Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:45 pm
From the Ground Up; Community Development and Peace Building
Amal is one of the key shapers of public opinion regarding the status of the Arab minority and the status of women in Israel. In 2010, she was chosen by The Marker (Israeli business publication) as one of the 101 most influential people in Israel, she was one of the women leaders recognized in 2005 by the World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises for her contributions to economic empowerment programs for Bedouin Arab women. Amal has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the founding director of AJEEC – Arab Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation and co-director of NISPED – Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development. Amal has returned to McGill University to pursue a Ph.D. and become the new Executive Director of the School of Social Work’s International Community Action Network.