FRI. JAN 15 | Post Show Discussion Featuring Friends of the Taghyeer Movement. Featuring Dr. Mohamme
Following the 8:00PM performance, join us for a discussion on Martin Luther King's birthday involving Friends of the Taghyeer (Change) Movement and the legacy of Dr. King.
DR. MOHAMMED DAJANI DAOUDI
With Dr. Mohammed Dajani Daoudi, founder of Al Wasatia, the first Islamic Palestinian movement that calls for a negotiated peace with Israel that would help bring peaceful solutions to the acute religious, economic, social, and political crises plaguing Palestinian society. Al Wasatia advocates the establishment of an independent, tolerant, democratic, secular, non-militarized state that fosters economic prosperity and social justice and would adopt liberal values of equity, tolerance, pluralism, freedom of expression, rule of law, and respect for civil and human rights. Al Wasatia believes that all of these are values advocated in Islamic holy texts and traditions.
Charneice Fox-Richardson is an award winning producer, screenwriter, playwright, published poet, children’s story author, and director of film and theater. She is most known for her documentary The MLK Streets Project, which currently airs on AsPIRE TV and her off Broadway play Rose Bushes and Machetes.
CO-FACILITATED BY STEPHEN STERN
Stephen R. Stern is a founding member of The Mosaic Theater Board, on its Executive Committee and Co-Chair of Community Engagement and Programs at Mosaic; He is a co-founder of U.S. Friends of Taghyeer (Change): the Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement. Stephen directed and co-created Waziristan to Washington: a Muslim at the Crossroads, a one person show performed by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed on his life and times. Stephen worked on community participation and social development in the Asia Regions at the World Bank and served as a core team member on its global culture and sustainable development and adaptable lending initiatives. He was a founding partner and actor with Otrabanda Theater Company with which he performed original and adapted theater works in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and in 35 states in the US.
CO-FACILITATED BY NIZAR FARSAKH
Nizar Farsakh is a trainer and consultant focusing on leadership, advocacy and negotiations. He is the president of the Friends of Taghyeer Movement and an expert on Middle East issues. Nizar worked for just over two years at the Project On Middle East Democracy and before that was the General Director of the PLO Delegation in Washington DC. Between 2003 and 2008, Nizar was a Policy Advisor to Palestinian negotiators in Ramallah and had also been seconded to the office of the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. Nizar holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MA in International Boundary Studies from King’s College London.
See Video Below - Ali Abu Awwad, founder of the Taghyeer Movement, on the inspiration of Dr. King to the Palestinian nonviolence cause.