Lunch & Learn: Can Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel achieve meaningful equality in Israel?
12:30-1:30 pm: Stay after services to chat over lunch with Rawnak Natour and Ron Gerlitz, co-executive directors of Sikkuy, a joint Arab-Jewish civil society organization that advocates for full equality and shared society on all levels between Israel’s Palestinian and Jewish citizens. Founded in 1991, Sikkuy works to achieve systemic changes in state policy and resource allocation, aimed at ending decades of public sector discrimination toward Arab citizens. They will report about the contemporary struggle for civic equality for 20% of Israel’s citizenry, highlighting initiatives such as their campaign for equal representation of Arab voices in Israeli media, the politics of Arabic language in the public sphere, and the implementation of recently enacted government Decision 922, the most sweeping reform of budgetary allocation vis-à-vis the Arab community in the country’s history.
No need to RSVP. Just stick around after services, grab some nosh and pull up a chair in the designated Lunch & Learn space.