JVP PDX Upcoming Chapter Meeting

Dear JVP'ers and newcomers to JVP,
With local chapters in 65 cities here in the US, Jewish Voice for Peace has  just come off a very successful National Membership Meeting in Chicago that drew more than a 1,000 people (see link to video presentations below). Here in Portland our Jewish Community Statement on Divestment from Caterpillar drew nearly 100 signatories in only two weeks, our chapter played a major role in the Occupation-Free Portland campaign, and the City Council voted to end its investments in corporate securities. We are also active in other local issues such as combatting Islamophobia and the struggle for immigration justice.
Building on this momentum, we invite you to help us go "all in" to bring justice, equality, and human rights for Palestinians.
Our next chapter meeting will be on 
Sunday, April 30,
from  3:00 to 4:30 pm 
in Muir Hall at Tabor Space
(5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland)
Please join us for planning new campaigns and building a stronger, more effective chapter here in Portland. It's been a while since we last held a chapter meeting.  All are welcome!
Here is our proposed agenda.  Let us know what you would like to see JVP doing and come prepared to share your ideas for moving forward in the struggle for justice in Palestine!  See you there!
In solidarity,
Carol Landsman, Michel Bolsey, Diana Spartis, Allen Menegay, Rod Such, William Singer
Proposed Agenda
1.  Introductions - all are invited to introduce themselves and say why they came and what their hopes are for JVP-Portland.

2. What to do next?

A. Recap of JVP national membership meeting.  Share videos of Linda Sarsour and Alissa Wise and comments from those who attended.   You can watch the full presentations from the Chicago conference here:
B. Group discussion:  What'd we like do in the next year?  Some issues may include:
Legislative lobbying
BDS campaigns
Fighting anti-BDS legislation
Combatting Islamophobia
Working on issues of Racist Policing
Immigration Justice
Other issues shared at this chapter meeting!
3.  JVP-Portland governance process proposals
4.  If there are enough folks, and enough time, break-out groups for different action committees (legislative, BDS, communications, etc.).  Otherwise, committee facilitators share contact information to schedule committee meetings/discussions.
5.  Set next meeting date.  Adjourn.

Apr 14, 2017      Posted by: admin


JVP-Portland member Maxine Fookson was recently in Gaza with Physicians for Social Responsibility. Read her blog here.

JVP-Portland member Maxine Fookson and Mohammed Nabil co-host One Land Many Voices on community radio KBOO. For more info, click here.


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