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|Anti-Occupation Coalition Building with Achvat Amim|
|Date||Wednesday November 08|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Kehilla Community Synagogue - Fireside Room
1300 Grand Ave, Piedmont, California 94610
|Organizer/Author||IfNotNow and Kehilla Community Synagogue|
Suggested donation: $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds!!)Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 27th, 2017 12:39 PM
IfNotNow and Kehilla’s Middle East Peace Committee are stoked for this conversation with Karen Isaacs and Daniel Roth about how they’re working to end the Occupation through education and coalition-building.
Karen Isaacs and Daniel Roth founded the program Solidarity of Nations - Achvat Amim to help young diaspora Jews engage with anti-Occupation work on the ground in Jerusalem. Dedicated to the principle of self-determination for all people — Achvat Amim offers young activists a way to find their place in the struggle for freedom and dignity for both Palestinians and Israelis.
Until recently, Achvat Amim received funding from Masa Israel Journey (an organization funded by the Jewish Agency). But after recent pressure from the far-right-wing organization Ad Kan, Masa Israel withdrew its funding, further silencing the voices of anti-Occupation Jews. But we know the stakes are too high to stand idly by now: not as Palestinians live the nightmare of the Occupation daily, and not as Israelis face the horrors of upholding it.
Karen and Daniel are on the road to raise emergency funds and talk about their work, and we’re really excited to host them, and take up the mantle of leadership Masa has dropped in this important moment.
And we have so much to talk about with them, because Karen + Daniel (partners in life + activism) are way more than co-founders of Achvat Amim. They co-founded All That's Left: Anti-Occupation Collective and This is Not an Ulpan, and were crucial actors in the coalition of Palestinians, Israelis, and diaspora Jews behind the صمود : مخيم الحريه Sumud: Freedom Camp צֻמוּד: מחנה חירות.
Let’s hang and snack as we hear what’s up with these amazing organizers, how they’re responding to right-wing attacks, and how coalition building can make the movement to end the Occupation — and to build a just peace — more diverse and powerful than it’s ever been before.