Lesley

Visionary

Lesley organizes around Islamophobia issues with Jewish Voice for Peace in Chicago, organizing canvasses, demonstrations and prolonged campaigns. She is a featured speaker for Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism and has spoken on Islamophobia and antisemitism at numerous conferences and on several podcasts. Lesley was the inaugural recipient of  the Spirit of Open Communities award in 2016 and has also been recognized by the Muslim Community of Morton Grove for her work against racism and Islamophobia.

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The world you want to see is built on connection.

CJNV's theory of change is simple: we believe that effective, principled and lasting nonviolent resistance to occupation and injustice can only emerge from authentic and long-term relationships between Palestinians, Israeli Jews and international Jews.

But cultivating relationships takes time, intention, and care. They can't just happen online. And they can't happen just once a year.

Help us answer this call from our partner Nasser, from A-Tuwani:
We crossed a threshold and we feel very strong. Across the region everyone is ready for another action and ready for even stronger actions. Everyone is asking when we will do a project with them.

Artwork by Daria Eisner.