You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:
ISRAELSTINE 242, A cartographic review of the Israel/Palestine problem
by David Robert Lewis
Video presentation of 242 cartographic images representing 5000 years of history in 20 minutes. UN Security Council Resolution 242 is one of the most commonly referred UN resolutions to end the Arab–Israeli conflict, and is the basis for ongoing negotiations between the parties. By looking at the pattern language and hydrology beneath the ongoing conflict over land, borders and natural resources, we may better understand the narrative which is at the heart of a problem shared by Jewish, Islamic and Christian communities. Investigating and studying the many layers of culture and meaning which have washed over the region allows us to approach a non-sectarian political perspective– engaging a fascinating new framework which may one day free us from the current impasse.
A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.
Date: Thursday 2 June 2011
Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm
Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street
Contact: Andreas Spath at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 467 7606
Street parking in the area is safe.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:
- Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
- Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).