JVP and Co-Sponsored Events
Film: "1948: Creation & Catastrophe"
Saturday, Feb 23, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
The Way Christian Center, 1305 University Ave, Berkeley
Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Israelis and Palestinians, the film reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year of the ongoing tragedy. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. This film is your chance to make sense of what is happening in Israel-Palestine today
6:00 PM Snacks & refreshments
6:30 PM Film screening
8:00 PM Q&A and discussion with the
filmmakers, Ahlam Muhtaseb & Andy Trimlett.
This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by The Way Christian Center, NorCal Sabeel and Jewish Voice for Peace
Morality, Christianity, and the History of Policing
Sunday, February 17, 1:30 - 5:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Oakland UCC
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
ALTERNATIVES TO POLICING WORKSHOP 2
Let’s talk about the “common sense” ideas about crime, morality, and safety that shape and limit how we think about policing and community safety. Many of these ideas are profoundly influenced by a particular brand of Christianity that has dominated in this country, a version of the faith that served to justify genocide and slavery and continues to uphold white supremacy in ways that are sometimes overt but more often subtle and even innocuous-seeming. How can we begin to call these “common sense” ideas into question so that we can have a different conversation?
The Coalition organizing this workshop series includes First Congregational Church of Oakland, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Agape Fellowship, Qal'bu Maryam, Jewish Voice for Peace, the East Bay Meditation Center, Skyline Community Church, Oakland Peace Center, Oakland LBGTQ Community Center, KinFolkz, the Omni Collective, and Black Organizing Project. We are eager to partner with additional organizations so please contact us if you are interested!
The space is wheelchair accessible, and there are ADA restrooms on site. Please come scent-free; for information on how to do that, see this FAQ: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/. Surcented cleaning products are sometimes used in the space but will not have been used in the space for 24 hours. No incense or sage will be burned. If you have other questions about accessibility, please contact us at email@example.com.
JVP Bay Area Study/Action 2019
Mondays 6:30 PM, March 4 - April 22
Near Downtown Berkeley BART
Settler Colonialism, Militarization and Zionism in the US & Palestine
A Creative Study/Action Group
What: A study group with weekly homework, including planning a strategic action in April.
When: Eight Sessions starting the week of March 4, day TBD
Where: Downtown Berkeley near BART.
The space is on the first floor and has no steps. There is one wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Questions and Enrollment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join members and allies of Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area in an eight-week Study/Action group that will:
Study historical roots of policing, settler-violence, zionism, and antisemitism, and its impacts today in the US and Palestine/Israel.
Explore how we, as Jews and allies, can support, connect, and build upon community organizing rooted in decolonization.
Organize a strategic action in April related to Passover and what we've been studying.
Ahmed Abu Artema on the Gaza Great March of Return
Thurs, March 7, 7:00 PM
St. John's Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
JVP-Bay Area is a co-sponsor of this program. We are so pleased that the Bay Area will have the opportunity to hear directly from one of the initiators of the Great Return March. Buy your tickets early to ensure a seat!
Palestinian journalist and refugee, Ahmed Abu Artema, was one of the original organizers of the Gaza Great March of Return. He will speak about his experience, the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace. He advocates for restoration of Palestinian rights, and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, and more. He will be joined by Jehad Abusalim, a Chicago-based activist/scholar from Gaza and AFSC Program Associate.This event is part of AFSC’s national speaking tour, “Hashtag to Headlines: How the Gaza Great March of Return Challenged the World”!
Tickets: $15, $25, $50, available through Eventbrite
Benefit for projects in Gaza
For info: 510-548-0542, email@example.com, www.mecaforpeace.org or Gazatour@afsc.org, 312-427-2534