University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Noa Baum

Sam Kitner

Helios Foundation

Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller, author and public speaker. Born and raised in Israel, Noa was an actress at Jerusalem Khan Theater, studied with Uta Hagen in NYC and holds an M.A. from NYU. Noa offers a unique combination of performance art and practical workshops that focus on the power of narrative to heal across the divides of identity. In a world where peace is a challenge in the schoolyard and beyond, her work builds bridges of understanding and compassion. Noa performs internationally, for diverse audiences of all ages. Highlights include: The World Bank, The Mayo Clinic for Humanities in Medicine, US Defense Department, The Kennedy Center, The National Storytelling Festival, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, AARP, FDA, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Fabula Festival in Sweden, Kentucky Cave Run Festival in Limmud, UK, Jewish Theological Seminary, Limmud in Turkey, George Washington University Law School, Brandies and Stanford Universities.

Noa's new memoir "A Land Twice Promised--An Israeli Woman's Quest for Peace" is a Winner of the 2017 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, the 2018 Storytelling World Award and the 2017 LDS Publishing Professionals Association Award. Her audio recordings have won a Storytelling World Award and a Parent's Choice Recommended Award. She is also the recipient of numerous Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Maryland. Noa is a member of the National Storytelling Network and lives in the Washington DC metro area.

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Scheduled events:
Beyond Labels: Bridging Differences through Storytelling
Explore strategies to build bridges for peace and dialogue. Learning how to listen to and tell the story of "the other" can help break through stereotypes to find compassion and the possibility of change.

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Noa Baum
Moderator: Cynthia Ryman
Somewhere Over the Rainbow:
Multicultural tales presented with songs around themes of wisdom, courage, generosity and hope. The audience will be invited to participate.

Children's Entertainment & Storytelling Stage (Seats 164)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Noa Baum
Moderator: Pamela Clarridge
Divides that Blind Us
Meet three very different authors with three very different perspectives as they discuss the racial, cultural and religious divides that are so destructive here and abroad.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Carol Anderson, Noa Baum, Luis Urrea
Moderator: John Fife
Choosing Peace: Multicultural Stories to Ponder
Noa Baum will provide accessible stories for children and families that bridge cultural divides.

Children's Entertainment & Storytelling Stage (Seats 164)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Noa Baum
Moderator: Pamela Clarridge

A Land Twice Promised
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
June 2016
ISBN 9781942934493
264 pages
$18.95, INSTORE
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A Land Twice Promisedis storyteller Noa Baum s deeply personal memoir recounting herjourney from girlhood in post-Holocaust Israel to her adult encounter with the other. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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