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Join NIF Law Fellows Samar Qudha Tannous and Carmel Pomerantz as they delve into the role of the legal system in impacting social change in Israel, while exploring the competing aspects of the Israeli judicial system that both empower and marginalize Israel's most vulnerable populations.
Samar Qudha Tannous is a Palestinian Arab-Israeli lawyer, feminist, and human rights activist. Prior to joining the NIF Law Fellowship, Samar worked as a coordinator and moderator at the Women Legal Leaders Program at Itach-Ma’aki - Women Lawyers for Social Justice, a feminist organization comprised of women-lawyers aiming to advance social justice for all citizens in Israel.
Carmel Pomerantz specializes in human rights litigation and has argued in the Israeli Supreme Court on issues relating to the Occupation and to freedom of political speech. Prior to joining the NIF Law Fellowship, Carmel was an associate-at-law in the Michael Sfard Law Office. She was part of the legal team of a number of Human Rights NGOs (including Yesh Din and Ir Amim) and was involved in the social justice campaign in 2011.
The Shulamit Gallery is pleased to present the first large-scale West Coast solo exhibition by noted Israeli artist and printmaker Orit Hofshi. Entitled “Cessation,” the term stems from Latin, meaning delay or inactivity. Hofshi’s imagery is deeply affecting, without specifically or explicitly depicting places or events. She pulls images from media and history books, abstracting their location by placing the subjects within a new landscape. Her imagery takes on both uncertain and universal qualities. Her narrative, carefully carved away, rings true in each line incised into the wood. She allows the viewer to lose himself within her compositions, effectively determining the resolution. Her story then becomes our story.