Theater for Empathy and Understanding in the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Scenes from Israeli, Palestinian and other Middle Eastern American Playwrights
A space for listening and empathy, this theater event will include scenes performed by UO students, staff and community members, as well as brief faculty commentary, with curated written questions from the audience.
An event for the UO community directed by Professor Malek Najjar.
Monday, November 27, 2023
EMU Redwood Room
Since early October, a group of campus colleagues has met at least weekly, at first to plan an education response to events in Israel-Palestine. The group quickly realized, with participants from multiple perspectives and experiences of the conflict, needed a set of common principles and shared parameters for any events the group would organize or endorse.
Building consensus on the group's shared principles, approaches and goals proved an opportunity for the group to model empathic listening, engagement with deeply held positions and some pains, as well as constructive problem solving to find common ground.