Bloodlines, Disillusionment and Return: Can They Meet?

Gabor Maté In Conversation with meital yaniv


bloodlines is an epic and intimate dive into the Isaeli apartheid regime from the perspective of an ex-Israeli/ex-zionist soldier. yaniv directs our attention to the cycles of history and how inhumanity not only repeats but grows monstrously in the crevices of self-centered ethnic/tribal identification. This conversation will explore yaniv's personal journey from a contructive ideology to embodiment of their fuller Self. It is also a call for the world to reckon with the reality of the suffering of Palestineans - whose fate, as Edward Said said - was to have become the "victim of victims." the cycle of victimhood and atrocities must end.


Speaker Bios

Gabor Maté is a retired physician, international speaker and writer whose books have been published in 37 languages, and author most recently the New York Times and international bestseller, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Health in a Toxic Culture. His areas of expertise include child development, trauma, the mind/body unity in health and illness, and addictions. An infant survivor of the Holocaust and a former Zionist youth leader, he is well-known for his critique of Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians.  He lives in Vancouver, B.C.

meital yaniv (b. 1984, Tel-Aviv, israel) is learning how to be in a human form. they do things with words, with moving and still images, with threads, with bodies in front of bodies, with the Earth. they are a death laborer tending to a prayer for the liberation of the land of Palestine and the lands of our bodies. they keep Fires and submerge themselves in Ocean and Sea Water often. yaniv is learning to listen to the Waters, birdsongs, caretakers, and ancestors as they walk as a guest on the home and gathering place of the Cahuilla-ʔívil̃uwenetem Meytémak, Tongva-Kizh Nation, Luiseño-Payómkawichum, and Serrano-Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga'yam 


Sponsored by the UCR Memory and Resistance Laboratory

Cosponsored by the Decolonizing Humanism(?) initiative at the Center for Ideas and Society

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