When: Monday July 27th at 5 pm
Where? On Zoom Register online at https://www.paccusa.org/upcomingevents
Bio for Speaker:
Loubna Qutami is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Qutami is also the former Executive Director of the Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC) in San Francisco and a founder and former international General Coordinator of the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM).
Specifically we are going to talk about:
1) What is normalization?
2) How does it manifest on the personal or individual level?
3) How does it manifest on the organizational level?
4) How does it manifest on the government level?
5) Why is normalization bad for Palestine? What does it disregard from the Palestinian experience?
6) What is the best way to engage in supporting Palestine without falling into something that could be normalization?
Saturday, July 18th from 12 to 2 pm at PACC (388 Lakeview)
Register on www.covid19test.ourtasc.org before July 16th.
Limited Space so register as soon as possible!
hat? How to Understand BDS Movement from an International Law Perspective
Speaker: Hiba Birat
Her Bio: A newly admitted lawyer, holds a Master's degree in International Law and Human Rights from Washington College of Law-American University
Time: Monday, July 13th at 5 pm
Monday, June 29th at 5 pm EST
Mara Kronenfeld, Executive Director
Mara joined UNRWA USA in February 2020 as its new Executive Director. In this role, Mara leads a team of 8 in the United States to educate the American public about the plight of Palestine refugees and raise funds for UNRWA’s critical programs in the Middle East.
Having focused most of her career on international development, Mara has over 15 years of experience designing, implementing, and leading youth development programming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Mara has extensive leadership experience in youth development with a strong focus on program design and development, organizational capacity strengthening, and multi-sectoral partnership cultivation and collaboration.
Mara previously served as Regional Director of MENA and Eurasia programs at the International Youth Foundation (IYF) where she worked for over a decade. She earlier held positions at AMIDEAST and the American University in Cairo. At AMIDEAST, Mara managed corporate, foundation, and individual fundraising efforts and managed the Fulbright scholarship program for students from the MENA region. Mara was a U.S. Fulbright grantee to Syria herself between 2001 and 2003 and while in Syria, managed a U.S. State Department-funded teacher training project and UNRWA’s English Language Club for Palestinian vocational students.
Mara holds a Masters Degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from Stanford University.
A community check in with different health professionals and local officials where you will receive an update and have an opportunity to ask your questions.