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ICUJP Friday Forum
August 4th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

Apartheid-Free Communities:
An Interfaith Effort to Resist Racism and End Support for Israeli Apartheid.

Event Description: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Yesh Din, and B’Tselem have all named the collection of systems and laws that the Israeli government uses to rule Palestinians inside Israel and Palestine as apartheid. Sonia Tuma, Associate General Secretary for Global Cohesion at the American Friends Service Committee, will speak about the Apartheid-Free Communities campaign, which came together in 2022 as an interdenominational coalition of faith groups in North America following the emerging consensus among the international human rights community that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people amounts to the Crime of Apartheid.

Join the conversation with our speaker:

Sonia Tuma 
is the Associate General Secretary for Global Cohesion at the American Friends Service Committee. In that role she leads the organization in threading together AFSC’s global work on peace and justice in 18 countries toward greater collective impact.  Sonia’s career includes community organizing, the development and delivery of educational programming, advocacy work on local and national levels and at the UN. Sonia has an academic background in International Relations, with special focus on political economy and the interplay between nationalism and feminist movements. 

In addition to work with the AFSC, she has been a researcher, educator, organizer, and activist. Sonia is a trained mediator and facilitator who has worked with community groups and nonprofit organizations to develop shared visions and creative, strategic programming toward social change. 

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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

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Facilitator: Dave Clennon
Reflector: Anthony Manousos

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

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ICUJP Friday Forum 08/04/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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