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Gaza Home Repair

Workers repairing a home damaged during the Israeli attack on Gaza "Operation Cast Lead", which occured during December 2008 and January 2009. Rebuilding work was completed through support provided by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Architecture for Humanity and AFSC. 

Youth Create Change in Gaza

“At first I was afraid to go out and meet with others, but afterwards I started to learn more about the Popular Achievement Program. Through the program I was introduced to new people.  [The program] provides youth with an opportunity to get involved with society and become community organizers and leaders.”

Ameera Al-Zobaydi  (16 years old)  Popular Achievement Participant  

 

The Gaza Monologues: A Dramatic Reading

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Don't miss this evening of performance and art!  On Dec. 2, Chicago area actors will be performing the Ashtar Theatre's "The Gaza Monologues!" Written by teenagers in Gaza, the monologues are their stories of life under occupation and siege. "The Gaza Monologues" reveal the human face of Palestinian youth with virtually no outlet to the outside world.

The monologues have been brought to venues around the world and will be performed at the United Nations on November 29th. Join us as we bring this world-renowned performance to Chicago for the first time!

The Possibility of Peace Ensuring Human Security in Gaza and National Security in Israel

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 5:00pm

John Ging
Director of UNRWA Operations Gaza

"WINDOWS INTO GAZA: TWO VOICES FOR PEACE"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:30pm

    --PHOTO EXHIBIT documenting conditions in Gaza
    --PRESENTATION on Israel & Gaza, followed by discussion
 
Presenters:

Renewing Commitments Fundraiser

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

We invite you to join us for an afternoon dedicated to Creating Connections and
Renewing our Commitments to Middle East peace and supporting the people of Gaza.

The event will feature recipients of AFSC’s Inspiration for Hope Awards.

The event will include a luncheon buffet provided by Hel’s Kitchen Catering.

Fatima Mohammadi: Eyewitness account of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fatima Mohammadi: Eyewitness account of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Be there to support this project and make history!

$25.00 minimum donation

 

***Seating limited to the first 100 people. Please arrive before 7 PM-9 PM***

 

Featured speaker: Fatima Mohammadi, survivor of the Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara.

 

Get on board! Join the Chicago crew to send a U.S. Boat to Gaza!

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

(We request that you do not consume alcoholic beverages prior to or during our meeting. We also reserve the right to ask anyone that is disruptive to leave.)
 
In the aftermath of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla attack, the international community has become more critical of Israel's blockade of Gaza. Despite assuaging statements from Israeli officials, the siege continues and few supplies and freedoms are granted to the Gazan people. The open-air prison, blockaded by land and sea, is in dire need of materials to rebuild since the month long 2009 assault on the Gaza Strip.

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