Richmond Welcomes Dr. Alice Rothchild

From October 18th through the 20th, Richmonders for Peace in Israel and Palestine will host Alice Rothchild—physician, author, and filmmaker—in Richmond.

Dr. Alice Rothchild, humanitarian and activist

Dr. Rothchild will be showing Voices Across the Divide—her documentary which explores the history of Israel/Palestine through the family stories of Palestinians now living in the US. She will be speaking on her health and human rights work in the region, based on her books Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience and On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion. She will also share insights based on annual delegations to the region and on her most recent visit in March 2015 to Gaza.

“Sixty plus years after the [First Arab-Israeli War], I feel it is my personal responsibility as my mother’s daughter and as a Jewish American who has grappled with the multiple narratives in this region, to listen and document the tragedy that was created by my own people’s tragedy.” –Dr. Alice Rothchild

For additional information contact RPIP at or refer to Dr. Rothchild’s website


Dr. Alice Rothchild’s event schedule:

Sunday, October 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Richmond Friends Meeting

4500 Kensington Avenue

“Healing the Divide in Israel and Palestine”

Dr. Alice Rothchild, Boston physician, human rights advocate, and Jewish advocate for peace in Israel and Palestine, will present on her recent and ongoing travels to Gaza. Followed by Q&A.

Sponsored by Adult Spiritual Education Committee of Richmond Friends Meeting

Contact: Betsy Brinson –


Sunday, October 18 from 6:00-8:30 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Church

1000 Blanton Avenue

Showing of film “Voices Across the Divide” followed by Q&A with filmmaker, Dr. Alice Rothchild. This film is a powerful documentary and oral history project in which the filmmaker interviews Palestinians and encourages them to tell their own stories.

Film showing sponsored by Richmonders for Peace in Israel and Palestine (RPIP),  First Unitarian Universalist Church, and Richmond Peace Education Center.

Contact: Nancy Wein –


Monday, October 19 from 7:00-9:00 PM

Virginia Commonwealth University

Academic Learning Commons

1000 Floyd Avenue (Floyd and Linden), Room 2104

Parking available at West Main St. and W. Cary St. Garages

“Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma & Resilience”

Dr. Alice Rothchild, a Jewish physician and author, shares her journey as she deepens her understanding of the Palestinian experience and advocates for human rights.

Sponsored by Richmonders for Peace in Israel and Palestine (RPIP), Religious Studies Program in VCU School of World Studies, and Richmond Peace Education Center.

Contact: Nancy Wein –