Sophia Deibes is the newest member of AFSC’s Palestine Youth Together for Change (PYTC) project. The 20-year old from Zababdeh village in the West Bank is a media and journalism student at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah. Her convictions about the need to bring Palestinians together across geographic and political boundaries are challenging to many of her peers, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing her views.
Jennifer Bing co-directs AFSC’s Middle East Program. Along with co-workers Shirien Damra, Daniel Kaplan, and Darlene Gramigna (who has pulled together previous spring breaks), Jennifer organized the 2013 alternative spring break for Earlham College students in Chicago. The students organized a vigil on the campus of Illinois-Chicago to protest Israel’s continued demolition of Palestinian homes and to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death.
Q: Please talk about AFSC’s alternative spring break.
Join an interfaith group of people of conscience calling on all consumers and stores to stop buying and selling SodaStream products, which are manufactured within an Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory.
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