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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
National Grassroots Leadership Training Institute
(June 16-17, 2007)

National Advocacy Days
(June 17-19, 2007)


AGENDA

National Grassroots Leadership Training Institute:
Building our Political Movement for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Washington Doubletree Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Saturday, June 16
6:00pm Registration Begins
8:00pm

Opening Remarks: A Year in Brit Tzedek Grassroots Activism:
Carinne Luck, Director of Chapter and Grassroots Development
Opening Plenary:

Organizing in the American Jewish Community: Unique Challenges and Opportunities:
Panelists include:

Daniel Sieradski, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Jew School, a popular left-wing Jewish weblog, as well as weblogs Radical Torah ad Orthodox Anarchist
Hadar Susskind, Washington Director, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Moderated by Carinne Luck

Sunday, June 17
9:00 - 10:45am Workshop Session I
11:00am - 12:45pm

Workshop Session II

1:00 - 12:30pm 

Lunch (Vegetarian Box Lunch) *Kosher Vegetarian available upon request.

2:30 - 4:15pm

Workshop Session III

4:30 - 6:15pm

Workshop Session IV

8:00pm

Grassroots Leadership Training / Institute National Advocacy Days Joint Plenary Session
Ziad J. Asali, President and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine
Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Policy Initiative, New America Foundation; lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative
Mara Rudman, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, national security and foreign policy, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East

National Advocacy Days 2007
Monday, June 18
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome and Overview of Brit Tzedek Advocacy Strategy
  • Diane Balser, Advocacy Chair, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy, Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • 9:30 - 12:30pm

    Policy Briefing Sessions
    Speakers:

  • Joel Rubin, Foreign Policy Advisor for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ)Other key congressional staff and State Department Representative
  • *Continental Breakfast will be provided

    12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
    1:30 - 5:00 pm

    National Advocacy Training Sessions
    Presenters:

  • Diane Balser - Advocacy Chair, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy - Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Steve Masters - Advocacy Co-Chair, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm

    Congressional Reception
    Speakers include:

  • Rep. Lois Capps (CA)
  • Rep. David Price (NC)
  • Rep. Susan Davis (CA)*
  • *invited
    Tuesday, June 19
    9:00 - 10:00am Policy Briefing Sessions
    Senate Speaker

    10:00am - 3:30pm Advocacy meetings with Senators, Representatives, and their Staff
    3:30 - 4:30pm Debriefing and Next Steps: Bringing Advocacy Back to the Grassroots



    Workshop Session I
    Friday, June 16, 2007

    Communicating Our Message to the Media
    [Media and Communication]
    Description  
    From Activists to Advocates: A How-to Guide to Home District Advocacy
    [Grassroots Organizing]
    Diane Balser and Rob Levy
    Description

    Levy Bio

    Balser Bio

    Developing a Local Strategy for your Chapter
    [Building a Chapter]
    Carinne Luck
    Description

    Luck Bio

    Workshop Session II
    Saturday, June 17, 2007
    Cultivating and Supporting Leadership Within Your Chapter
    [Building a Chapter]
    Cherie Brown
    Description Brown Bio
    Public Relations and Public Speaking
    [Media and Communications]
    Description  

    Finding Allies and Building Relationships with Jewish Communal Organizations and Synagogues
    [Grassroots Organizing]
    Steve Masters and Rabbi Scott Weiner

    Description Masters Bio
    Workshop Session III

    Campaigns and Organizing Staff
    [Grassroots Organizing]
    Carinne Luck and Ben Murane

    Description Luck Bio

    Murane Bio
    Turning Your Supporters Into Activists
    [Building a Chapter]
    Description  

    Handling Difficult Situations
    [Handling Media Communications]
    Diane Cantor

    Description Cantor Bio
    Workshop Session IV
    Let's Talk! - Communicating the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Message
    [All Participants]
    Cherie Brown and Aaron Ahuvia
    Description Brown Bio

    Ahuvia Bio


    LODGING

    Brit Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at:

    Washington Doubletree Hotel
    1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC
    Rooms are available for a special rate of $119 per night plus taxes. Make your reservations for the Brit Tzedek group rate by calling (866) 984-6835 or (202) 232-7000. Reservations must be received by May 31.


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