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ICUJP Friday Forum
January 12th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

Dov Baum: Apartheid-Free Communities in Israel, Palestine, and the U.S.

Event Description:  How can we join communities around the world and support the call from Israeli and Palestinian communities to support full equality, justice, freedom, and peace to all people living in Palestine and Israel? Dov Baum of the American Friends Service Committee and of Israelis against Apartheid will present Investigate (www.investigate.info), new research about the companies making a fortune off the Gaza war, and a call for communities of faith to join the Apartheid-Free Communities network (www.apartheid-free.org).

Join the conversation with our speaker:

Dov Baum, Ph.D., is a the American Friends Service Committee’s Director of Corporate Accountability and Research. As an Israeli peace activist, she co-founded the Coalition of Women for Peace in 2000, Black Laundry – Queers against the Occupation in 2001, and Who Profits from the Occupation in 2006. She translated U.S. Feminist theory and poetry into Hebrew and edited the first anthology of feminist theory in Hebrew.

She organized with Anarchists against the Wall, with Zochrot- Remembering the Nakba, with Boycott from Within, and with Israelis against Apartheid, and she taught as an adjunct professor in several universities in the U.S. and in Israel.

Learn More/Here's how YOU can help:

This is the time for communities of faith, starting with local congregations, to show their support for a better future in Israel/ Palestine and join the growing network of Apartheid-Free communities. See more at Apartheid-Free Communities network 

7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer

Start your morning with us!

Facilitator: Phil Way
Reflector: Steve Rohde

** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **

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ICUJP Friday Forum 01/12/24
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Premiering the new documentary, "Honor Bound: Close Guantanamo Now!"

Along with NRCAT (National Religious Campaign Against Torture) and director Robert Corsini, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace have put together a thirty-minute documentary outlining some of the many abuses of the prisoners at the facility, including interviews with past detainees. "Honor Bound: Close Guantanamo Now!" outlines our work in bringing to light a stain on this country that most people would like to forget, or in many cases don't even realize is still happening.

"Honor Bound: Close Guantanamo Now"

Join ICUJP in its annual Close Guantanamo NOW commemoration!

Join us in-person:
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Downtown LA Federal Building,
300 N. Los Angeles St.,
Los Angeles 90012
12:00 - 1:30 pm Pacific Time
Free and open to all

Please join ICUJP and allies in-person Thursday, January 11, 2024, to mark 22 years of existence of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and the human rights violations and torture it spawned.

At its peak, the illegal detention center at Guantanamo Bay held some 800 men and boys of Muslim faith - most of whom were never charged with a crime. Today, 35 prisoners still languish there.

After the Guantanamo Bay prison camp was opened, the Bush Administration commissioned the torture memos, a series of documents designed to retroactively provide a pseudo-legal justification for crimes against humanity. To date no one in the Bush administration has been called to account for writing and implementing these documents, and the mainstream media has seemed to forget about what those torture documents have meant to subsequent administrations and the liberties our military and elected officials have taken in illegal detention and torture.

Let's send a message to President Biden:

Close Guantanamo NOW and release all detainees!
End torture NOW and prosecute the torturers and those who authorized them.


  • Annie Ehler, Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Jim Lafferty, National Lawyers Guild LA
  • Mohammad Tajsar, ACLU of Southern California
  • Shaheen Nassar, CAIR
  • Shakeel Syed, South Asian Network
  • Lisa Hajjar, UC Santa Barbara
  • Vincent DeStefano, Assange Defense Network
  • Ysabel Gonzalez, Code Pink
  • Shane Que Hee, Out Against War
  • Mark Friedman, LA US Hands Off Cuba Committee



National Religious Campaign Against Torture • St.Camillus Center for Spiritual Care •  Shane Que Hee • Amnesty International USA



ACLU of Southern California •
Addicted To War • Cafe Intifada • Center for Constitutional Rights • CloseGuantanamo.org
Code Pink • Courage to Resist
CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou • If the SHU Fits Collaborative • 90.7 KPFK • LA Laborfest
LA US Hands Off Cuba Committee • North Carolina Stop Torture Now • No More Guantanamos • Out Against War • Pax Christi USA • Clive Stafford Smith, author of "Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Seeking Justice in Guantanamo Bay" • WE Empowerment Center • Witness Against Torture • World Can't Wait

Please assist ICUJP in fulfilling its mission:
Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence


Join peace activist and writer Jon Krampner on KPFK's long-running program "The Lawyers Guild" Wednesday, Jan. 10th from 3:00-4:00 pm, hosted by Jim Lafferty and Maria Hall. He will be discussing the nationwide demonstrations to close Guantanamo Bay prison, including ours in front of the Downtown Los Angeles Federal Building on Jan. 11th.


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January 11, 2024 at 6:00pm - 9pm

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