WED. JAN 20 | Post-Show Discussion Featuring Eugene Puryear, Craig Swandby, and Kate Gould in Conjun
Following the 8:00PM performance, join us for a discussion involving panelists Eugene Puryear, Craig Swandby, and Kate Gould.
Craig Swandby leads advocacy efforts on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict for World Vision, an international development and humanitarian assistance organization working in nearly 100 countries. Working with Churches, Pastors, and various advocacy communities across the United States, Craig approaches the conflict through a humanitarian lens and promotes a pro-peace and pro-justice perspective that acknowledges the fears, needs, and aspirations of all people of the Land. Craig also manages World Vision’s Israel - Palestine engagement with US government officials in Congress, State Department, and White House.
Kate Gould is the Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby fielding the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Katealso serves on the board of Churches for Middle East Peace, and is a political partner with the Truman National Security Project. Before coming to FCNL, Kate taught Palestinian school teachers in the West Bank city of Hebron and coordinated a joint Israeli-Palestinian radio program at a think tank in Jerusalem.
Kate was recently profiled as an “Influencer”in Congressional Quarterly for her leadership in the successful Senate vote to uphold the Vienna Iran nuclear accord. Kate's analysis on Middle East policy has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, CNN and other national outlets.Kate has appeared as an on-air analyst for various TV and radio programs, including the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Real News Network and CCTV.
Kate can be reached at email@example.com and on twitter @k8gould
Eugene Puryear is a Washington, D.C.-based activist. As a high school student in Charlottesville, Va, Eugene organized a walkout when the war in Iraq began in 2003, and helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, was a founder of the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project in Washington D.C., and is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.