Wednesday, Sept 7th at 6PM. A public talk by Barbara Epstein, Executive director of Community Advocacy in Israel. Free Admission.
Over the last 18 years, Community Advocacy, partnered with MMEP, has helped empower tens of thousands of Israeli residents to put the issues of poor people on the national agenda. Today, Community Advocacy is working to put these issues in the main tents of the wide scale social protests in Israel. Through a model developed in Montreal in the 1970s, Community Advocacy supports disadvantaged Israeli citizens in improving their lives and their communities by accessing their rights and organizing to change policy. Community Advocacy has helped 30,000 low-income Israeli public housing tenants purchase their homes, has brought health care to Bedouin villages, and has enabled hundreds of children have received an early childhood education.
Ms. Epstein, who has lived in Israel since 1975 and has been the executive director of Community Advocacy since 1993, will discuss Israelis’ plight to be heard by the government, and how Community Advocacy’s work is more important than it has ever been. She will be joined by Michal Gomel Blank, a Community Advocacy social worker, who trained with MMEP in Montreal.
McGill University,Wendy Patrick Room, 3506 University St.