EVENTS done/Activist/Book

In WEST JERUSALEM, Dr. Frank ROMANO, Great INTERFAITH DISCUSSION about peace & freedom in the Holy Land w/ VITALI MARKOV (Peace Bus). Also, author event for “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed.” (1st photo) In the middle of the event, free flow modern dancers danced around the tables, interweaving, gyrating, & turning. They took some of the interfaith discussion participants to an outside dance floor to dance, prance, etc. Real Cool! (2nd Photo) April 2nd, 2017. Tmol Shilshom Bookstore Café 5 Yoel Salomon St., Jerusalem. Photos by Raza Concepts, LLC.

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Dr. Frank Romano in JERUSALEM, at one of the TOP 3 Bookstores there. Author EVENT (“Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed.”) & discussion. Inspiring and enthusiastic discussion about the future of the Holy Land. We were blessed by the presence of a famous Israeli hero, MORDECAI VANUNU, who revealed Israel’s nuclear weapons secret to the world in 1986. He was imprisoned thereafter for 18 years. April 1st, 2017, EDUCATIONAL BOOKSHOP, 19 Salah Eddin Street, Jerusalem.Photos by Raza Concepts, LLC.

Dr. Frank Romano, honored to be a guest of Professor Dr. Walid Abusrour at the prestigious, Birzeit University, (West Bank), near Ramallah. I met his students and did a power point presentation. Dr. Abusrour, his students and I then discussed Palestine, the present and future and my work there. March 27th, 2017.

Jaffa, Israel, Frank Romano meets mixed group, Muslims, Jews & Christians including a catholic priest from Korea.. Misha the owner was a great host, great spirit as always during the event. Booksigning & discussion, Yafa Café and Bookshop; March 26, 2017. Photos by Raza Concepts, LLC.

To LOUISIANA, Frank Romano. Book signing for “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition.” Great discussions with local readers and a future actor headed to Manhattan. Nov. 6th, 2016, Barnes and Noble, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Photos below:

Incredible event in Southern ALABAMA with Frank Romano and friends. Great turnout so the events had to be organized in two stages (photos 1 & 2) with great discussions. Also, the middle picture shows Romano in front of the fountain situated in front of Barnes and Noble. Nov. 3rd, 2016, Barnes and Noble, Eastern Shore Centre, Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA. See picture below:

Frank Romano met several Palestinians and internationals and worked in the fields picking olives during the annual olive harvest helping a Palestinian family on Oct. 18th, 2016. West Bank near Bethlehem. Here are some pictures:

Frank Romano was invited to speak with students (Two English and English Composition classes) about his book, “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed,” and creative writing at TCI College of Technology, Manhattan. He also wanted to motivate students to follow their passion by recounting his difficulty in following his, and his tumultuous, rebellious childhood, etc. Romano also spoke about his experiences living in an African American ghetto for two years in the US and living in the projects in France. TCI, 31st Street, New York City, USA (Across from Madison Square Garden). Sept. 13, 2016. See photo below:

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Super Turnout in BROOKLYN, NY, Barnes & Noble. Frank Romano was excited to dialogue with an amazingly diverse and fascinating group. All representatives of the Abrahamic religions were there, including an agnostic. The discussion became more and more intense and crescendoed like Ravel’s Bolero, at the end during the signing for his book: Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. Sept. 6, 2016. Barnes and Noble, Park Slope, 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA. See photos below:

 

 

Unbelievable! Frank Romano’s a hit at No. 1 Barnes & Noble store (in the USA) at Union Square, Manhattan. Jews, Christians, Muslims, Atheists and Agnostics showed up for a rousing interfaith discussion about peace in the Holy Land. Among those present were his friends: renowned Manhattan actor DeAngelo Justice, Ed Eichel, LHD (Designated artist at Otto Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Israel,1961) and writer Patricia Strunk. Actor Fahim Hamid was also present.It was also a book signing for “Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition.” Thanks to the participants as well as Desirae and Oscar (B & N managers), the event was beyond success! It was stupendous!! At the end of the night an added bonus: the book sold out! Friday, Sept. 2nd,2016, 6 pm, Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY, USA. See photos below:

 

 

Romano visits birthplace, Eugene, Oregon. Barnes & Noble. Event for “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th.” BACK TO THE SOURCE!!
Aug. 27,2016, Barnes and Noble, 1163 Valley River Drive, Eugene, Oregon, USA. See photo below:

 

Frank Romano at Barnes & Noble, BEND, Oregon. Event for: Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. Over coffee we had a great discussion! And a gorgeous sunset on the horizon. Aug. 26th, 2016, Barnes and Noble, Bend, Oregon, USA. See photo below:

Tom and Frank ROMANO at Barnes & Noble, Beaverton, Oregon. Event for: Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. Tom (joined me) as illustrator of the cover of the book and he also spoke about his children books. Cool to have the bro with me! Aug. 25, 2016, Barnes and Noble, Beaverton, Oregon, USA. See photo below:

 

Frank Romano at Barnes & Noble, Medford, Oregon. For his book: “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition.” Book Signing turns into an interfaith event with Muslims, Jews, Christians and Buddhists. Started as basic book signing, no talk/discussion. But people showed up so Barnes & Noble manager Jude set up chairs and said, “Let’s get it started” and we did. Wow!!! Aug. 20, 2016, Barnes & Noble, Medford, Oregon, USA. See photos below & to view it click on link below photos:

 

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In BERLIN, Germany Frank Romano, Author Event: STUPENDOUS interfaith discussion. at Bücherstube Marga Schoeller. For: Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. Talk & Discussion hosted by Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen. Thanks to Shirley Wray in charge of the Anglo-American literature section and Mr. Thomas Rodig, owner of the Bookstore, the event was a huge success. BERLIN a world cultural capital was in its prime that night.
Bücherstube Marga Schoeller, Bookstore, Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, Berlin, Germany. See photo below:

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RENO, Nevada, Casino Land, Frank ROMANO, Discussion/Book Signing. “Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed.” Super, huge, with enlightened people. Author’s first trip to Reno to meet 2 groups of people. Super success, thank you Reno and people of this great city. Barnes & Noble, Virginia St., Reno, Nevada, USA. July 15th, 2016. See photo below:

Author Event, Loveland, Colorado, in several phases. Frank Romano, “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. Barnes & Noble, Loveland, Colorado (Near Fort Collins), July 10th, 2016. See photo below:

 

Tom and Frank Romano, joint author event in DENVER, Colorado. Small but enthusiastic crowd. Mutiny Information Bookstore (Love the name!!), Denver, Colorado, USA. See photo below:

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Backdrop of the Meditation led by Frank Romano at: FUAIM NA MARA, Findhorn, Scotland. Meditation on peace in the Middle East.Frank had recently returned from organizing grass roots activities in Israel and Palestine. The evening included an outdoors special ceremony around the peace pole in the garden in the home of Sara Trevelyan. Findhorn, Scotland. May 4th, 2016. See photo below:

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At Barnes and Noble, Frank Romano participated in a well-attended joint author event with other writers. He presented and signed several copies of: “Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition.” He earlier spoke with Teens on “How to Become a Writer,” the discipline, the passion and the lifestyle of a writer! Great event with enthusiastic budding writers and power point! June 11, 2016. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2710 S Green Bay Rd. Racine, Wisconsin (70 minutes to Chicago), USA. See photo below:

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FULL HOUSE New York City: Panel Discussion: “Activism for peace in Israel and Palestine.” Here Dr. Frank Romano presides over the discussion. NYC does it Again! Huge turnout at Left Forum: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. All the below panel members did great talks, followed by an intense and fascinating discussion!
Dr. Frank Romano, Chair, University of Paris; Dr. Jacqueline Casale Taylor Basker, German Jordan University, Jordan; Dr. Peter Ilich, TCI; Maya Bloom, Bead for Peace & Jerry Spivack, Bd of Values Caucus, UN & Leader of NYU protests following the Kent State shootings in 1970. Saturday, May 21st, 2016. To listen to it, just click on the photo/arrow below:

Dr. Romano in Tunisia, North Africa. Interviewed by Nourreddine Khatrouchi (1st from the right of Dr. Romano), Head of Tunisian political party: “Mouvement de la Construction Maghrébine” accompanied by Mrs. lqnşlh, Tunisian diplomat representing Tunisia in Jordan (2nd from the right of Dr. Romano’s right). Also, Dr. Romano was interviewed by Mohamed Hamrouni, the Chief Editor (3rd from the right of Dr. Romano) of the Tunisian daily newspaper : Journal Adhamir re: Frank Romano’s activism in Israel and Palestine for Peace & Freedom and his views on the Tunisian Revolution. Menzel Abderrahmen, Tunisia, May 15th, 2016. See photo below:

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Coming Together to Work for Peace in the Middle East – Talk by Dr. Romano who then helped initiate an interfaith dialogue. An intense interfaith dialogue followed the talk with a nice crowd of local practicing and non-practicing Christians, Jews and Muslims. Hosted by Sara Trevelyan, psychotherapist. Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, Scotland. May 11th, 2016. See photo below:

 

Dr. Romano, who just returned from one month in Israel and Palestine, speaks about “Activism in the Holy Land” at “The Sunday Slot,” Findhorn Foundation, Forres, Scotland. The Findhorn Foundation aims at the consciousness, motivation, mindfulness, creative energy and joy that it brings to several activities that make visions a reality and bring lasting, positive change to the world.The “Legacy” room, Findhorn Foundation. Sunday, May 1, 2016.

 

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Celebrating 10 years of cultural resistance: The Freedom Theater, Jenin, Palestine. I participated in an actors’ workshop at the Freedom Theater on Berthold Brecht, German playwright, poet and theater director. With me standing in front of the Freedom Theater are my friend Ahmed Tobasi and Ihad Zahdeh. Both are actors and producers. They payed tribute to a good friend and fellow freedom activist, actor, co-founder of the Freedom Theater, and my personal advisor: JULIANO MER KHAMIS. He advised me on how to organize freedom demonstrations. I have organized and participated in them in Palestine and Israel since I met him in 2005. April 6th, 2016. See photo below:

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Frank Romano having dinner with Gideon Levy (4th from left to right), his partner, Catrin Ormestad (1st from left to right) and other guests in their home in Tel Aviv. Gideon Levy is a well-known Israeli journalist and author. He writes opinion pieces and a weekly column for the newspaper Haaretz that often focus on the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. He often courageously opposes that ruthless occupation and Israeli policies and actions against Gaza. Catrin Ormestad, originally from Sweden, is an author! Her latest novel was just published in Sweden and is currently being printed. March 31st, 2016.

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Great interfaith discussion about peaceful solutions for the Holy Land. Also, author event: Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. Tmol-Shilshom Bookstore-Café Restaurant, Yo’el Moshe Salomon Street 5, Jerusalem, Israel. March 29th, 2016. See photo below:

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Dr. Frank Romano was invited by the eminent Professor Walid Abusrour to talk to two of his classes at Birzeit University, near Ramallah, West Bank, the most famous university in Palestine and one of the most prestigious universities in the Middle East. He shared with the students his peace/freedom efforts in Israel and Palestine, chronicled in my book, “Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition.”
The students were upbeat, very alert and often contributed to the discussion. They seemed focused and inspired, in spite of the fact that the university was recently under siege (at least twice in the last month), and then attacked by Israeli soldiers who arrested students and faculty, activists against the occupation and confiscated some computers. So the Israeli politicians profess that Israel is a democracy while violating the most fundamental principles of any “democracy,” free speech and free association??
Also, under the Oslo accords, Birzeit University, is under the jurisdiction of the PA, the Palestinian government. But Israeli troops intervene in the Palestinian sector, anytime, anywhere, often without notifying the Palestinian Authority. Another indication that the Oslo accords are either totally or almost totally void! In the 2nd photo, Frank Romano is sitting at a desk with the students. March 19, 2016. See photo below:

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HUGE EVENT!! Dr. Frank Romano celebrates interfaith peace/freedom talk & book signing about “Love & Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition” with family, friends and acquaintances. Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, Oregon, USA, Feb. 4th, 2016. Photographer: REGINA ROMANO. “Food Angels” & PAMELA JOY provided the refreshments! JOHN MAFRICI was the MC! See photo below:

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Frank Romano, invited speaker at BEND High School, Bend, Oregon, USA. Shown here with Amy Sabbadini and her students (juniors and seniors) in her World Religions class. January 19, 2016. See photo below:

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Romano interviewed by Charly Célinain, journalist.
Demonstration against the seige of Yarmouk, a Palestinian Refugee camp in Syria. Place de la République, Paris,Feb. 1, 2014.

BIG TIME Author Event, in Big Time NEW YORK CITY, Dr. Frank Romano at one of the US FLAGSHIP (the most prestigious in the USA) Barnes and Noble bookstores, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY. HUGE EVENT for the book: “Love & Terror in the Middle East,4th Ed.” July 7th, 2015. See photo below:

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Enthusiastic group met at Tmol Shilshom Bookstore Café in West Jerusalem on Mon., Jan. 27. Great discussion on Israel/Palestine and my book, Storm Over Morocco. Also, Kevin Bull, interviewed us by phone on the Earth Needs Rebel Show. It was broadcasted live worldwide from New York City and Dublin, Ireland.

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