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Mon, Oct 07, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

[DC] Economic Justice Salon with Law Fellows

A three-part salon series hosted by NIF-DC:
New Israeli Heroes....


 
Join us for a conversation about economic justice in Israel
with Muna Haddad and Reut Cohen, the 2013 Herman Schwartz Israel Human Rights Law Fellows at AU-WCL
Hosted by DCLC member Fran Goldman at her home in Van Ness
(Addresses sent after registration)
Monday, October 7 - 7:00 p.m.

$18 per person. Space is limited!

For more information, contact Jessica Simon: jessica@nif.org or 202.513.7870.
Light vegetarian dinner included.  Kosher option available.


Reut Cohen is a feminist, human rights activist and a lawyer from Israel. She has written extensively on legal issues related to gender, law and politics and served as the deputy editor of Law & Government, University of Haifa's Faculty of Law Review Journal. Additionally, she has published Op-Eds on Israeli online forums such as YNET and H'aOkets. As a student at Unviersity of Haifa, she co-founded a Jewish-Arab group to challenge anti-democratic/racist student union policies and started a feminist blog Reuma to provide feminist perspectives on pop culture. She took a leadership role in the 2011 Israeli social justice protests in Haifa as well as in the local LGBTQ community's struggle for recognition and funding from the municipal government. She is excited to be a 2013 NIF Herman Schwartz Israel Human Rights Law Fellow and LL.M candidate at the American University Washington College of Law.

Muna Haddad is a Palestinian lawyer from Israel. She studied law and psychology at the University of Haifa (2008). During that time she worked as a research assistant to the Dean of Research and worked at WAC-MA'AN, a workers' advice center. Muna interned at the civil department of the Northern DA's Office and then worked as an attorney at a private law office. She obtained an LL.M degree in Commercial Law from Tel Aviv University (2012) and volunteered at Aswat - Palestinian gay women. After realizing that human rights law is her true passion, Muna volunteered at a human rights NGO in Ghana and is now a NIF Herman Schwartz Israel Human Rights Law Fellow and LL.M candidate at the American University Washington College of Law.