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Panel Discussion - Sacred

July 18th 6:30pm


Join us in the lower lobby for a panel discussion of Sacred following the 6:30 PM screening on Tuesday, July 18. Panelists include:

Dave Brown - (Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Tacoma)
Dave Brown is the creator of award winning blues Vespers at Immanuel. He speaks about Interfaith dialogue with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman around the northwest as part of the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos.

Geysar Gurbanov
Geysar Gurbanov is a Tacoma resident and an alumnus of the Rotary Peace Fellowship program. He graduated with a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and he researched communal violence during his studies at Duke and Harvard. He also worked with international organizations in the field of human rights, democratization, and conflict resolution. 

Monique Jordan - (Women's Ministry of New Direction Church of God by Faith, Tacoma)
Monique serves with her husband in ministry in the Hill Top Community of Tacoma Washington. Monique is a Licensed Professional Teacher and has her LMHCA license.

Herb Levine - (Temple Beth El)
Herb Levine is a retired historian and journalist. At Temple Beth El he edits the congregational bulletin, teaches adult education courses in Jewish history, and chairs the adult ed committee.

Dr. Etga Ugur
Etga Ugur is an Assistant Professor of Politics Science at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Dr. Ugur's research interests include religion and politics in the Middle East; Islamic movements; religion, civil society, and social capital; Turkish politics, and comparative government. He is currently working on his book manuscript entitled The Politics of Religious Representation in the U.S. and Turkey: A Comparative Perspective.

Karin Van Vlack - (Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation)
An advocate for interfaith understanding, Karin Van Vlack practices at the Olympia Zen Center and is a member of the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Tacoma. In 2016, she was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM.

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