We are excited to announce our January CMEP1835 Summit! To begin the New Year in the spirit of advocacy, “Reclaiming Our Voices: Reframing the Narrative for a Shared Justice in Israel and Palestine,” will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 12-14. Together, we will learn how to effectively frame our personal stories and recognize the power of our own voices in relevant advocacy work related to the Middle East. Our first two days will honor leading voices within the advocacy movement regarding Israel and Palestine, and utilizing the power of effective storytelling, we will learn to enhance our own voices for advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill.
Workshops will teach us how to effectively frame our stories and use them engage in constructive dialogue as we embrace the multi-perspective, diverse narratives of our generation to engage in effective advocacy. Together, we:
Remind one another that we are not alone as we affirm one another’s passion for advocacy regarding the pressing human rights issues in Israel and Palestine.
Engage in education on two fronts, addressing current developments within the Middle East and our available tools for advocacy, engagement, and dialogue.
Identify and address the obstacles we as young people face as we engage in peace-building, particularly multi-narrative peace-building. Equip one another with the effective resources we need to bring our advocacy work back to our spheres of influence within our schools, vocations, and social gatherings.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new year and fresh possibilities for change. In a time of political division, we are excited to unite our shared stories as a way to reclaim our voices and continue our movement toward developing holistic peacebuilding and addressing key humanitarian needs and human rights issues within Israel, Palestine, and the greater Middle East.