Dalit Baum is director of AFSC’s Economic Activism Program. She has worked with AFSC since 2013 in the San Francisco office. Dalit is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. She is a feminist scholar and teacher who has taught about militarism and the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and U.S. universities.
Dalit frequently lectures on feminism and democracy in Israel/Palestine, the economics of the Israeli occupation and the military industry, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, and corporate responsibility. She has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democracy movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall, and Women in Black.
Dalit is a co-author of the essay “Economic Activism Against the Occupation: Working From Within,” which was published in The Case for Sanctions Against Israel (Verso 2012). She has been interviewed by The Nation, AP, the Guardian, the Real News Network, Mondoweiss, and the Monthly Review Zine.
Dalit is one of a group of Israeli Reservists who have made public their refusal to serve in the military, including in a public statement to the Washington Post. You can read Dalit’s reflections on resisting apartheid and occupation on our Acting in Faith blog.