Originally published in Compass, August 21, 2014
Peninsula Peace & Justice to host Palestine discussion
Peninsula Peace & Justice invites the public to an evening of discussion on Palestine on Friday, August 29, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library, according to a news release.
A power-point presentation by Rob Shetterly and Dud Hendrick will detail their Barefoot Artist project with three Palestinian communities in the West Bank in April. They will be joined by Carolyn Coe, who spent six weeks in the West Bank in May/June of this year as an international observer. Hendrick, of Veterans for Peace, and Shetterly, the painter of the series Americans Who Tell The Truth, accompanied Lily Yeh of Barefoot Artists on this trip in which, according to Hendrick, “art is used to bring healing, self-empowerment and social change to ravaged communities.”
Coe is a journalist who moved from town to town, conducting interviews and sharing in local resistance efforts.
On several occasions, these activists stood in solidarity with Palestinian and Israeli citizens in protest of apartheid in Palestine. Shetterly reports that there was a “contradiction between what they expected to see and experience and what they found.” Their narrative aims to help us understand that as Americans we share in the culpability for what is happening, the press release states. For more information, call Steve Benson at 374-2357.