Green Festival Speakers
Lynn Pollack oversees Ziyarat az Zeitoun (Visiting the Olives), a project that brings Fair Trade Palestinian olive oil and other Fair Trade products to Chicago area consumers. Visiting the Olives is a joint venture of Chicago Fair Trade and the American Friends Service Committee Chicago. Lynn has visited the West Bank and Israel three times since 2005, twice as part of an interfaith peace delegation. She serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and is also on the leadership team for the local JVP chapter. A longtime member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, IL, Lynn has served several terms on her synagogue's board of directors and has organized many events there dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.