‘A Yale Student Visits the Holy Land’ program offered Dec. 30

Staff Report

Rockford’s Madeleine Witt will present “A Yale Student Visits the Holy Land” beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at JustGoods’ Gallery, 201 Seventh St., Rockford. Witt received a scholarship to visit Israel and Palestine as a student artist and cartoonist and was commissioned to make 11 journalistic editorial cartoons. She focused on describing the lives of 11 Israeli and Palestinians she met. She also kept a visual diary. Witt is a cartoon journalist in her senior year at Yale University, and she is also a Rockford native, a graduate of Auburn High School. She spent the summer of 2014 traveling alone through Israel and the West Bank, collecting stories. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available. Call (815) 964-7111.

From the Dec. 24-30, 2014, issue

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