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Intersecting Identities and Movements for Social Justice


What: Intersecting Identities and Movements for Social Justice
When: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: Beck Cultural Exchange Center

INTERSECTING IDENTITIES and MOVEMENTS for SOCIAL JUSTICE is a moderated roundtable discussion among four guest speakers, all of whom have participated in multiracial and interfaith solidarity work and delegations from the US learning about Palestine and Israel.

We seek to encourage connections between groups that are working in different ways on liberation, anti-oppression, policy and movement strategies – to consider that fulfilling our dream(s) of social justice calls us to consider more than any one issue. We are reaching out to and welcoming people who are already active, people who want to become active, and people who want to learn.

The speakers and the audience will be encouraged to consider:
What do we hold in common in experiences, strategies and aspirations?
What are our mutual interests?
How can we work together?

The four speakers bring a rich scope of experiences and identities to this conversation:

Ahmad Abuznaid is Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), an ACCESS institution in Dearborn, Michigan. He was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Florida-based nonprofit Dream Defenders.

Margo Okazawa-Rey is on the faculty of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, active in the International Women's Network against Militarism and holds the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills College, Oakland, CA

Tema Okun co-leads the Teaching for Equity Fellows Program at Duke University, is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace NC and is active in the Triangle chapter of SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Ash-lee Woodard Henderson is a long-time activist, an active participant in the Movement for Black Lives, was Regional Organizer at Project South and is now Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN.

Please join us at 6pm on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue in Knoxville.

Sponsored by Knoxville Women in Black, with co-sponsorship support from:
Appalachian Community Fund
Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Church of the Savior UCC
Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee
Haresh Mirani Foundation
Highlander Research and Education Center
LAMP (Local Alliance for Mideast Peace)
Muslim Community of Knoxville
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance
Peacemaking Committee of the Presbytery of East Tennessee
Ramallah, Palestine Club of Knoxville
St. James Episcopal Church
St James Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Tyson House Episcopal-Lutheran Student Foundation

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