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Gaza 101 A mini-course in four parts: History, Politics, Culture & Economics

March 3 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West all too often neglect to include Gaza and the voices of Palestinians there, seemingly because the situation is seen to be too overwhelming or challenging to take-on. This program will openly and honestly present the reality of the siege, the occupation, and political  leadership as well as include ways participants can advocate with their elected officials to encourage U.S. policies that will help end the siege of Gaza and advance human rights and security for all. 

This series is co-organized by Churches for Middle East Peace, Arab American Institute, and American Friends of Combatants for Peace. Each 90-minute session will present on one of the four aspects of Gaza:

1.      History & Historical Significance

2.      Politics

3.      Culture

4.      Economics

Part 1

The Culture of Gaza

February 10

Moderated by Maya Berry, Executive Director, The Arab American Institute
with Alaa Hammouda and Omar Ghraieb

Part 2
The History & Historical Significance of Gaza

February 17
Moderated by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace
with Ramzy Baroud, Editor of Palestine Chronicle, and Brian Barber.

Part 3
The Politics of Gaza

Moderated by Aziz Abu Sarah, Founder, MEJDI Tours with Jehad Abusalim
February 24

Part 4
The Economics of Gaza… where do we go from here?

March 3
Moderated by Dr. Jim Zogby, Founder and President, The Arab American Institute
with Asmaa Abu Messed and Omar Shaban

After registration, you will be taken to a confirmation page hosted by one of the co-organizers of this event series. There you will have the opportunity to make a donation to support the cost of this series.


All gifts that are made over the cost of the series will be divided equally between the three co-organizers: Combatants for Peace, Churches for Middle East Peace and The Arab American Institute

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