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Social Change Through Social Media – Skills Training with Digital Activist Ori Kol

Sunday, September 30 at 2:30pm
Liberty Village
Only 15 seats available!

Ori KolNew Gen is delighted to offer to young activists this limited-space skills training with Ori Kol, the founder of one of Israel’s strongest social media operations. Ori founded a grassroots movement for a more liberal and democratic Israel called Mehazkim, which now reaches two million people on its Facebook page monthly!

In this small workshop, learn hands-on skills for activating and mobilizing others to advance social justice and human rights. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Contact Leah Breslow at leah@nifcan.org with questions.

About Our Speaker

Ori Kol is the Digital Mobilization Officer at the Israeli Alliance and Founder/Chairman of Mehazkim, Israel’s largest liberal-leaning media project and digital movement, reaching over 2 million individuals and mobilizing tens of thousands every month. Since 2017, Ori has also been working for the Israeli Alliance, an organisation bent on molding a new generation of Israeli leaders committed to social change.

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Event: Asylum Seekers in Israel and Canada: A Comparative Case Study

With:

Maureen Silcoff, Barrister & Solicitor, Silcoff Shacter
Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, Visiting Fellow at Harvard University Law School

Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 – 8 p.m.
Hosted by Gowling WLG, 1 Toronto Place, 100 King West Street.

Buy your tickets below!

Why would the Canadian government absorb asylum seekers from a fellow OECD country that itself accepts none?

For over a decade, asylum seekers from African conflict zones have found a fragile haven in Israel, despite the Israeli government’s refusal to review their asylum applications. Last month, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced – then abruptly cancelled – a deal with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to absorb some asylum seekers and send others to western countries like Canada.

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Israel Story is live in Toronto on April 16

Israel Story, Israel’s version of This American Life and the country’s leading podcast, is going on tour in North America! The group lands in Toronto April 16 to debut “Mixtape: The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist.”

The event will take audiences on a musical tour of the past seven decades, to unpack the drama, history and social tensions lurking beneath the most iconic, and most obscure, tunes to play over Israeli airwaves.

Brought to you by New Israel Fund of Canada and the Miles Nadal JCC.

So mark your calendars for April 16, 7:30 p.m. at Al Greene Theatre.

Get your tickets here!

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