Sikkuy: Barriers and Opportunities in Equitable Governmental...

Sikkuy: Barriers and Opportunities in Equitable Governmental Funding for the Arab Citizens of Israel - an Up To Date Analysis

Nov 5, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Join us for a special luncheon with Sikkuy' s Co-Executive Directors, Ron Gerlitz and Ali Haider, on November 5th from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Ron Gerliz and Ali Haider will provide an up-to-date and behind-the-scenes analysis of the processes by which government policies towards Arab citizens are determined and where the major barriers to equal resource allocations can be found. Recent changes in government policies have created new opportunities to reduce such barriers and advance equal allocation of government resources. Sikkuy will discuss how these opportunities are being realized and how increasing equality in government resource allocations is a cornerstone of shared society in Israel Download Sikkuy's most recent publication, From Barriers to Opportunities, here. Please RSVP to [email protected] Click here to learn more about Sikkuy. ( *** BIOS Ali Haider, Adv. Co-Executive Director Ali Haider, Adv. has been co-executive director of Sikkuy since 2004. He was previously the director of Sikkuy's Employment Equity and Fair Representation project. He is widely recognized and extensively published as an expert in the field of affirmative action for the disadvantaged and minorities in Israel. Ali lives in the village of Ibellin in the western Galilee. Ali holds L.L.B and L.L.M. degrees from Bar-Ilan University and was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 1997. Ron Gerlitz, Co-Executive Director Ron Gerlitz joined Sikkuy as co-executive director in January 2009. He began his professional career in hi-tech, working for six years, both in Israel and in Silicon Valley, California. In parallel Ron also devoted his energy to political activism, both in Israel and in the USA. Before joining Sikkuy, Ron was a project manager at the Israel Venture Network (IVN). He took part in developing strategies and implementing projects advancing local economic development in the periphery, both in the Jewish and Arab sectors. He lives in the town of Srigim in the Ela Valley near Beit Shemesh. Ron is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science and an MA in public policy, both magna cum laude.