Where:  555 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy (Weavers Way Coop Board Room)
Co-hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia and Tikkun Olam Chavurah
The event space is wheelchair accessible

Tanya Rubinstein, Co-Coordinator of the Coalition of Women for Peace, will speak about the role of Women Human Rights Defenders in the struggle for Palestinian liberation and justice. She will talk about the interviews that CWP conducted with Palestinian and Israeli women activists and human rights defenders, ranging from the First Intifada to the most recent war on Gaza.

Through the women’s words and experiences, and based on CWP’s experience in the last few years of growing persecution of activists and organizations in Israel, Tanya will demonstrate the challenges that the feminist struggle against the Occupation faces. She will also offer some optimism in speaking about how the alarming changes seen recently globally, and in the US specifically, can bring different groups together and provide space for activism and a new hope for change.

Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) is a feminist organization active in the struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine, for the liberation of the Palestinian people from oppression, for the creation of a society based on principles of justice and equality, and for securing life in dignity for all the inhabitants of Israel/Palestine.

Tanya Rubinstein was born in the former USSR and immigrated to Israel in her early childhood. She is a queer activist, involved in various radical forms of activism on Human and Animal Rights, feminism, LGBTQ, social justice and anti-occupation. She is now General Co-Coordinator of Coalition of Women for Peace.