Meet The Aguda in Chicago

Aguda-Featured-1A Wider Bridge invites you to meet Chen Arieli, co-chair of The Aguda, Israel’s National LGBT Task Force, in Chicago.

Hear about the 40-year history of the fight for LGBT rights in Israel, same-sex families and pro-LGBT laws in the country, as well as equality in the army and openly gay and transgender people who serve in the IDF

Thursday, February 12 2015 at 7:00pm
Center on Halstead
3656 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL

To attend, please RSVP to Tyler Gregory at

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The Aguda, the Israeli National LGBT Task Force, is Israel’s pioneer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. The Aguda is a national grassroots, volunteer-based, nonprofit human-rights organization representing the LGBT community. The Aguda promotes and advances new initiatives and cultivate leadership and partnership with all sectors and groups within the community. The Aguda strives for full equality for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. They also aspire to create a public and social climate of acceptance and respect for the LGBT community and for its individual members.

537961_10151579182364802_473244527_nChen Arieli, Co-Chair Chen is a longtime activist in the LGBT community (and beyond) for the advancement and empowerment of women. She has co-founded the Committee for the Status of Women in the Aguda, provided administrative support for women in key positions in the community with the vision of feminism and solidarity, and served as the Project Coordinator on behalf of the Aguda for Women’s Health. For over five years, Chen has also been the production manager of the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival and was involved in literature and art projects to encourage local LGBTQ literature.

Special thanks to our partners:

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Gesher Chicago
Mishkan Chicago
Club 1948
JCC 20s and 30s