Creating a Public Folklore Program: Working across boundaries with multiple constituencies in Jerusalem,
a Discussion with Dr. Simon Lichman, Director of the Centre for Creativity and Education in Cultural Heritage.
Dr. Lichman founded the Centre in 1991 and since then has been bringing together Jewish and Palestinian 5th-6th grade children and their families for programs that run throughout the year. Dr. Lichman also runs workshops and classes for teachers on coexistence education. In the discussion on October 14 Dr. Lichman will describe how he designed and maintained a program for working across cultural/political divides in a particular community, and, more particularly, how he used folklore as a basis for the exchange across those divides.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Folklore Studies, the Diann and Thomas Mann Israel Fund, the Middle East Studies Center, The Center for the Humanities in Practice (CHiP), and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.