This is a New Generations event, for people in their 20s and 30s.
Click here by Monday, July 23 to register (required)
Join us as Ronit gives an overview of what is new in East Jerusalem and answers our questions. Are you wondering about Sheik Jarrah? Silwan? The Social Protest movement? What all of this means for the possibilities of a future political settlement? Or, do you not even know what to ask, but you know that you’d like to know more? Whatever the case, come on out for this great opportunity to talk with an on-the-ground expert!
This event is co-sponsored by J Street U.
Ronit Sela joined ACRI in January 2009 and currently serves as a spokesperson for ACRI’s Human Rights in East Jerusalem Project. She worked as a journalist, news editor, and translator in Hebrew and English publications, both print and online. Ms. Sela also worked for many years with youth in formal and informal educational settings in Israel, England, and Ethiopia, and returns to Brandeis University every summer to teach a course titled “Journalism, Judaism and Ethics”. She holds a BA from Tel Aviv University in History and Middle East Studies, has studied Jewish philosophy and literature, and is currently studying spoken Arabic with an emphasis on the Jerusalem dialect.
Established in 1972, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is Israel’s oldest and largest human rights organization and the only one dealing with the entire spectrum of rights and civil liberties issues in Israel and the Occupied Territories. An independent and non-partisan organization, ACRI’s mandate is to ensure Israel’s accountability and respect for human rights, by addressing violations committed by the Israeli authorities in Israel, the Occupied Territories, or elsewhere. ACRI is committed to promoting the universality of human rights and defending the human rights and civil liberties of all, regardless of religion, nationality, gender, ethnicity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.