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Chicago Middle East Program Fundraiser Benefit 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Creating Connections, Renewing Commitments - AFSC Chicago Middle East Program Fundraiser

Honoring recipients of AFSC's "Inspiration for Hope" Awards

Alice Walker*, Anna Baltzer, Sami Kishawi - for their activism and commitment to a just peace in Israel and Palestine

Program will include a buffet luncheon.

Tickets $50/general admission; $25/student & low income

Seating is limited for this special event!

*Alice Walker's award will be accepted by Ali Abunimah on her behalf.

From Gaza with love: mourning Vittorio Arrigoni

AFSC staff of the Palestine Youth Program in Gaza have sent the following message to express their grief at the abduction and killing in Gaza on 14 April 2011 of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian citizen and member of the International Solidarity Movement.

Goldstone, Gaza and Accountability for Operation Cast Lead

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:10pm

A Call to the Community of Conscience: Goldstone, Gaza, and Accountability for Cast Lead

Public event featuring Adam Horowitz and Ali Abunimah

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

6:30 pm

University of Chicago, Kent 107, 1020 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by AFSC and Students for Justice In Palestine/Univ. of Chicago

*Adam Horowitz is a Jewish activist, co-editor of Mondoweiss and co-editor of "The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Investigation of the Gaza Conflict."

Congressional Briefing: Israelis and Palestinians Demand Peace in Gaza

by Tim Sallinger

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Laila El-Haddad, a Palestinian from Gaza, lives in Maryland with her children and husband, a Palestinian refugee denied the right to return to his homeland. Her parents currently live in Gaza.

Congressional Briefing: How US Policy Impacts Us

Participants at the Congressional Hearings

Laila El-Haddad, Helena Cobban and Elik Elhanan at the Congressional Briefing.

Telling the Story of Gaza

Goldstone Book Event

March 5, 2011 Event @ Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC

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