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ICUJP Friday Forum
December 8th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

Palestine under the Zionist Scheme of Colonialism: Debilitation and Incremental Holocaust

Event Description: Why have there been attempts but no actions that have resulted in stopping Israel’s genocide against Gaza? How is there so much support for Palestine around the world, but the extermination of the Palestinians continues? How does a comprehensive scheme of Zionist Israeli colonialism through debilitation look like?

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Born and raised in Gaza City, Palestine, Yasmin Snounu came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar and earned an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a PhD in Educational Studies-Urban Education, Both from Eastern Michigan University. Her main research interests are Critical Disability Studies and Colonialism, Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion-GEDI, Critical Disability Studies, Decolonizing Methodologies, Indigenous and Democratic Education, and Poetry. Snounu has had articles published on the matrix of maiming in Palestine, disability and apartheid in Palestine, and reflections on decolonizing the western academia in relation to the Palestine question, in peer-reviewed academic journals. She has also had many poems and co-translations published in Catamaran Literacy Reader, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Scholar Works-Western Michigan University, Asymptote, Lost Horse Press, and other anthologies.

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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: Anthony Manousos
Reflector: Steve Rohde

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

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ICUJP Friday Forum 12/08/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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12.15.23 - ICUJP Holiday Party!


Please note: Our Friday Forums and other events are open to the public. By attending, you consent to having your voice and likeness recorded, photographed, posted on ICUJP's website and social media, and included in ICUJP materials and publications for noncommercial purposes. If you don't want to be photographed or recorded, please let the facilitator know.


- Some recent ICUJP Friday Forums you might have missed - check out these videos and many more on our ICUJP YouTube page:

Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, a Multifaith Apprach to Counter Anti-Muslim Discrimination

PEN America - Banned in the USA

World BEYOND War: How can we support youth to become sustainable peace leaders?

Apartheid-Free Communities: An Interfaith Effort to Resist Racism

Clergy Standing Up For Our LGBTQ Community

11.17.23 Forum - George Lakey: How can we get creative in the Israel-Palestine conflict?

10.13.23 Friday Forum - Israel and Palestine Yes, there IS a Path to Peace


22nd Anniversary of ICUJP: 22 years of working for Justice and Peace

Twenty-two years ago, Rev. George Regas of All-Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena reached out to clergy, community leaders, and laypeople to come together to seek an alternative to the fear-mongering and vengefulness sweeping much of our nation in the wake of September 11. The message that they wanted to convey was coherent and powerful: “Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.” On that day, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace was born.

These past 22 years have been a journey for ICUJP - five Presidents, four California Governors, and numerous crises and issues that would shake the resolve of even the most devout and dedicated of activists. But through it all, we go forward in our mission to be the voice for "the least of these", and our determination to create the change we want to see in the world.

On Sunday, September 10th, 2023, ICUJP honored Rev. George Regas's life and legacy, and recognized deserving organizations with the 2023 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award. As our theme was "Housing is a Human Right", we were glad to shine a light on the work of Making Housing and Community HappenAll-Saints Church Safe Haven Bridge to Housing, the Office of Mayor Karen Bass of Los Angeles, and the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center.

Thank you for your part in keeping the vision of George F. Regas alive as we continue creating a place to gather, organize, pray, and act together united by the fundamental principle that Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.

Please consider helping Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace in its mission. ICUJP operates as a largely volunteer organization with a small part-time paid staff. We have survived for over 20 years through the generosity of individuals and organizations like you. Like so many other organizations, our ability to raise donations has been hampered during the COVID pandemic.  


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December 08, 2023 at 7:30am - 9:30am
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