Washington, DC—On Saturday, October 28, Holy Land experts from around the world will descend onto Washington DC to take part in the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s (HCEF) International Symposium on Jerusalem, entitled: “The City of Peace for All: Challenges and Opportunities.” The Symposium seeks to raise awareness about the evolving conditions in East Jerusalem, a struggling neighborhood where many Arab Christians reside, exploring strategies to boost local development via tourism and infrastructural projects.
Among the noted events will be a screening of Judhuri (My Roots), a short documentary film by Loubna Turjuman. Ms. Turjuman is an alum of HCEF’s Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program, whose mission is to create a legion of Diaspora leaders who are rooted in Palestinian culture, history and traditions, and who are devoted to serving as Ambassadors of Peace and Justice internationally. After Ms. Turjuman’s participation in the 2014 KTH Journey to Palestine, she produced this short film inspired by her journey, telling the story of her father and his strong attachment to Jerusalem, from which he was forced out along with his parents and siblings to make a new life in Guatemala.
We invite you to join our discussion by registering for the event here. For a $10 donation, you will have full access to the day’s activities, including lunch.
What: International Symposium on Jerusalem
When: Saturday, October 28th from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Where: The Jerusalem Fund at 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037
3 short blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop