TOUR: Beyond touristic Tel Aviv. Witness the community of the African Refugees and Asylum seekers in South Tel Aviv
Starts: Friday, 23 January, 2015 12:00am
Ends: Friday, 23 January, 2015 03:00am
In cooperation with African Refugee Development Center (ARDC), Windows will offer a tour to South Tel Aviv to witness the lives, businesses, communities of African Refugees and Asylum seekers in Israel. A tour guide from ARDC will discuss what we observe as well as describe the migration process for African refugees and asylum seekers, the international law pertaining to refugees, the Israeli law pertaining to refugees, and how the refugee issue is affected by and affects broader political dynamics in Israel.
A guide, Oscar is a dedicated asylum seeker, human rights activist from the Congo (DRC), who arrived to Israel in 2004. He has worked with a number of Israeli NGOs since his arrival. He was a student spokesperson in his homecountry, and very engaged in civil movements. In 2011, Oscar fulfilled the role of a spokesperson for the frican asylum seeker and refugee community, during the rise in tensions in South Tel Aviv. Today, he is a community organizer and manager for the Power to Community project. Oscar is also a single father of a beautiful 11-years-old daughter and acts as a chair person of the parents committee in Rugozin-Bialik school in South Tel Aviv, where his daughter attends.
After the tour we will have lunch in a local restaurant with Sudanese asylum seekers who will share with us their personal experience.
We only have limited places, so please register on-line from the form below by 12:00, 22nd January (Registration is mandatory).
The lecture is a part of a series of lectures and tours offered by Windows during fall and winter 2014-2015, “Exploring Perspectives on Peace”. Throughout the series, Windows raises topics and introduces varying perspectives for your consideration on the Palestinian and Israeli societies, which may help you to answer these questions and motivate participants to take action towards change.
- Friday, January 23rd , 10:30
- Tour will be approximately 2hours, followed by lunch
- Cost: 60 NIS including lunch (with vegetarian options)
- Meeting Point: Levinsky Park on the corner of Har Tsyion and Levinsky
- Tour will be conducted in English
If you have further questions, please contact Marie: firstname.lastname@example.org