Inauguration of Peace Camp Boston to be Held at PMC

The opening of Peace Camp Boston in July will be celebrated on Sunday, March 18, from 4:00-6:00 pm at Pine Manor College. The celebration offers an afternoon of dance, music, film, Middle Eastern food, and a chance to meet with camp directors and other staff and members of the Board of the Boston Peace Initiative, which is sponsoring the camp.

Peace Camp Boston will bring together on the Pine Manor campus 30 Israeli, Palestinian, Palestinian American and Jewish American youth (ages 16-18) for two weeks of intensive dialogue and creative activities to promote understanding, peace and leadership in their home communities.

"We're delighted to host this dynamic program," said Gloria Nemerowicz, President, Pine Manor College. "PMC’s commitment to offering this kind of experience on campus is yet another example of the remarkable dedication of our students, faculty and staff to achieve a diverse community."

"Pine Manor College is the ideal host for the debut of the Boston Peace Camp,” said Ibrahim Miari, Executive Co-Director, The Boston Peace Initiative. “The students will gain invaluable practical knowledge through the hands-on experience and benefit from the diverse staff."

Peace Camp Boston is modeled on its highly successful “older sister” program, Peace Camp Canada (www.peacecampcanada.org), which has operated in Canada since 2004. Filmed skits from last year’s Peace Camp Canada campers will be featured at the inauguration celebration.

The March 18th inauguration is open to the public. Tickets are on-sale for $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. For more information, please call 617-232-5282.