Event: A Dialogue On Feminist Peace Activism in the Midst of Conflict
Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Women in Black Union Square presents, Palestinian and Jewish Women from Israel: A Dialogue On Feminist Peace Activism in the Midst of Conflict
Speakers: Hannah Safran and Ola Shtiwi
Location: April 26, 7-9 p.m.
The Community Church
40 E. 35th Street (between Madison and Park avenues)
Women have been the backbone of much of the political resistance in the Middle East. Women have led the struggle for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. This event will bring the voices, experiences, activism and perspectives of women so often absent from the U.S. public discourse on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Ola Shtiwi earned her LL.M degree in international human rights law at the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and her LL.B (JD equivalent) from the University of Haifa in 2002. She coordinated the legal department of Kayan, a Palestinian feminist organization based in Haifa. Ola started her human rights work as an advocacy coordinator in Women against Violence, a Palestinian organization based in Nazareth. Her work included advocating for Palestinian women's rights among Palestinian and Israeli policy makers.
Hannah Safran is a long-time feminist and peace activist who combines grass-root activism with academic research. Her book on the history of the Jewish suffrage movement in 1920's and the feminist movement in Israel in the 1970's was published in 2006. She teaches women’s studies at Emek-Yisreel College and at the extension of Leslie University in Israel. She is a member of Isha L'Isha the Haifa Feminist Center and has been active at Women in Black the Coalition of Women for Peace.
This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews Say No, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, Brooklyn for Peace, Code Pink New York and MADRE
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