CMEP Advocacy Summit: June 2018
During this season of Advent, June feels very far away but CMEP’s staff is already hard at work preparing for our June 17 to 19, 2018 Advocacy Summit, And Still We Rise: Transforming U.S. Policy Toward a Just Middle East. I would like to personally thank you for attending a previous CMEP Advocacy Summit and extend an invitation to attend And Still We Rise at the super early bird rate! This special rate ends December 31, 2017.
And Still We Rise seeks to elevate the voices, contributions, and leadership of women peacemakers. While women make up the majority of students in Palestinian colleges and many Middle East universities, and despite the growing recognition of the need for programs that empower and equip women, women’s voices are still too often underrepresented. This year’s Summit invites men and women to hear from speakers who are all women, working toward peace in their communities.
This multi-faith gathering will bring together 100 to 300 people. Confirmed speakers include, Brenda Salter McNeil, Lara Friedman, Susan Hayward, Sahar Vardi, Mimi Haddad, Mae Elise Cannon, Shadia Qubti, and more.
Over three days we will discuss current realities; learn about grassroots peace efforts happening in the Middle East; receive tools to effectively advocate on behalf of peace and security for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people in the Middle East; and meet with US Government representatives to advocate for peace in the Middle East.
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy for equality, human rights, security, and justice for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people of the Middle East!