speed Art Museum Cinema for Disturbing the Peace, a film in the 2017 Louisville Jewish Film Festival Series. Students will participate in a moderated discussion of the film led by University of Louisville Chair of Judaic Studies, Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman. You will be exposed to peace resolution and non-violent communication strategies. Prior to the film showing, students will have the opportunity to eat dinner at a variety of international restaurants near the Speed Art Museum. Please bring money ($10+) for food. Transportation and student ticket are free with UCard. Please sign-up in Campus Life, UC 010, by February 16, 2017. Bus leaves from McCullough Plaza at 5:00pm. The film starts at 7:00pm.
DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison - who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say "enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in our world.
The Speed Art Museum is located at 2035 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208.
Bus leaves from McCullough Plaza