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Rebuilding Gaza

With the blockade and resulting crisis in Gaza continuing with no end in sight, the American Friends Service Committee together with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and Architecture for Humanity recently released a report urging a major home-repair initiative that will enable Palestinians in Gaza to reclaim their right to live in dignity.

Gaza: Alternative Repair Strategies Report

Below you will find the report "Gaza: Alternative Repair Strategies" prepared by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Architecture for Humanity, and the American Friends Service Committee. 

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  


Campus Organizing Conference Flyer

Click below to download the Campus Organizing Conference Flyer. 

Organize Just Peace

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm


For Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

AFSC Campus Organizing Conference


Join Campus Organizers for Educational Panels and Interactive Workshops!

Occupation 101 -- Film Series in Des Moines

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 6:15pm - 7:45pm

Final film in a 4-part film series on "Palestine Under Occupation"

This award winning film details “life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict,   and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand, on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets…” - Occupation 101 website

Children of the Nakba -- film series in Des Moines

Monday, November 15, 2010 - 6:30pm

Part 3 of a 4-part film series examining "Palestine Under Occupation"

Searching for Peace in the Middle East - film series in Des Moines

Monday, November 8, 2010 - 6:30pm

Part 2 of a 4-part film series examining "Palestine Under Occupation"

“A film by Landrum Bolling. Through the voices of Israelis and Palestinians of diverse backgrounds, it explores the issues that divide them and reveals their hopes and fears. It describes in a compelling way a common yearning for peace…” – from the jacket cover. Interviews include Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Jonathan Kuttab (Palestinian attorney), and Rami Elhanan (Bereaved Families)

Life in Occupied Palestine - film series in Des Moines

Monday, November 1, 2010 - 6:30pm

Part 1 of a 4-part film series examining "Palestine Under Occupation"

Eyewitness stories/photographs by Anna Baltzar.

Beyond Borders: Americans' Experience in Occupied Palestine

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 6:30pm

A presentation by activists who traveled to Palestine this past summer with the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago and met with the leaders in the grassroots movement against Israeli apartheid. Delegates will share their experience on the ground in Palestine and discuss the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement here in the US.

Panel discussion and Q&A will follow.

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