Palestine-Israel | Human Rights | Peace Building
Jennifer Bing has worked with AFSC since 1989, organizing dozens of speaking tours, conferences, educational workshops, protests, delegations, and public events. She has directed and produced two documentary films about Palestinians in the Chicago area,“Benaat Chicago: Growing up Arab and Female in Chicago” (1996) and “Collecting Stories from Exile: Chicago Palestinians Remember 1948” (1999); and helped produce the recent documentary on Palestinian child detention “Detaining Dreams” (2015). In 2022 she co-edited the anthology Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire (Haymarket Books).
Jennifer works with Defense for Children International Palestine on their joint advocacy campaign, “Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child.” She also co-leads the educational project “Gaza Unlocked” with AFSC colleagues in Gaza and the movement building efforts in “Apartheid-free Communities” initiative for AFSC.
Jennifer began her advocacy for Palestinian children after working as a teacher in a Quaker school in Ramallah during the first Palestinian uprising (1986-1989). During those years she also worked as a field worker and researcher for Save the Children, documenting the impact of the first popular uprising on Palestinian children under the age of 16.
Jennifer has appeared in numerous media outlets including Al Jazeera English, Truthout, Worldview/WBEZ, Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada, Alternet, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Friends Journal, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, and The Washington Post. She is also a regular contributor to AFSC’s News and Commentary blogs.