Virtual Palestine Advocacy Days

  • 14th - 18th September, 2020

  • VIRTUAL - Washington, D.C.

Fees

$10, includes webinar training, congressional leader’s plenary, meetings with representatives

About The Event

Since 2015, American Muslims for Palestine has organized an annual Palestine Advocacy Day and Training weekend to educate students, community activists, and organizers —young and old—on civic engagement and policy work exclusively on the issue of Palestine.
Invited guest lecturers and instructors provide an in-depth course on legislative advocacy and the political process in the U.S. with workshops on:
  • The Structures of Government
  • Community & Movement History – Building Power
  • Understanding Civic Engagement
  • How to Speak to Elected Officials and Their Offices
  • Political Advocacy & Organizing
  • Training on Making Asks on Specific Policy Issues

Learn About VPAD...

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What’s Included

Training manual and resources

Training manual and resources

Interactive online training

Interactive online training

Plenary with Members of Congress

Plenary with Members of Congress

Talk with congressional staff

Talk with congressional staff

Advocacy Day assistant app

Advocacy Day assistant app

Group discussions and projects

Group discussions and projects

Program Structure

Time and Date

Monday, September 14th
1:30 - 3:00 PM EST
Training Webinars
Opening Session
Featuring Osama Abuirshaid, Josh Ruebner, Felicia Eaves
Panel 1: What Are Our 'Asks'?
Featuring Brad Parker, DCI-Palestine; Beth Miller, JVP Action; Laila Mokhiber, UNRWA-USA
Panel 2: How to conduct a congressional meeting
Featuring Raed Jarrar
Tuesday, September 15th
1:30 - 3:00 PM EST
Plenary Session: Justice Everywhere
Keynote Address
Featuring Rep. Betty McCollum, introduced by Osama Abuirshaid
Panel 1: Defund Israeli Human Rights Abuses, Re-Fund Palestinian Needs
Featuring Hanan Ashrawi, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Judy Chu, Ahmed Shehab-Eldin
Panel 2: Racial Justice Here and Abroad: Opposing Segregation & Annexation
Featuring Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rasha Mubarak
Wednesday, September 16th - Friday, September 18th
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Meetings with Members of Congress/Congressional Offices

Since 2015

860

860

Participants

345

+ 345

Meetings on Capitol Hill

32

32

States Represented

Testimonials

What they’ve said about Palestine Advocacy Day

Join America’s largest Palestine advocacy effort in Washington, D.C. this fall!

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