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San Jose- Law Fellows Luncheon

Thursday 15 May 2014, 12:00pm - 02:00pm
Join NIF Law Fellows Reut Cohen and Muna Haddad as they discuss the intersection of the Israeli judicial system and social change in Israel, as well as competing aspects of the law that both empower and marginalize the country's most vulnerable populations.
 
The New Israel Fund's Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program, which trains Israeli lawyers in civil rights law, is now in its 30th year. Its 50+ alumni form the core of Israel's civil rights bar.
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Address provided upon RSVP.
Cost: $15, includes veggie lunch
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If you have questions, please call 415.543.5055
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Reut Cohen is a feminist, human rights activist and lawyer from Israel. She has written extensively on legal issues related to gender, law and politics and served as the deputy editor ofLaw & Government, University of Haifa's Faculty of Law Review Journal. As a student at University of Haifa, she co-founded a Jewish-Arab group to challenge anti-democratic/racist student union policies and started a feminist blog Reuma to provide feminist perspectives on pop culture. She took a leadership role in the 2011 Israel social justice protests in Haifa as well as in the local LGBTQ community's struggle for recognition and funding from the municipal government. 

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Muna Haddad is a Palestinian-Israeli lawyer from Nazareth. She studied law and psychology at the University of Haifa. During that time, she worked as a research assistant to the Dean of Research and worked at WAC-MA'AN, a workers' advice center. Muna interned at the civil department of the Northern DA's office and then worked as an attorney at a private law office. She obtained an LL.M degree in Commerical Law from Tel Aviv University and volunteered atAswat - Palestinian Gay Women. After realizing that human rights law is her true passion, Muna volunteered at a human rights NGO in Ghana. 

This event is co-sponsored by Congregation Shir Hadash and the Cardozo Society at the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

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