Let’s Rise Up Together from the USA to Israel

July 16, 2020 Free 0

Join us for “Let’s Rise Up Together from the USA to Israel: A Virtual Solidarity Conversation on Racism, Antisemitism, and Hate” on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST. Please REGISTER in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uDoIoyjrTlKC383rnMXd_A

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Featured Speakers:

Joshua Washington is the Director of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI). He’s a composition graduate of the University of Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. Joshua was formerly IBSI’s Director of Special Events, and planned music performances featuring The Hebrew Project Artists (THP) across the country. Joshua is also a graduate of CUFI’s 2016 Diversity Outreach Mentoring Endeavor (DOME), where he received training in Israel advocacy for diverse audiences. He was chosen to travel to Israel twice; once as part of CUFI’s millennial outreach, Israel Collective, and again as part of a music performance with Victor Styrsky’s Wild Branches & Friends. His other musical endeavors include writing for the Boston Pops, and music directing for other artists.

Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli tour guide, author, jazz musician, and cartoonist. She is the survivor of a brutal machete attack that occurred while she was guiding in December 2010. Since the terror attack, she has spoken to audiences all over the world about her ordeal. In her role as representative of Palestinian Media Watch, she lobbies Western governments to end the foreign aid that rewards her would-be murderers. Together with a Palestinian friend, she has created “The Yellow Brick Road,” an educational project that teaches Muslim children in a refugee camp emotional intelligence, empathy and courage. She is the author of “The Rage Less Traveled”’.

Kasa Bainesay Harbor was born in Ethiopia. In 1991 at the age of 10, she immigrated to Israel with her family. She is currently the Deputy Consul General at the Israeli Consulate in Miami. Previously, she served as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand and in Yangon, Myanmar. Kasa holds an M.A. from Tel-Aviv University in the field of Public Policy and a B.A. from Hebrew University in the field of International Relations and Education. She is fluent in Amharic, Hebrew and English.

Reverend Anthony A. Johnson is a Martin Luther King Jr. scholar, a doctoral student in interfaith studies at the United Theological Seminary, and an Atlanta Israel Coalition interfaith partner. He is an ordained Baptist minister of 23 years, longtime civil-human rights activist, and former Alabama state representative. His grandfather was co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with Dr. King and Dr. Joseph Lowery. Reverend Johnson has worked closely with the Jewish community for 15 years. He has worked with AIPAC, Birthright Israel, J Israel, Jewish Federation, MJCCA, and Hadassah.

Thanks to our promotional partners:  AJC Atlanta Regional Office, Beth Jacob Atlanta, Beth Shalom – Atlanta, B’nai B’rith Atlanta – Achim/Gate City Lodge, B’nai Torah Atlanta, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast Region Israel in Atlanta, Consulate General of Israel to Florida, Alabama, Mississippi & Puerto Rico Israel in Miami, Creating Connected Communities, Genesis 123 Foundation, Hadassah Chaya Evolve, Hebrew Order of David Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, Hillels of Georgia, IBSI – Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel, International Israel Alliance, Israel InSight, Israeli American Council – IAC Atlanta, JCRCA / Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Jewish HomeLife, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, ORT Atlanta, Simon Wiesenthal Center, St Louis Friends of Israel, Temple Beth Tikvah

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