Palestine Advocacy Project is an all-volunteer organization that creates public media and education campaigns that educates the world to the Palestinian struggle and advocates for an end to Israeli human rights abuses.
Equal rights: All people living in Palestine/Israel have the right to live under a government that is accountable to them, serves them equally, and provides them equal treatment under the law.
Security: Palestinians and Israelis deserve to live free from fear of traditional and structural violence against them and their property.
Democracy: Civil society-led action, including the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign (BDS) and popular struggle, is fundamental to meaningful change.
Apartheid: The indefinite occupation of the West Bank, the siege of Gaza, and inequitable application of law within Israel, which deny Palestinians the political rights to which Israeli Jews are entitled, constitute apartheid.
Ethnic cleansing: The use of military force and brutalization, home demolitions, deportations and bureaucratic violence to remove Palestinians from their historic homeland and establish Israeli control of this land constitutes ethnic cleansing.
Violence against civilians: Attacks by state or non-state actors against civilians are violations of international humanitarian law.
Rick founded the first statewide living wage campaign for human service workers in the country. His life-long community organizing work has been recognized by the City of Cambridge with a Peace and Justice Award. He recently retired from his position as adjunct faculty from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he taught leadership and organizational development.
Clare is a Journalist who has worked in Lebanon, Greece and Palestine. She has traveled to the West Bank as a Human Rights Observer on multiple occasions. In addition she has worked in community empowerment and social justice initiatives in Morocco, Kenya and several parts of the United States.
Rafael Moure-Eraso is currently an Emeritus Professor of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He was the Chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) until 2015. He has worked in immigrant human rights and public policy. He is in the roster of U.S. Scholars and Professionals of the Fulbright Specialists Program of the U.S. Department of State (ECA). His interest in human rights and public policy has brought him to PAL-AD to be an advocate for human rights of Palestinians.
Jason Vagliano is a Board Member from Cambridge, Massachusetts with a background in digital marketing. His interest in human rights and public policy inspired him to get involved with the Palestine Advocacy Project. He helps oversee many of our web-based initiatives.
Mona is of Palestinian and Lebanese descent. She grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Boston University School of Public Health. She currently works at the harvard school of public health and is on the Board of the Palestine Advocacy Project.
Paul Normandia is a graphic designer, illustrator and printing industry professional in Boston, MA. He is a worker-owner at Red Sun Press, a cooperatively run printing and graphic design shop. Paul is involved in a number of local activist groups.