Shaina Low will be giving two presentations, "Report from Bethlehem," following her return from living and working for BADIL.
Shaina Low returns after three months in Bethlehem—her tenth visit to the region since 2008.
As a Palestine Works Fellow, Shaina was assigned to the BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights where she researched and authored chapters in its report to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court in The Hague on forcible transfer, a crime against humanity as codified in Article 7 in the ICC statute.
A Lincoln Public Schools and 2006 Lincoln-Sudbury H.S. graduate, Shaina now lives in Brooklyn and is a second-year JD candidate at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia University. Before law school, Shaina managed the outreach program for a US-based NGO and led Israeli and Palestinian delegations on sixteen U.S. tours for meetings and presentations about the Israel/Palestine conflict at the White House, State Department, on Capitol Hill and the UN, as well with community organizations and student groups. Prior to that, Shaina lived in Palestine for a year and worked as the Resource Development Coordinator for the internationally-respected Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp. Shaina's insights reflect not only study, but her extensive travel in Israel and Palestine.
These presentations are sponsored by the Lincoln Library and the Middle East Education Group at First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, respectively. Co-sponsors include the Boston Water Alliance for Water Justice, the Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action, and Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East-MA Chapter.