*This is a New Generations Event, for people in their 20s and 30s.*
Infiltrators or Refugees?
African Asylum Seekers in Israel
With Joanna Packer, Former NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellow
Sunday, March 10, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45, program to begin by 7:05
At the home of Alana Alpert in Jamaica Plain.
(exact address available upon RSVP)
Click here to RSVP.
Headlines of violence and incitement against African asylum seekers in Israel have highlighted the plight of this community and the complexity of their situation. Since 2005, more than 60,000 African refugees and asylum-seekers have crossed into Israel, primarily moving into areas that already suffer from underfunding and neglect. With a broken asylum process and heightened anti-refugee rhetoric, these asylum seekers are now in the political cross-hairs. Join us as NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship alum Joanna Packer guides us through this complicated issue and reflects on her time working at the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv.
This event is co-sponsored by the Right Now Coalition.
This event is part of the Boston New Gen event series "What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel," which is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Israel and Israeli society. Coming from the New Israel Fund’s deep belief in the importance of Israel’s dual status as a Jewish and democratic state, this series provides an open space for learning and engaging with content and ideas. Read more and see upcoming events here.
New Israel Fund: New Generations is an open and vibrant community of young professionals, social activists, community leaders, and others in their 20s and 30s who are committed to the work of the New Israel Fund, the leading organization promoting social justice and equality for all Israelis. New Gen provides an opportunity to learn about and engage with the most important issues facing Israel today through lectures, group discussions, and social events.