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Palestinian Rights and how to support them, Washington D.C., March 3

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Pictures of the day of the funeral of Martyr Mohammed Majid Bakr, 25, who was shot yesterday by the Israeli occupation during his work as a fisherman in the sea of ​​Gaza City Photography- Ahmed Hasaballah.jpg
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Palestinian Rights and how to support them, Washington D.C., March 3

“Why Palestinians Matter–and How You and Your Church Can Help Them Get Their Rights Through the Work of Faith-Based Advocacy”

12:30pm—5 pm.  Doors open at 12:30 with a Checkpoint simulation exercise.

**Location: First Trinity Lutheran Church/New Hope Baptist Church (UCC) in downtown DC, located at 501 4th St. NW— [corner of 4th and E Streets NW–half-a-block from Judiciary Square Metro station, on the Red Line]

Palestinians injured while protesting in support of hunger strikers at the Gaza border with Nahal Oz. Photo copyright Gaza Strip Photographer Ahmad Hasaballah

Palestinians injured while protesting in support of hunger strikers at the Gaza border with Nahal Oz. Photo copyright Gaza Strip Photographer Ahmad Hasaballah

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Paul Verduin, phverduin@gmail.com and to Monica Burnett, monica70x7@yahoo.com.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

**Dynamic African American activist Rev. Graylan S. Hagler, senior pastor of DC’s Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.  Rev. Hagler, who not long ago led a delegation of African American clergy to Palestine and Israel, will speak on the on the timely topic, “Advocacy for Palestinian rights in African American Congregations.”

**Well-known Presbyterian activist Noushin Framke, a founding member of the Israel Palestine Mission Network and co-editor of the soon-to-be-released book, Why Palestine Matters: The Struggle to End Colonialism. Her book, scheduled to be released just before our March 3 event, is expected to be available for purchase.   Ms. Framke will speak on the topic “Prodding our Church Denominations into Action, and will emphasize the vital role of the Palestine-Israel Networks–the PINs–in many church denominations such as United Methodists, Mennonites, ELCA Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Episcopalians, United Church of Christ, and Quakers.

**Palestinian American activist Dr. Philip Farah, will bring it all together with the topic, “Advocacy for Palestinian Rights in all Church Congregations.” Born and raised in Jerusalem, Dr. Farah is a co-founder of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (WIAMEP) and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.

Our half-day event takes place the day after

the Washington Report’s big annual Israel Lobby conference, so that those attending that event can easily stay on in DC another day for our 12:30–5 Saturday workshop, with will also feature nine expert panelists, and breakout sessions for audience discussion.

Light refreshments will be availableA free-will offering will be taken to help cover expenses.

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Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

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First Trinity Lutheran Church/New Hope Baptist Church (UCC)
501 4th St. NW
Washington D.C., D.C.
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