Amal Elsana Alh’jooj
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center
(1434 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, California 91107)
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.
Sponsored by the PJTC Israel committee, an inclusive, non-partisan group dedicated to fostering
a deeper understanding of the many facets of Israel, its people and our shared peoplehood.
We meet the first Tuesday of the month at PJTC and all are welcome!
Co-Sponsored by the New Israel Fund
Sponsor: PJTC Israel committee, New Israel Fund