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JSpaceCanada 3rd Biennial Conference

Israel Today and Tomorrow
Bridging the Divides

October 28, 7:30pm Opening reception

Screening of Wrestling Jerusalem

Multi-faith Centre, University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Ave.

October 29, 9:00am - 4:30pm 3rd Biennial Conference

Engineering Centre, Ryerson University, 245 Church St.

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Opening Program and Reception

Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm

Multifaith Centre, University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Avenue

Screening of Wrestling Jerusalem

One man’s journey into the Israel-Palestinian conflict

Writer-Actor Aaron Davidman embodies seventeen different characters in and around the sacred city of Jerusalem as he takes us on an eye-opening journey into the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian story. Exploring universal questions of identity and human connection, the film is about one man's effort to embrace a multiplicity of conflicting viewpoints, chronicling a brave exploration of the complex humanity at the heart of one of the world's most troubling conflicts.

Introduction by the film's associate producer, Sara Schwartz Geller

Q & A and Discussion with director Dylan Kussman

7:00Registration opens
7:30

Screening of Wrestling Jerusalem

Introduction by Sara Schwartz Geller, Associate Producer

Q & A and Discussion with director Dylan Kussman

9:00Dessert reception - mixing and mingling and continuing the conversation!

JSpace After Dark (for the millenial crowd)

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Sunday, October 29 — Third Biennial Conference

George Vari Engineering and Computer Centre, Ryerson University, 245 Church St.

9:00Registration, Light Breakfast & Networking
9:30

Opening Plenary

Greetings — Galit Baram, Consul General of Israel

9:45

Keynote Address

Israel Today and Tomorrow – Internal and External Challenges

Professor Janice Stein
Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Plenary Panel

Israel Today and Tomorrow — Internal and External Divides

11:00Break —Refreshments, Networking and Displays
11:30

Morning Breakout Sessions

Exploring the Divides

  • One State, Two States ... OR ?
  • Campus Divides
  • Israel/Diaspora/Community Divides
  • Intra- and Inter- Community Divides
  • International Law and UN Divides
12:45Lunch, Resource Displays
2:00

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Bridging the Divides

  • Engaging the Next Generation
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Shared Society and Peace Initiatives
  • Raising the Progressive Voice Against injustice – Protest Songs in Israel
  • How to talk about Israel/Palestine with More Light than Heat
3:15

Closing Plenary Panel

The Media — Deepening the Divides or Presenting the Facts in an Alt-Fact World?


Guest Speaker - Peter Beinart

Sustaining the Progressive Voice — For Israel’s Sake!

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Ticket Prices

Members$100
Non-Members$125
Members: Student/Unwaged$35
Non-Members: Student/Unwaged$50

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