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[Philadelphia] The Law and Social Justice

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 07:30pm

Reut Cohen and Muna Haddad, NIF Law Fellows, will discuss the relationship between the Israeli legal system and social change, particularly as it affects women, the LGBT community, and Palestinian citizens of Israel. 

NIF's Law Fellowship invests in young Israeli lawyers to study civil rights law in the US and practice in Israel. Its more than the 50 alumni form the core of the civil rights bar in Israel. Reut and Muna represent some of Israel's best and brightest, committed to strengthening Israeli democracy for all its inhabitants.

Hosted in a private home in Wynnewood, PA
Full address provided upon RSVP
Light refreshments will be served
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[image - Reut Cohen]

Reut Cohen is a feminist, human rights activist and lawyer from Haifa. She has written extensively on legal issues related to gender, law and politics and served as the deputy editor of Law & 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 discriminatory student union policies and started a feminist blog Reuma to provide feminist perspectives on pop culture. She took a leadership role in the 2011 Israeli social justice protests in Haifa as well as in the local LGBTQ community's struggle for recognition and funding from the municipal government. 

[image - Muna Haddad]

Muna Haddad is a Palestinian-Israeli lawyer from Nazareth. She studied law and psychology at the University of Haifa (2008). 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 Commercial Law from Tel Aviv University (2012) and volunteered at Aswat - Palestinian Gay Women. After realizing that human rights law is her true passion, Muna volunteered at a human rights NGO in Ghan


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