Alice Rothchild, author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, toured five locations in Maine in early December. At the last of these, the public library in Blue Hill, she was honored by the unveiling of a hauntingly lovely portrait of her, painted by Robert Shetterly as part of his project, "Americans Who Tell the Truth."
We feel greatly honored that our fine author, Dr. Rothchild, has joined the pantheon of social/political leaders honored by Mr. Shetterly. The website for his project says that it aims to "highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness."
In the early months of 2015, Dr. Rothchild will be taking her very engaging and up-to-the-minute book, and a film she made earlier about the Palestinian Nakba ("Voices Across the Divide") to several locations across the United States in addition to the many to which she has taken her important witness over recent months.
We will be posting the details of her many speaking engagements on our website in the near future. But the outline of where she will be through about February 15 is as follows:
- January 1-14: Various locations in the Pacific Northwest.
- January 21: Lincoln, MA
- January 24: Deerfield, FL
- February 3-6: Various locations in and around NYC.
If you would like to invite Dr. Rothchild to bring her powerful witness to groups in your hometown, or if you'd like to help with or augment any of the above events, please let us know!
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