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Labor's Role in Helping to Resolve the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Date Thursday January 29
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
ILWU Local 34 Building
2nd & King Streets, San Francisco
Event Type Meeting
Labor's Role in Helping to Resolve
the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict -
A Public Dialogue

7:00 P.M
(A Reception will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m.)

ILWU Local 34 Building
2nd & King Streets, San Francisco
(see directions below)



Bishara Costandi is a community and union organizer, a member of Labor Committee for Peace and Justice and US Labor Against the War (USLAW). He is the coordinator of Arabs Building Community, a local collaborative primarily concerned with domestic, social justice issues. Bishara is a Palestinian, born in the city of Yafa, next to which Tel Aviv first started as a settlement. He lived in Lebanon before moving to the U.S., and holds a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Organizational Development for low-income and "people of color" CBOs.


Naomi Lauter continues after 20 years on the staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which centers on fostering strong bonds between Israel and the United States. Currently she is a consultant for the AIPAC and travels around the U.S. to strengthen grassroots support. She is also a past board member of the Organize Training Center, the ACLU, and KQED. In the 1960s and '70's she was deeply involved in integrating the San Francisco Unified School District and was an early founder and president of the Friends of SNCC.


Dr. Shlomi Ravid is a native and life-long Kibbutz member from Israel. He is also a lifelong member of the "Peace Camp" in Israel. Shlomi has earned a doctorate in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University and his dissertation on the changing of the Kibbutz in Israel was published in 1999. His academic and public work in the last few years has focused on the challenges of community building in Israel and the Jewish world. In 2002 Shlomi resumed the position of Executive Director of the Israel Center at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and the Bay Area, which he founded in 1996.


Uda Walker is the Political Education Coordinator for the Middle East Children's Alliance in Berkeley. She lived in the Occupied Territories from 1999-2001 and worked as a human rights researcher and international campaigner for Palestinian NGOs. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and a master's degree in Government and Politics of the Middle East.

Sponsored by San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the Vanguard Public Foundation

For more information, please call (415) 861-0318

How to Get to ILWU Local 34:

Take 2nd Street South of Market to dead-end at King Street. Then enter parking lot just to the left of Pac Bell Park and in front of Local 34. Or take the N-Judah line to 2nd & King Streets.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:25 AM

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