Ariel Vegosen in Florida 2/2-2
- An amazing speaker is coming to Florida and I'm helping her to make arrangements while here. Ariel speaks from her heart but with great intelligence and analytical aptitude. She would like to share her story about her recent trip to Palestine & Israel with as many Floridians as possible. You won't want to miss this opportunity so please let me know right away if you are interested in having this dynamic young woman speak to your group or organization. Also, if you can offer lodging or transportation from Sarasota to Orlando or vice versa, please let us know. Ariel is flying into Sarasota 2/1 and leaves Florida 2/18. See her bio below.Peace,
Deidra LynchCODEPINK FloridaAriel Vegosen is honored to have just returned from the FOR delegation to Iran and a personal peace journey to Palestine and Israel. She is a conflict resolution specialist, professional dialogue facilitator, ropes course instructor, youth educator, peace activist, media wizard, organic therapist, and world traveler. Some of her most inspirational work includes Seeds of Peace, Code Pink Women for Peace, and the political theater piece An Olive on the Seder Plate about Jewish people wrestling with the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. She currently works for Mintwood Media, a progressive PR collective serving the peace movement, organic and Fair Trade farmer movement, and other social justice organizations. Ariel has lead numerous interfaith dialogue based programs, organized and facilitated numerous programs for inner-city and at-risk youth, and most recently facilitated 15 teenagers on a social justice program in Uganda. Ariel enjoys working in organic gardens, teaching environmental education to youth, learning wilderness skills, performing poetry, motion theater, and aerial dance. She strives to end war, violence, and patriarchy. Ariel received her BA from the University of Maryland and a certificate in experiential education from the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. She can be reached at arielmintwood@... or 516-732-0579Ariel plans to speak on her experience as an American Jew in Iran. She will touch on the truth she discovered and the difference between what the media tells us and what is really happening on the ground in Iran. Ariel will also share about her journey to Palestine and the intensity of being a Jew who believes in an end to the occupation. She will share her unique experience in the Middle East at a time when Gaza was invaded and America hinges on attacking Iran.
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