Invite Us To Your Community

Invite Us To Your Community

Sharing stories is a powerful act. It can open hearts and begin to change minds. All around the world, our bereaved members speak at virtual events called “Dialogue Meetings.” You can host a Dialogue Meeting in your community too and hear for yourselves about our members’ courage and determination to break the cycle of violence.

What We Provide:

The presentation is about an hour, always with one Palestinian and one Israeli member speaking together, and answering questions. They share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation rather than revenge. Their stories generate empathy, humanization, and understanding. Our members focus on the human side of the conflict and stay away from political issues. 
 
        • We line up the speakers, handle the registration, provide bios and pictures of speakers, and language for you to use to promote the event. We can even design the promotional material for you at no additional cost.
        • We provide a sample press release for you to use.
        • After the event, we will send out a letter to attendees, thanking them for their interest and support.

What We Request:

        • An honorarium of $500 to support the peacebuilding work of the Parents Circle
        • If possible, we ask that you try to co-host the Dialogue Meeting with other organizations to widen our reach.
        • Take into consideration the time difference between the US and the Middle East, and schedule the Dialogue Meeting in the morning or early afternoon.
More questions? Fill out this form, or contact Anita Silvert directly at  anita@parentscirclefriends.org
In the event we can return to in-person Dialogue Meetings, we request:
 
        • $1,800 honorarium
        • Domestic airfare to the city where the presentation will be held*
        • Local hotel accommodations for the two speakers*
*Domestic airfare and/or accommodations are waived if previously arranged for by another hosting organization.

Contact us to organize a speaking event

Videos of Parents Circle Speakers

Contact us to organize a speaking event

Videos of Parents Circle Speakers

Where we've spoken

Highlights of places and events where our Israeli and Palestinian speakers have presented their stories. Note: this list is not comprehensive.

  • J Street National Conference (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
  • American University
  • Telos Conference (2013, 2014)
  • United Nations
  • Columbia University
  • US Congress
  • USAID
  • Yale University
  • Kroc Institute, San Diego
  • Women in the World
  • SXSW (2016)
  • Theatre J
  • AIPAC (2016)
  • Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum
  • Tufts University
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights (with Lucia McBath, Mothers of the Black Lives Matter Movement)
  • Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
  • Town & Country Philanthropy Summit (2019)

Where we've spoken

Highlights of places and events where our Israeli and Palestinian speakers have presented their stories. Note: this list is not comprehensive.

  • J Street National Conference (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
  • American University
  • Telos Conference (2013, 2014)
  • United Nations
  • Columbia University
  • US Congress
  • USAID
  • Yale University
  • Kroc Institute, San Diego
  • Women in the World
  • SXSW (2016)
  • Theatre J
  • AIPAC (2016)
  • Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum
  • Tufts University
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights (with Lucia McBath, Mothers of the Black Lives Matter Movement)
  • Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
  • Town & Country Philanthropy Summit (2019)

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