Posted by blowing bubbles - everyday social democracy on 27 Jun 2008
One of the greatest challenges facing the current negotiations process is the lack of connection between the leadership and the street. If the leaders are to be successful and deliver on their commitment to reach an agreement, the people on both sides need to feel invested in and connected to the process. Only then will they be able to build back the trust they have lost after years of missed opportunities and empty promises.
OneVoice is working to serve as the catalyst, as the connector – bridging the gap between the leaders and the people.
This past month, OneVoice youth from Israel, Palestine, and the international community brought their message before an array of world leaders, challenging them with their demands for progress at the negotiations table and their visions for a better future.
OneVoice is launching imagine 2018 to inspire and motivate the Israeli and Palestinian people, by asking youth to visualize what the region would look like in 10 years if a peace agreement were to be signed in 2008. The objective is to challenge people to regain hope and inspire their own communities to take action toward supporting their leaders through a negotiations process which will lead to the establishment of a viable, independent Palestinian state at peace with Israel.
You want to get involved and find out more? See here.
Really hope you'll be able to join us for One Voice's event next week on Tuesday 1st July at St Ethelburga's Centre from 6- 8 pm. Nisreen is an incredible woman and well worth hearing from.
On Tuesday 1st July Nisreen Shaheen, OneVoice’s Palestinian General Director, will be speaking about her work in engaging civil society in Palestine at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace from in conjunction with the City Circle. St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG (nearest tube: Liverpool Street).
On Wednesday 2nd July for those of you in Coventry, Nisreen Shaheen will be speaking at Habibi's restaurant from 7pm. Habibi Restaurant, 142 Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DY.