New England Yearly Meeting

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Panel Discussion: Anti-Arab Racism and Human Rights in Israel/Palestine


Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:30pm


Beacon Hill Friends House
6 Chestnut St
Boston , MA


The panelists for this discussion will be: 

  • Eve Spangler is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston College and the author of Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict. She defines her work as public sociology—work at the intersection of social research and social justice. All of her work is grounded in a commitment to human rights.
  • Nadia Ben-Youssef is a lawyer and human rights advocate serving as Adalah’s first USA Representative. Nadia has been working with Adalah since 2010 and led Adalah’s international advocacy efforts on behalf of the indigenous Palestinian Bedouin community in the Naqab (Negev) in southern Israel. Adalah is the first non-profit, non- sectarian Palestinian-run legal center in Israel.
  • Sa’ed Atshan is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He holds a PhD and an MA (2010) in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. He has been awarded multiple graduate fellowships,and also the recipient of a Soros Fellowship and a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace. He has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, Seeds of Peace, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the Government of Dubai. He grew up in Palestine and is a Quaker and LGBTQ human rights activist.

Steve Chase, a longtime Quaker educator, activist, and writer, will moderate. He is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlets Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights and Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness. Steve is currently the Manager of Academic Initiatives for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington, D.C.

Contact Information


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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