Sun 1 Dec 2019 at 11am - 3:30pm
Justin Art House Museum
3 Lumley Ct
Prahran VIC 3181
Contact Sharon Berger ( ) for more information.
Join New Gen (20s & 30s) supporters of NIF for a deep dive into Israeli democracy and politics and workshops on how to shape the Jewish community’s conversation about Israel.
Scroll below for the current schedule.
The Roundtable’s keynote session will be delivered by Democratic Union Knesset member Tamar Zandberg. She will lead a discussion on “The Future of Israeli Democracy”. A former academic, Zandberg was a leader of the 2011’s social justice protests of 2011 and a member of Tel Aviv’s city council before entering the Knesset for the Meretz party in 2013 and going on to lead the party from 2018 - 2019.
NIF’s Naomi Chazan Alumni will run an interactive session focusing on critical issues facing Israeli democracy, including people seeking asylum, shared society between Jewish and Arab Israelis, human rights work in the occupied Palestinian territories, and more.
NIF Australia executive director Liam Getreu will also run a workshop titled “How to Have a Persuasive and Productive Conversation about Israel”.
Included in the Roundtable is lunch, private access to the magnificent Justin Art House Museum for the day and entry to the public event featuring MK Tamar Zandberg in conversation with journalist Deb Whitmont at Memo Music Hall on Sunday 1 December.
Here's the draft schedule for the 2019 NIF New Gen Roundtable:
|11am - 11:15am||Registration|
|11:15am - 11:30am||Welcome and acknowledgement of country|
|11:30am - 12:30pm||
Discussion Groups with NIF’s Naomi Chazan Fellows
Alumni from NIF’s Naomi Chazan Fellowship will lead discussions about some of the most pressing social justice and human rights issues facing Israel today, including people seeking asylum, shared society between Jewish and Arab Israelis, human rights work in the occupied Palestinian territories, and more.
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||
Keynote and Q&A with MK Tamar Zandberg: “The Future of Israeli Democracy”
Tamar Zandberg is a member of Knesset for the Democratic Union (Meretz), a former Meretz leader, and is a longtime social and feminist activist, passionately advocating for human rights, sustainable urban planning and transport, affordable housing, religious pluralism, women rights and the legalisation of cannabis.
|1:30pm - 2:15pm||Lunch|
|2:15pm - 3:15pm||
Workshop by NIF Executive Director Liam Getreu: “What Works – Having Productive & Persuasive Conversations About Israel”
How can we take cues from successful campaigns from all over the world and apply it to our issues? How do we open up the conversation about what’s happening in Israel so people will hear our concerns? By using important language tools and putting our own experiences at the centre, this interactive workshop will leave you able to make your Israel conversations more constructive.
|3:15pm - 3:30pm||Wrap up and close|