A delegation of African American leaders hosted by Project Interchange went away with a deeper understanding - and even more questions - about the complexities of Israel. The intensive educational trip, which took place from September 18 - 26, incorporated the delegation’s request to specifically address such topics as immigration absorption and integration into Israeli society, human and civil rights, and the art of bridging cultures within a politically and ethnically diverse society.
The delegation included African American elected officials and directors of foundations and think tanks focused on community building and civic, economic, and pluralistic initiatives. The program marks Project Interchange’s third seminar for African-American leaders. In 2009, Project Interchange hosted a delegation of African-American clergy, and in 2008, a seminar for African-American museum directors.