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Preparing for 2020: Advocating for rights, justice, and freedom in Palestine and Israel

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 5:00pm
AFSC staff, volunteers, and others visit Congressional offices to raise awareness about Palestinian children in detention.  Photo: AFSC
Preparing for 2020
Join AFSC and others for our advocacy summit to prepare to lift up Palestinian rights through the 2020 election season. Photo: AFSC

Join AFSC for a two-day gathering in Washington, D.C. where advocates will come together to sharpen their advocacy skills and network with others as we prepare for 2020 election year conversations about justice and equality in Israel and Palestine.

The gathering (held 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday) will focus on current campaigns to advocate for Palestinian children’s rights, end the blockade of Gaza, and to protect our rights to support BDS and engage in economic activism at the city, state and national levels. In four sessions with experienced organizers and movement leaders, we will share best practices and skills on advocating with elected officials and how to engage across movements to build solidarity and power. The weekend will also include a workshop on skills for grassroots engagement during the primary campaign season and visits to members of Congress.



To ensure that you will be provided lunch, please RSVP by Sept. 4. 


 Session Titles for the Weekend Conversations:

  • Advocating for the Rights of Palestinian Children
  • Unlocking Gaza: Advocacy to end the blockade
  • Advocating for our Right to Boycott, Divest & Sanction (BDS)
  • Bird dogs & the art of engaging officials
  • Building Solidarity and Power Across Movements
  • Where do we go from Here? – Priorities for 2020

Sessions will be interactive including both discussion from panelists and direct participation by and conversation with participants.






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