Video: Joe Groves' retirement Dinner
After 10 years with Interfaith Peace-Builders Joe Groves Retires
September 30, 2011 - Washington, DC
Joe Groves built Interfaith Peace-Builders into the organization it is today. Taking over the program in its infancy at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, he worked with others to expand the program into a fully independent organization. In the 10 years that Joe worked with IFPB (serving first as Director, then Co-Director, and then as the volunteer Senior Fellow) more than 600 joined an IFPB delegation and came to understand Israel/Palestine through the Interfaith Peace-Builders experience.
On September 30 we celebrated Joe's retirement with an intimate dinner program attended by close friends, colleagues and IFPB delegates. Below are videos of speeches at the dinner.
On his retirement, Joe asked that donations be made to Interfaith Peace-Builders' New Generation Fund, so that the work could continue in the hands of young activists and organizers. Click here to read more about the New Generation Fund or to donate today!
Joe speaks about his work from teaching in Iraq, organizing against the Vietnam war, teaching at Guilford college, and with IFPB, but concentrates on lessons learned during his time organizing anti-racist work in Greensboro. He reflects especially on the communities that people working in resistance can build.
Salmaa Elshanshory joined an Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation in the summer of 2011. She was one of the winners of IFPB's scholarship competition, earning a $1,000 scholarship towards the cost of the delegation. The New Generation Fund supports such scholarships.
Carolyn Boyd was a member of IFPB's first African Heritage Delegation traveling to Israel/Palestine in 2011.
If you are moved by the experiences shared by the speakers in this video, please donate to the New Generation Fund. Click here to make your donation today!