Arcadia University Colloquium Presents Planting Justice Feb. 25
What a Human Rights Trip Teaches About Being Human, Being Jewish, and Being American
Glenside, Pa.—Feb. 15, 2010—Arcadia University’s Colloquium series presents Planting Justice: What a Human Rights Trip Teaches About Being Human, Being Jewish and Being American, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Members from the Mishkan Shalom Synagogue in Philadelphia will present the free colloquia which is open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/arts.
Guest speakers Abby Ruder, Ellen Tichenor, Lance Laver and Carol Towarnicky will discuss their trip in which they traveled to Israel/Palestine, and how they worked for ten days in November 2008 alongside an interfaith group to help farmers to restore olive trees that had been uprooted by Israeli settlers. The group gained inspiration from the pious Jewish Israelis who stand for justice and peace—as well as the Palestinians who struggle for their rights and land using non-violence. As they stood before the rubble of a home in East Jerusalem, which had been demolished by Israeli soldiers, they were forced to reckon with American complicity in this untenable situation.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.