Join or Form a Group
Invite friends and aquaintances to form a reading, film and discussion group or an action oriented group. Reach our to people you thank may have differing views to your own. Make sure to ask what their priorities and red lines would be.
Here are a few suggestions for activities your group can do:
- Screen Encounter Point and/or Budrus and hold a discussion afterward. More information about the films are available on our Films page and in-depth guidelines for holding a screening of our films are available here. Don't forget to utilize our free, downloadable discussion guides available in the Screening Guides section of our Resouces Center.
- Invite a Speaker. Just Vision staff and filmmakers are available on a case-by-case basis to speak at conferences, screenings, workshops and other events. Due to busy travel schedules, we are unable to accept all invitations. You may also want to consider inviting a skilled facilitator (contact us for recommendations) to lead a group dialogue after a screening of one of our films. Just Vision staff and filmmakers may also be available for phone/video Q&A sessions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Read a Visionary Interview and hold a discussion about it. Or, compare the various perspectives of Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders on one theme using our Thematic Quotes filter. For lesson plans around the themes of Nonviolence, Religion, Hopes and Fears and Conceptions of Peace from Just Vision's Voices From the Field Series, visit our Education and Facilitation page in the Resources Center.
- Adopt-a-Peacebuilder. Research grassroots Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilding and nonviolence organizations. You may begin with our list of Peacebuilding Organizations, and read interviews with over 70 people working in many of these organizations in our Visionaries section. Pick an organization or two to support, and organize a fundraising campaign, or contact them to ask how you can assist. Call a journalist to ask for coverage of their work. Find out if they have a local “Friends of” chapter, or start one.
- Fundraise. Hold a House Party or a Walk-a-thon.
- To learn more abut arranging a screening, please see our Host a Screening page. For Encounter Point and Budrus, groups of 10 or more, you must purchase the Educational DVD which provides you with a public screening license. Don't forget to pass around a sign-in sheet to give your guests the opportunity to stay informed about Just Vision's projects. After the screening, mail the sign-in sheet back to Just Vision: 1616 P Street NW, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036. Purchase your copy of the DVD and notify Just Vision of your house party screening and date so we can track the use of our film.
- If you decide to hold a Walk-a-thon, begin by picking one or multiple organizations working on nonviolent initiatives between Palestinians and Israelis. You may wish to plot a route that's the distance between Ramallah and Tel Aviv, or the distance between two cities your peacebuilding organization works in. Please see our list of Peacebuilding Organizations, and read interviews with individuals working in many of these initiatives in our Visionaries section. Recruit people to raise pledges and walk. Advertise your walk-a-thon in local papers and across communities, and ask journalists to cover both the walk-a-thon and the organization(s) it's supporting.