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From: Manhattan College

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Bethlehem Beyond the Wall Art Exhibition will be on view from February 19-27, 2018 in the Kelly Commons room 5A on Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
By coming to the Bethlehem Beyond the Wall exhibit, you can see and experience the vision, hopes, and commitment to social justice that is part of the hard work of a number of people, including graduates of Bethlehem University, a Lasallian Catholic university in Palestine:
Bshara Nassar, founder and executive director of the museum

o BA in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration in 2010
Elias Halabi, freelance photographer and art exhibitor

o BA in Sociology/Psychology from Bethlehem University in 2006

How fortunate we are to have such talented alumni from our sister Lasallian university sharing their gifts and talents -- their passion and vision -- with us at Manhattan College!

Here are the dates for some of the events associated with the Bethlehem Beyond the Wall exhibit:
Monday, Feb. 19: Opening Reception - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Kelly Commons, 5A
Tuesday, Feb. 20: Bethlehem and the Bronx Faculty Panel - 5:30 p.m., Kelly Commons, 5B. Faculty led panel discussion with:
• Karen Nicholson, PhD - Dean, School of Education & Health
• Musa Jafar, PhD - Associate Professor of Business Analytics & CIS
• Nefertiti Takla, PhD - Assistant Professor, History
• James Freeman, PhD - Adjunct Professor in Sociology
Monday, Feb. 26: Artist Talk with Elias Halabi - 5:30 p.m., Kelly Commons 4A
Tuesday, Feb. 27: Across the Divide Film screening - 5:00 p.m., Kelly Commons 5B

Fundamentally, this documentary is about the societal role and impact of one of our Lasallian Catholic universities, Bethlehem University, located in Palestine.

”Across the Divide tells the remarkable, provocative story of the first Catholic Institution of Higher Learning in Palestine. Against all odds, Bethlehem University has become a school of justice and peace in the Holy Land, and a real bridge among many different groups of people: Arab and Israeli, Christian, Muslim and Jew," says Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. "In a part of the world that has known so much conflict, animosity, monologue and despair, the Catholic Church's presence through Bethlehem University has offered a model of peace, friendship, dialogue and hope for the world."

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Building on Manhattan College's faculty January 2017 visit to Bethlehem University, and the summer 2017 student-faculty research projects with Bethlehem University, a number of College departments and student organizations are sponsoring the on-campus viewing of the exhibition Bethlehem Beyond the Wall.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit The Museum of the Palestinian People.

Please consider sharing this information with students and colleagues. We hope to see you there!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine