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Author to Talk Palestinian Violence in Harrison

HARRISON, N.Y. – Filmmaker and author Jen Marlowe will visit Harrison's Manhattanville College next week for an open discussion focusing on nonviolence titled "Challenging Stereotypes: Palestinians, Nonviolence, and Human Dignity."

The discussion is run by The Duchesne Center, Connie Hogarth Center, Muslim Student Association, Seeds of Peace at Manhattanville in coordination with the Interfaith Connection, Jewish Voice for Peace Westchester and the Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institution for Nonviolence.

Marlowe will visit the college Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berman Students' Center Lobby for a discussion on Palestinian nonviolence using video segments from her documentary films. Her talk will focus on the humanity behind the headlines.

Marlowe is an award-winning author, playwright, filmmaker, and human rights advocate. She is widely recognized for her work on Darfur and the death penalty and has been involved for years in Palestine and Israel.

Her play "There is a Field" depicts the lives of Palestinians inside Israel. The documentary "One Family in Gaza" chronicles suffering on the ground during the invasion of 2009.

Last year, she co-authored with Sami Al Jundi "The Hour of Sunlight," which recounts his 10 years in Israeli prisons followed by two decades of dedication to nonviolence and peaceful reconciliation.

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