Opening minds, one heart at a time: Join bereaved fathers Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin as they share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation amidst the Arab Israeli conflict. Participate in a discussion on the human side of the conflict and why relationship building, mutual understanding of the “other side,” and framework for reconciliation are necessary for any sustainable peace agreement. Rami and Bassam are former co-Directors of The Parents Circle Families Forum, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families.
A virtual lecture on the “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” campaign of the 1930s, presented by Rachel Donaldson, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the BMI, in partnership with the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. Representatives from the Maryland Center for History and Culture will share related resources in their collections and we’ll hear about the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District’s Historical Photography Project. This presentation will be recorded and posted on the BMI’s YouTube channel.