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By Bijan White and Cheechee Lin
Last week’s exhilarating panel discussions and individual talks by leaders in the most eclectic fields culminated in UCLA Anderson’s live TED Week Campfire Talks. The late Thursday sun highlighted an elaborate outdoor stage, where several Anderson faculty and students spoke about personal experiences, endeavors and accomplishments in presentations that emphasized their individuality and the diversity of the Anderson community.
Devon Kelley (’16) shared his story of a summer working with the Israeli national lacrosse team. Kelley spent his days training and working in Tel Aviv amid violence and terror, which gripped the regions surrounding the Gaza Strip. However, despite the ever-present threat of violence, Kelley said, the people of Tel Aviv found solace in their community. He found it in the camaraderie of sport. And he said it could be a viable path to peace:
What if, just one in ten of every instance of a Jew and a Muslim coming together to a game of lacrosse — what if, one in ten of those started with catch and turned into laughter, which turned into friendship, which turned into understanding, which turned into trust, which turned into peace?