Sat June 17 at 8PM | “Bridging the Divide” featuring Jamal Najjab (Palestinian-American activist), S
Jamal Najjab has worked as a journalist in Jerusalem and America, as a political campaign organizer in the Arab-American community, and on the staff of several humanitarian Palestinian aid organizations. He has appeared on numerous news programs, such as CNN, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, and has published numerous articles in the mainstream and alternative press.
Shelley Cohen Fudge is the DC Metro Chapter Coordinator of Jewish Voice for Peace. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace. Shelley has over 25 years of experience in grassroots community organizing. She speaks frequently at events in the Washington, DC area, and has led numerous presentations and training sessions at national conferences and workshops. In addition, she has 20 years of experience as an environmental policy analyst on a wide variety of environmental issues. She is the lead organizer of the Jewish Voice for Peace – DC Metro Chapter-sponsored DC SodaStream Boycott Campaign that was launched in July 2012, and is a member of the organizing committee for the recently launched national Interfaith Boycott Coalition.
Adina Friedman holds a PhD from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Dr. Friedman has worked and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and parts of Europe. Her research interests include international and inter-communal conflict, refuges and internally displaced persons, violence, and conflict & social change in the Middle East/North Africa. As a practitioner, much of her work has focused on the Arab-Israeli/Israeli-Palestinian conflict, specifically looking at issues concerning culture and education, refugees, the environment, and co-existence. Along with Palestinian colleagues, she also runs workshops and other conflict resolution activities for Arabs, Israelis, and Americans in on and off campus settings. Dr. Friedman has published a number of articles, chapters, reviews, and encyclopedia entries on both conflict resolution and the Middle East. She has taken study trips/courses to Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), and Serbia/Bosnia/Kosovo.