Time: September 13, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Sqweez Middle Eastern Restaurant @ the Sky Bar
Street: 5701 Arlington Avenue
City/Town: Bronx, New York
Event Type: meal, group, meeting
Organized By: World Peace, One Falafel at a Time Founders
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2009
Hello friends in Falafel,
We meet once again, renewed and with good news to share at the new Sqweez in the Sky Club in northern Riverdale, Sunday September 13th at 7pm. This time, its for dinner and a Ramadan breakfast! We have an exciting surprise concerning One Falafel and the UN to share that evening!
Our mission is simple:
Through a shared plate of food we create a common ground that fosters trust and understanding. When people share a simple meal together, boundaries disappear, discussion becomes possible, and healing can begin. We come together not as a meeting of a thousand, but as one hundred meetings of ten.
It is our hope that through this model we can offer an opportunity to those opposing each other in the Middle East conflict. It´s a chance to build bridges of understanding and commonality that are so desperately needed for there to be a future together. While the heavy fighting is thousands of miles away, the healing can begin right here, in the hearts and minds of Muslim and Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli, brothers and sisters, right here in New York.
I want to make it clear that we have NO agenda. We have no particular point of view, and we are not trying to actively convince or change anyone. We are just offering a space, food, and an opportunity to talk. And, we think that is a lot, and can go a very, very long way.
As many of you know, Kali and his wife´s cooking are to die for. It is $15 for the dinner at the door but trust me, should you come hungry you´ll be eating twice that.
Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail with any questions, concerns, requests for travel information (parking is available) or RSVP's.
Thank you for your time,
I hope to see you there,