Stand Up for Peace

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Thursday, Jewish-American comic Scott Blakeman and Palestinian-American comic Dean Obeidallah will work to promote unity through their comedy routine, “Stand Up for Peace.”
Posted 2/5/13
Event Date
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Event Location
Memorial Union Ballroom, University of Rhode Island
50 Lower College Road
South Kingstown
Additional Info
Free, open to the
public. A workshop
led by Blakeman and
Obeidallah on using
comedy to create
cross-cultural
dialogue will be
held prior to the
performance from 5
to 6 p.m. in the URI
Mulitcultural
Center, 74 Lower
College Road. For
information, contact
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Can comedy unite? Find out Thursday as University of Rhode Island campus organizations present “Stand Up for Peace.” As part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week, Jewish-American comic Scott Blakeman and Palestinian-American comic Dean Obeidallah will share their stand-up routines in an effort to encourage a dialogue in support of a political, peaceful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The performance is also an initiative to foster understanding between Arab and Jewish-Americans. The pair’s performance will be followed by a candid Q&A session.

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