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.
“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
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!
(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.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
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