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The Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo, California USA
including event participants

Raeda Ashkar, Morgan Bach, Araxi Bezdjian, Elias Botto, Fanny Botto, Jebril Fayyad, Issa Ibrahim
Lareen Jacobs, Steve Jacobs, Debbie Rakotomalala, Judy Serebrin, Len Traubman, Libby Traubman, Miriam Zimmerman

offer international citizen relationship builders

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The 2015 Season of Light
Global Video Bridge

To meet, speak, and listen to one another for mutual
international learning and inspiration light.
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The Participants
(partial list)

Offuh James Offuh (Cote d'Ivoire)
Usman Mohammed Inuwa (Nigeria)
Chris Spies (South Africa)

Hla Myo Naing (Myanmar)
Sungho Kang (South Korea)

Winslow Myers (Belize)

Elad Vazana (Jerusalem)

Edwin Rutsch (California USA)
Janessa Gans Wilder (California USA)
Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo (California USA)
Steven Kalishman (Florida USA)
Andrea Cohen (Washington USA)

One Hour

Monday, 07 December 2015
4:30-5:30pm Hawaii   ~   6:30-7:30pm California   ~   8:30-9:30pm Chicago, Mexico City, & Belize
9:30-10:30pm New York   ~   11:30pm-12:30am Chile

Tuesday, 08 December 2015
2:30-3:30am GMT and Cote d'Ivoire   ~   3:30-4:30am Nigeria   ~   4:30-5:30am Jerusalem and South Africa   ~   5:30 - 6:30am Moscow
7:30-8:30am Lahore, Pakistan   ~   8:00-9:00am New Delhi, India   ~   9:00-10:00am Myanmar   ~   10:30-11:30am Manila & Hong Kong
11:30am-12:30pm Seoul and Tokyo   ~   1:30-2:30pm Sydney, Australia   ~   3:30-4:30pm Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive 20 minutes early to test your equipment and connection.


1.   Click on to join meeting #5126812154
2.   Click to Run launcher software that appears.
3.   Your Zoom meeting screen will appear.
4.   Click on Settings at bottom of screen.
5.   In both Audio (Speaker and Microphone) and Video (Webcam) drop-down boxes, select your correct devices.
6.   To see everyone on your screen, select Gallery Mode, otherwise Speaker, in the upper right of your screen.
7.   You are ready!!

For further information and support, contact: +1-650-574-8303 Skype: libbyandlentraubman

Full event details at

More about the participants


Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Offuh James Offuh    (e-mail)
Facilitator, Founder of United for Peace Against Conflict International (UFPACI)

Usman Mohammed Inuwa    (e-mail)
Facilitator, Founder of Forward in Action for Conservation of Indigenous Species & Leadership (FACIS)

South Africa
Chris Spies    (e-mail)
Dialogue Practitioner and Facilitator of Mutual Learning Spaces, described personally and in his blog


Hla Myo Naing    (e-mail)
Edu-Learner and Founder of Practising English And Civil Engagement (PEACE)

South Korea
Sungho Kang    (e-mail)
Educator and Chairperson, Steering Committee of the International NGO History Forum for Peace in East Asia


Winslow Myers    (e-mail)
Journalist and Author of "Living Beyond War: A Citizen's Guide"


Elad Vazana    (e-mail)
Reconciliation Facilitator, Founder of Tour for Change, maximizing travel to experiences diverse narratives and people as equal human beings


California USA
Edwin Rutsch    (e-mail)
Founder of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, creating a global movement of empathy and compassion

Janessa Gans Wilder    (e-mail)
Former CIA Insurgency Analyst, Founder of Euphrates Institute, envisioning a world at peace beginning with the Middle East.

Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo    (e-mail)
This online event's host with deep roots including several hundred outreach endeavors to help humankind connect, communicate, and cooperate.

Florida USA
Steven Kalishman    (e-mail)
Founder of Citizen Diplomacy Initiatives including the Gainesville ~ Kfar Saba ~ Qalqilya Sister City Program

Washington USA
Andrea Cohen    (e-mail)
Facilitator, Senior Trainer of The Compassionate Listening Project

Sponsored by the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group
celebrating 23 years of sustained talking, listening, and helping people engage

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