The Federation organizes an Emerging Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (formally known as Youth Summit) when talented young adults from all over the country meet to advocate for Palestinian human rights on Capitol Hill and to strategize on elevating voices that advocate for Palestine in the United States.
The most recent Summit was held in November 2019. Delegates from California, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and Illinois met with congresspeople and visited the Department of State. The purpose of these meetings was to convey our collective concern for the violation of human rights in Palestine and advocate for the advancement of legislation in the House and Senate to protect Palestinian children.
Delegates also have the opportunity to learn and share with guest speakers. In 2019, we had the privilege to hear from speakers from the Arab American Institute, Serve your city, Occupation Free DC, JustVision, and from the Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations.
More information regarding the next summit will be shared in the future. If you have any questions, reach out to Dillon Odeh at [email protected].