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Book Discussion for ON THE BRINK: Israel & Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion


Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pmalice-rothchild_1_0


UVA Northern Virginia Center (Room 213)
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Metro:  West Falls Church (Orange Line)


Dr. Alice Rothchild is a physician and co-chair of American Jews for a Just Peace.  In 2007, she wrote the book “Broken Promises, Broken Dreams:  Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience.”  In 2013, she produced the moving documentary film “Voices Across the Divide.”  Every year Dr. Rothchild takes a group of US health professionals to Israel and Palestine to explore the public health aspect of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and to support peace activists.  Just World Books has published Dr. Rothchild’s new book, “On the Brink:  Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion,” which describes her experience in the West Bank and Israel this year.  Join us to hear Dr. Rothchild provide her uniquely empathetic perspective and her vision for the future.  Light appetizers will be provided. 


Copies of the book will be available for sale by Just World Books. 




Please email Fatima at for more information.



Dr. Marcus Martin: President’s Commission on Slavery and the University


Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm?????????????


African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
1925 Vermont Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Metro: U Street (Green/Yellow)



Join the UVaClub of Washington, DC and the Ridley Club of Greater Washington in welcoming Dr. Martin to the area to discuss the Commission on Slavery. President Sullivan charged the commission, which was co-chaired by Dr. Martin, with providing advice and recommendations on the commemoration of the University of Virginia’s historical relationship with slavery and enslaved people. Dr. Martin will provide insight to some of the findings from that commission and will also highlight upcoming diversity initiatives.




5:30 pm – 6:30 pm:    Guided tour of museum
6:30 pm – 7:15  pm:    Meet and greet with drinks and heavy appetizers
7:15  pm – 8:00 pm:    Presentation
8:00 pm -8:30 pm:     Networking







Office for Diversity and Equity Initiatives and the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University



Dr. Marcus L. Martin

Vice President & Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity

Dr. Marcus L. Martin is Professor and past chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia.  He held the chair position from July 1996 to December 2006.  Dr. Martin’s Emergency Medicine responsibilities included the adult and pediatric emergency departments, chest pain unit, express care, Pegasus air ambulance, the Blue Ridge Poison Center, paramedic training program, emergency medicine residency program and several emergency medicine fellowship programs. During his tenure at UVa. Dr. Martin served as Assistant Dean, School of Medicine, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Equity and Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equity.  On July 25, 2009, Dr. Martin was appointed Interim Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and on April 1, 2011 Dr. Martin was appointed Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity.


Background Reading:


Commission on Slavery and the University 


Slavery at the University of Virginia


Slavery and Higher Education


Please contact Tamira Roberson at with any questions.



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