Jennifer Bing has worked at AFSC since 1989, serving in various capacities in its programs organizing hundreds of speaking tours, conferences, workshops, advocacy campaigns, and educational programs about Palestine and the Middle East.
May more celebs follow 👏 “We have to apply the basic, decent rules that are enshrined in international law and our promise of human rights to all our brothers and sisters enshrined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.” - Roger Waters
“And now it’s official: This is a ghetto. Not a prison. A ghetto. What’s the difference between a prison and a ghetto? In a prison they incarcerate people for their crimes. In a ghetto they incarcerate people for their genes.” #Gaza[More]
Every year, the U.S. wastes $3.8 billion dollars sending weapons to Israel and funding its military. With U.S. taxpayer funds, thousands of Palestinians have been killed or displaced. Countless homes, hospitals, schools, and other institutions have been destroyed.
“We can’t give Gaza only seasonal attention,” AFSC's Jehad Abusalim said in an interview. “The violence continues. Ending the political isolation of Gaza and trying to make Gaza a place we can imagine living in is our mandate.”
#Let’sTalkAboutTheHashtag Episode 5, featuring Jennifer Bing & Jehad Abusalim
By WUSC at Ontario Tech. A monthly series where the WUSC Local Committee at OTU discuss important hashtags and how they relate to WUSC's work!
On November 29, the U.N. International Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we hosted an interfaith service organized by AFSC and the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East policy. People of all faith traditions joined from all across the country to hear words of inspiration, music and prayers to nurture hope in solidarity with Palestine.
Marking five years since the Israeli army assaults on Gaza resulted in widespread death and destruction, Chicago activists are planning three days of action to highlight the ongoing blockade and Israeli military occupation of Gaza.