As a Bedouin woman, an Israeli, a Palestinian, an activist, and a scholar, Amal Elsana Alh'jooj offers a unique perspective on the tensions and intersections in the work of social change. What does it mean to promote women’s rights within the Bedouin community, while also fighting for human and civil rights for the Bedouin community as a whole, while also building bridges between Jewish and Arab Israelis? Join us to hear a world-renowned expert on social change explore the challenges and opportunities of intersectional activism.
Amal Elsana Alh'jooj is the founding director of AJEEC - Arab Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment, and Cooperation and co-director of NISPED - Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development. Currently, Amal serves as the Executive Director of the International Community Action Network at McGill University. Amal is a former candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, and a board member of the New Israel Fund. She holds a BS in Social Work from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an MSW and a PhD in Social Work from McGill University.
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