July 21st - Special Guest Itaf Awad of Creativity for Peace
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Join Kol Hai for an evening of heart-connection, song, and dance, with a special guest teaching by Itaf Awad.
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Itaf Awad has led numerous women’s empowerment workshops in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Europe. In addition to fulfilling the role of reGeneration’s Middle East liaison, Itaf is a staff member of Creativity for Peace in New Mexico and is one of the founders of the Maagal Hakshava NGO promoting the Way of Council as taught by California’s Ojai Foundation. Itaf has facilitated the Way of Council with the Sulha Peace Project, Beyond Words, Academy of Central European Schools, and many other organizations in Israel, Palestine, and Europe. She also has studied Nonviolent Communication, Compassionate Listening, and the trauma recovery modality, Capacitar. Itaf is currently leading Council training at Ein Bustan, the Jewish/Arab kindergarten in Hilf co-sponsored by reGeneration.
Itaf served for 26 years as the city manager and advisor for women’s affairs at the Local Council of her native village, Dabburyiah, located in the north of the Galilee near Nazareth. In 2002 Itaf Awad received the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award “Nashim Portzot Derech, Women Leading the Way,” in recognition for her political and social contributions made on behalf of women in her region.
In 2004, Itaf was awarded a scholarship to participate in the first class of Jewish and Arab municipal officials for a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Haifa. This was the first program of its kind in Israel where Jewish and Arab local authority employees were together for study purposes, with the ultimate aim of implementing projects that will bring their municipalities to work together for common goals. Itaf received her Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Haifa, and she is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.
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