At JVP, we believe creative protest, cultural production, and art have a unique role to play in building justice. The JVP Artists and Cultural Workers Council is a leadership body of 40 acclaimed poets, rock singers, cartoonists, painters, actors, playwrights, novelists, filmmakers, computer programmers, musicians, dancers, performance artists, and other cultural workers.

Inspired by Jewish activist and artistic traditions, the Council is made up of Jews and allies who represent a broader network of hundreds of influential and talented artists and makers.

Our work for a just peace in Israel/Palestine needs artists and cultural workers to help us envision more just and possible futures, not simply what is politically “practical” in this moment. Art compels us to question, invites us to memory, provokes us to act. What does a pluralistic, socially just, multi-ethnic, vibrant, safe, and flourishing Israel/Palestine look like? What do the houses and cities look like? Which books are on the shelves? What does an open, joyous, diverse, global Jewish community feel like? What do we pray about? How do our instruments sound?

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JVP ARTISTS AND CULTURAL WORKERS COUNCIL

Steering Committee:
Elijah Oberman
Morgan Bassichis
Shachaf Polakow
Tamar Sharabi
Una Osato
Wendy Somerson

Council Members:
Amanda Lundquist

Aurora Levins Morales
Daniel Rosza Lang-Levitsky
Danny Bryk
Dave Lippman

Debra Stuckgold
Dori Midnight
Eitan Isaacson
Elaina Ellis
Ellen O’Grady
Ethan Heitner
Ezra Nepon

Hillary Sametz
Irene Siegel
Irit Reinheimer
Jenny Levison
Josh Perlstein
Louisa Solomon

Madeleine Avirov
Micah Bazant
Michi Osato
MJ Kaufman
Nicole Bindler
Noa Fort

Noa Grayevsky
Rebekah Tarin
Sandra Ceas
Sarah Sills
Shelby Handler
Stormy Staats
Susan Eisenberg
Yonah Adelman

Transform our work for justice in Palestine/Israel.

TELL STARBUCKS TO DROP THE ADL

An organization like the ADL, with a history of anti-Muslim, Anti-Palestinian activities, should not be a part of Starbucks’ anti-bias trainings.

Senators: Investigate Israeli Violence!

No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that left 18 dead and 1,400 Palestinians injured.

Huge Palestinian march with text overlaid reading "support the #greatreturnmarch"

TELL AHED TAMIMI YOU ARE WITH HER

Ahed’s courage in standing up against the occupation inspired a global audience to stand alongside her. And together with a huge media response to her story, Israel’s military court bowed to pressure and handed down it’s minimum sentence.

bds movement NOMINATED FOR nobel prize

Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxnes has nominated the Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions for the Nobel Peace Prize!

SUPPORT PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

Israel systematically prosecutes as many as 700 children in military courts each year. Email your Rep to support Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391.

FREE AHED TAMIMI

Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was taken in the dead of night by Israeli soldiers. She was arrested after a video that her mother, Nariman, took went viral, showing an altercation with soldiers trying to enter their house. The Tamimis are well-known in their village of Nabih Saleh for their weekly nonviolent protests against Israeli occupation and apartheid.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

No Business in Illegal Settlements

A United Nations preliminary report details businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements. Now we need you to tell Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Priceline to stop profiting from business in settlements.

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