1:00 pm -- Eyewitness Gaza: a report with slides by peace activist and photographer Skip Schiel, who has been documenting the Palestinian and Israeli reality through photographs and journal postings since 2003. Monday Feb 2 at 1 pm at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Elders for Peace (918-3504).
7:15 pm -- The Water Politics of Palestine/Israel: Israel-Palestine has scant water resources, but now, with the current strife, water is a dramatic mirror of power relationships. Through an examination of water in various settings—small Palestinian villages & the Gaza strip—along with large cities shared by Israeli Jews & Arabs—Haifa & Jerusalem—Schiel portrays a very difficult to visualize topic. Monday Feb. 2 at 7:15 in the Community Room of the Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Elders for Peace (918-3504). Cars will leave for the Seymour Center from in front of the Carol Woods at 12:30 pm.
Skip Schiel is a participatory photographer, photographing while engaging in struggles for justice, peace, right treatment of the environment, and enlightenment. His main current project is a photographic examination of conditions in Palestine & Israel. Other projects include retracing the Transatlantic African slave trade journey (A Spirit People), the earth (Scent of Earth), prisons (Imprisoned Massachusetts), and an exploration of the impact of digital technology on photography. Since 1992, he teaches photography at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University and the Cambridge Center of Adult Education.
Skip Schiel has been documenting the Palestinian and Israeli reality through photographs and journal postings since 2003—work with a better feel for the detailed texture of life in Gaza and the West Bank than any appearing in US media.
--Annette Herskovits, Consulting Editor, Turning Wheel, the Journal of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship