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Women’s Leadership and the future of Shared Society in Israel

Women’s Leadership and the future of Shared Society in Israel

January 17 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What can we, in Greater Philadelphia, learn from how Israel – a first-world, dynamic society– is struggling with very similar social change matters? We’re bringing in special guest, Amal Elsana Alh’jooj, Executive Director of the International Community Action Network at McGill and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (2005), to discuss her quest to change the status quo for women and Bedouin Arabs of the Negev.

This is part of a series from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia that will focus on current issues within American society and explore how Israel is grappling with the same challenges. As a relatively young society with a well-known start-up mentality, Israel can be an incubator for fresh ideas.  Guest innovators from Israel who’ve created exciting and thought-provoking solutions to societal problems or who themselves have first-hand experience with these issues will be interviewed and discuss their accomplishments and life stories.  Additionally, call-in respondents will be identified who can speak to parallels or synergies that may be relevant to American societal trends in general and Greater Philadelphia more specifically.

Amal Elsana Alh’jooj, Co Founder, the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace & Development and  AJEEC (The Arab Jewish Center for Empowerment & Equality) was born in 1972, the fifth of thirteen children. Amal began her quest to change the status quo for women and Bedouin Arabs of the Negev at age 14, and by 17 had established the first Arab Bedouin women’s organization. In 2000, she co-founded  AJEEC-NISPED, The Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment, and Cooperaton-The Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development, with a unique vision and approach to sustainable human development. She earned her BA in social work in Israel at Ben-Gurion University where she was one of two Bedouin women students, and her MA and PhD in community development at McGill University in Canada. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Community Action Network at McGill.  She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

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