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Introduction to Israel/Palestine: 5 week course

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: tba • Boston/Cambridge area
Does supporting peace in Israel/Palestine feel a little "too complicated?" Familiarity with the politics and history of the region and its people can help us work for justice in the Middle East in an informed and fulfilling way.  
 
Jewish Voice for Peace Boston's education working group has spent months developing a curriculum intended to prepare people of all ages for Israel/Palestine activism. JVP leaders Tali Ruskin and Zoe Pepper-Cunningham will facilitate five interactive, multimedia workshops designed to invite discussion and questioning.  Some sessions might include pre-readings of under 20 pages.
 
Schedule (6:30-8:30 PM): 
 
Oct 16th: The State of Israel's Founding in 1948
Oct 23rd: Contemporary Occupation
Oct 30th: The U.S. Role
Nov 6th: The Role of Judaism, Zionism, and Anti Semitism in Israel/Palestine
Nov 13th: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, and Resistance
 
Each session will take place on a Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM, with an optional snacking period afterward.  We require that each participant commit to attending all workshops.
 
Register here!  The course is FREE. You will hear back from us within one week to confirm.  We are limited to 15 spots, so register soon!
 
More info on the facilitators:
 
TALI RUSKIN, Education Chair of JVP-Boston's Coordinating Committee, has facilitated the Education Working Group through the process of developing this incredible course. She brings years of experience in facilitating workshops and trainings on a variety of topics, as well as a whole lot of energy and passion for justice in Palestine. She holds a masters degree in public health and in social work from Boston University. A die-hard resident of Jamaica Plain, Tali can be found riding her bike around town with her signature pink helmet or practicing Arabic with anyone who is willing! She can be reached at taliruskin@gmail.com.
 

ZOE PEPPER-CUNNINGHAM is very excited to be co-facilitating this workshop series with Tali! She is a recent graduate of McGill University where she majored in History and African Studies and was an active member of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights McGill. This past summer she had the opportunity to travel to Palestine with AJJP's Health and Human Rights Project and had an incredible time and met amazing people! She is committed a vision of the future which is anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonialist, and full of dancing!! 

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