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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.

Israel/Palestine: Will there be Peace or just another "Process"?

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 10:20pm

Renowned Palestian-American activist and scholar, Prof. Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, UMass Dartmouth is the author of nine book, including Palestine and Palestinians: A Social and Political History.  He is a former member of the Palestine National Council and Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. 

Report Back From Palestine: A lecture by Allison Weir

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:30pm

A lecture by Allison Weir, world-renowned journalist and founder of If Americans Knew. Also featuring presentations by Sanah Yassin and Thaer Ahmad of Viva Palestina.

$5 suggested donation.

Sponsored by SJP at NEIU, DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern, Benedictine, UChciago, St. Xavier, IIT MESA at Loyola and American Muslims for Palestine.

Gaza vigil in Des Moines June 2, 2010

Frank Cordaro at Gaza vigil

Frank Cordaro of the Des Moines Catholic Worker Community addresses a June 2, 2010 rally in Des Moines condemning the Israeli assault on an aid flotilla to Gaza.

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.


Budrus film

Budrus film

Special Jury Mention, Tribeca Film Festival; grant awardee, Foundation for Jewish Culture

FPM team dock Greece

FPM team on dock in Greece

FPM team with  SS Sphendoni, docked in Greece

The People's Journey from Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 6:30pm

We are proud to host this discussion with dedicated peace activists, who want to share their efforts to transform the experience of war into a loving pilgrimage toward peace.

 The People’s Journey

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