Grassroots Jerusalem Activists in Atlanta on July 16

Thursday July 16 at 7:00pm

Central Presbyterian Church

201 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta

Directly across the street from the State Capitol 

Amany Khalefa, Mapping Director: Amany has been involved in Palestinian civil society work for almost ten years, organizing and leading campaigns, protests and creative long-term resistance. Today she works with over 75 local organizations in Al Quds to put the city back on the global map as the Palestinian capital. Combined with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s in NGO Management, Ms. Khalefa’s passion and drive make her one of the most inspiring and courageous community leaders in Jerusalem. Amany is Palestinian.

Micha Kurz, Network Coordinator: Micha was born and raised in Jerusalem, and is a supporter of a number of community based mobilizing movements in his city. He is an early founder of Breaking the Silence, a previous board member of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions and is currently supporting the work of many Palestinians activists in Jerusalem; connecting international solidarity movements, politicians and supportive funders with Grassroots Jerusalem. Together, with his Palestinian colleagues at GJ, Mr. Kurz networks and mobilizes rights activists and organizations around the world and in Jerusalem to resist Israeli occupation policies and put Jerusalem back on the map as a Palestinian capital. Micha is an Israeli Jew.

Grassroots Jerusalem (GJ) is a platform for Palestinian community based mobilization, leadership and advocacy. The organization supports Palestinian communities in Jerusalem to strategically address the humanitarian, developmental and political issues that systematically disempower and dispossess Palestinians across the city. GJ finds and amplifies local resources available for and from grassroots leadership and organizations by facilitating the sharing of information, knowledge and experience, and by coordinating with these partners on urgent and long-term issues. 

This event is cosponsored by: Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta, Central Presbyterian Church, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Joining Hands for Justice in Israel/Palestine, Interfaith Peace Builders-Atlanta network, Kairos Mission Group of Oakhurst Baptist Church, Rise Up Georgia and Heartland Initiative Inc.


Parking: There is street parking AND a there is a public parking deck next to Trinity United Methodist Church two blocks from Central on Washington St (bring ticket to be stamped at Central for validation)

 MARTA: Closest MARTA stations to Central Presbyterian are the Georgia State or Five Points stations.

 This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, contact Ilise Cohen Grassroots Jerusalem Activists in Atlanta July 16at atlanta@jewishvoiceforpeace.org    or  https://www.facebook.com/jvpatlanta

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