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Sunday, September 1 • 9:30am - 11:00am
#JAN25, #J14, #OWS: A Conversation About Social Networks, Social Protests, Social Change, and Social Values

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Two years ago, the world changed. Social networks helped longtime social change activists and new never-before activists from nearly every corner in the world organize, communicate and collaborate like never before. Millions of Egyptians overthrew a dictator who controlled their country and lives for decades. Half a million Israelis took to the streets one Motzei Shabbat demanding "social justice" and making connections many of them did not make before. In this country, thousands occupied Wall Street for days, demanding justice for the 99%. What were all these claims about? Why did they happen when they did? What resulted from these still ongoing movements? What are the connections between them, and what can we learn from them? Where do our social values as Jews fit into each one of these movements, and the global call for change still echoing from the streets of Cairo, Tel-Aviv, New-York and nearly every major city on our globe? Join us for a conversation, and share your thoughts on all of these questions and more! 

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Dotan Z. Harpak

Dotan Zebrowitz Harpak has worked as an educator both in Israel & in the US, with a focus on Israeli-American Jewish relations. Since his release from the IDF, he's been highly involved in a variety of Israeli political & social issues. More recently  Dotan was one of the founders of the local Atlanta chapter of J Street, the political home of pro-Israel, pro-Peace Americans, and serves as its Chair. This is Dotan's second visit... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
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