Independent Jewish Voices - Annual General Meeting

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Independent Jewish Voices - Annual General Meeting

Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) AGM

Independent Jewish Voices (Canada) will celebrate its first Annual General Meeting with an exciting line-up of speakers, participatory workshops, and action planning. Please join us in Ottawa, June 12-14.

Registration info here:

http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/agm-registration-form.html

Here are some of the highlights:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Judy Rebick, one of the Jewish women who occupied the Israeli Embassy during the Gaza massacre, feminist, activist, author
Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel Corrie's parents
Rafeef Ziadeh, Palestinian organizer with Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid Toronto, survivor of the 1982 Sabra and Shatilla massacre in Lebanon, where her parents were killed

ALLY PANELISTS:
African-Canadians and other Racialized Canadians: Margerat Parsons, Executive Director, African-Canadian Legal Clinic
Canadian Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians: Mohamed Boudjenane, Executive Director, Canadian Arab Federation
Canadian First Nations People: TBA
Unions and workers: Marion Pollack

WORKSHOPS ON KEY ISSUES:

Right of Return: Michael Lynk, Assoc. Prof. of Law, University of Western Ontario
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: Rachel Gurovsky, CAIA
Gaza Solidarity: Sandra Ruch and Fabienne Presentey, IJV Steering Committee
Canadian Complicity with the Israel Lobby and the Arms Trade: Richard Sanders, Coalition to End the Arms Trade; Dylan Penner, Act for the Earth
Challenging Zionism: Corey Balsam, Alternative Information Centre
Israel Lobby: Dan Freeman Malloy
Indigenous Solidarity: TBA
Anti-Semitism: Larry Haiven
Challenging Islamophobia: Abbie Bakan
Allies Against Racism: Margeret Parsons

Delicious catered vegetarian Kosher lunch and refreshments

Caucuses and action planning

Resolutions and priority-setting for the coming year

Registration includes free admission to Friday night keynote addresses on the theme, "Gaza Still Under Attack" AND the Saturday evening "Art for Justice" social and dance, including:

Professional performance of "Seven Jewish Children"
Selections from "The Facts", Arthur Milner's new murder mystery play set in the Occupied Territories
Poetry
Angela Schleifauf and her amazing Klezmer Band

To participate in the AGM, you must have joined IJV by June 1, 2009. If you are not yet a member and you agree to work within our Basis of Unity (attached to the membership form), please send in your membership along with your registration form. Jews can join as voting members, and non-Jews are welcome to join as Associate (non-voting) members. Please e-mail or mail your registration by June 8th so that we can book your meal and make you a conference kit.

http://ijvcanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/agm-registration-form.html