The Middle East is full of history, culture and great food. It's also a hotbed of political and ethnic tension. That's why there's Global Village Square, a nonprofit that holds conferences twice a year on the Israel/Palestine Border. The conferences are designed to humanize the problems that trouble the region.
Today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Global Village Square is hosting one such conference in Boise. No, the problems of the Levant aren't being visited upon us in the Gem State. But local Muslims, Jews and others interested in the Middle East are encouraged to attend, discuss and learn about social technologies that have been deployed in the region to facilitate dialogue and cooperation, including Talking Piece, Storytelling, World Cafe and Open Space.
A $25 donation is suggested to cover event costs and lunch.