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Community Lecture on Iran as Threat to Peace Offered July 5
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties will offer a dynamic lecture and discussion entitled “Iran: A Threat to Peace and Human Rights,” featuring Bob Feferman from the national organization United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). The event will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 7 pm in the Federation’s Community Room, located at 13191 Starkey Road Suite 8 in Largo. Reservations are strongly suggested; the event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
Bob Feferman is the Outreach Coordinator for United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). In 2009, Mr. Feferman helped to initiate legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that required Indiana's state pension funds to divest from holdings in companies working in Iran's energy sector. In 2011, he helped to support the efforts of the Indianapolis JCRC in passing Iran Contracting Legislation that was signed into law in 2012. Prior to working for UANI, Mr. Feferman taught History and Language Arts in a Montessori school in Indiana.
“This is a significant opportunity for our community to gain insight about the most up-to-the-minute perspectives on Iran’s role in global security matters,” noted Aliza Norstein, Federation board secretary and chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
According to UANI’s website, “the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is a danger to world peace,” and therefore since 2008 the not-for-profit, bi-partisan advocacy group has set as its mission to “prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to obtain nuclear weapons.” Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and Middle East expert Dennis Ross, among others, founded the organization, and UANI “works to ensure the economic and diplomatic isolation of the Iranian regime in order to compel Iran to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons program, support for terrorism and human rights violations.”
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties’ mission is to ensure the continuity of Jewish life and culture locally, in Israel, and around the world and offers educational, cultural, and engagement events and programs to fulfill this mission. Those interested in attending this event or learning more about the Federation should contact Lucé Piccin, Federation Communications and Campaign Associate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone to 727-530-3223.