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Israel360: An Evening with Ashager Araro—An Israeli-Ethiopian Activist
Wednesday, October 20 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us to hear the story of and have a discussion with Ashager Araro—a woman breaking down barriers in Israel.
Araro was born on an Ethiopian roadside, while her parents escaped to Israel through Operation Solomon–a covert military mission that airlifted Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1991. One of eight siblings, she grew up in central Israel and went on to excel in the Israel Defense Forces, where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant in the prestigious Paratroopers Brigade. Following her military service, Araro pursued a career in diplomacy and social advocacy, visiting countries around the world to engage audiences as a proud black, Jewish, Israeli woman.
Active on social media, she uses a strong presence on Twitter/ Instagram to speak on crucial topics and to shed light on the diversity of the Jewish people. Alongside her fulfilling work in public diplomacy, Ashager build Battae a center for Ethiopian Israeli heritage. Through educational programs, the center enables Israelis and members of the global Jewish community to explore the unique story and contributions of Ethiopian Jews in Israel.
Co-sponsored with PDX Hillel and PSU’s CHAI
To register, go to: https://hillel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqc-qspj0sGdBl5wC7N6fM7H87cSCm1BeI