JCPA 2018 Plenary and Breakout Session on Shared Society
JCPA 2018 Plenary and Breakout Session on Shared SocietyApr 23, 2018 10:40am
JCPA's 2018 conference features a plenary panel and Israel breakout with Task Force speakers on April 23rd, on civil society initiatives and efforts to strengthen shared society in Israel.
Monday, April 23
10:40 – 11:40 am
Plenary Session: Civil Society Efforts to Foster Peace in Israel: What You Need to Know
What does shared society mean today in Israel— for many it’s people-to-people and coexistence initiatives, but on the ground in Israel it has been a developing discourse that now encompasses dealing with gaps and access to economic opportunities and the public sphere. Learn how this plays out on the ground, including challenges both Israelis and Palestinians face both internally and externally in strengthening these efforts within the current political and economic reality. What are the opportunities and angles with which to bring these issues to American Jewish audiences. Speakers: Joel Braunold, Alliance for Middle East Peace; Liron Shoham, Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Shared Society efforts within Israel: Economic Development, Women’s Issues, and Education
Over the past few years there have been investments by both the Israeli government and private sector to shared society programs that bring Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs together. This session will offer updates on these efforts and ways from your community to get involved in these efforts.
Speaker: Liron Shoham, Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues