WILPF Meeting - Learn about Palestine from Salem Ajluni

Jul 19 FRIDAY
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Monthly meeting for WILPF - Learn about Palestine from Salem Ajluni.

We will hear from Salem Ajluni about his personal experiences and knowledge of Palestine. We also hope to view a short film titled "Detaining Dreams" -- Salem will update us on the human rights situation since "Detaining Dreams" was released in 2016 and give some more general background on the Palestinian struggle.

And we will have postcards to sign, addressed to our members of Congress and provided by the WILPF-US Middle East Committee, in support of H.R. 2407 (McCollum) and the related No Way to Treat a Child campaign.

Salem Ajluni is a native of Detroit, Michigan and the son of 1950s Palestinian immigrants. He and his family migrated to San Jose in 1969. Salem earned his bachelor's degree in economics from San Jose State University in 1980 and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Utah in 1992. Between 1982 and 1996, he taught college economics in three different states.

Salem was recruited by the UN to work as an economist in Palestine and worked in Gaza City between 1996-2001, where he researched and reported on socio-economic conditions of Palestinians for the United Nations. Salem has worked as an economic consultant for the UN, the Palestinian Ministry of Planning, and the World Bank in Occupied Palestinian Territory, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Since 2013, most of his consulting work has been about the plight of Syrian refugees and their impact on labor markets in Lebanon and Jordan.

Salem lives in San Jose and currently serves as a Board member of the Amaan Charitable Foundation which assists Arabic-speaking refugees and others residing in Northern California.

For more information about this program: Joan@rujo.org

Co-sponsored by WILPF - San Jose and South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace

Host
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Location

San Jose Peace & Justice Center
48 S. 7th St.
San Jose, California 95112

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