On August 27th, from 4:00-7:00pm, there will be a screening of the film My Neighbourhood at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. The filmmakers describe the film as being about “a remarkable nonviolent struggle in the heart of the world’s most contested city.” Here’s a trailer for that film:
After the film, there will be a discussion forum including Rebecca Vilkomerson, the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace; American-Israeli writer, activist, refusenik, and poet Moriel Rothman (a frequent contributor to The Times of Israel and to Ha’aretz); and moderator Victor Navasky, Publisher emeritus of The Nation magazine and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Following the film and forum there will be a cocktail reception with the speakers and moderators in attendance.
All are welcome. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $10 for students. Seating is limited. Please register in advance by calling 800-838-3006 or online at DorisDonShafferLectures.com.
This event is part of the fourth annual Donald and Doris Shaffer Memorial Lecture Series in the Berkshires. Donald Shaffer passed away in February (see Don Shaffer: In Memoriam), and this year’s series honors his legacy.