UNRWA USA partners in Run with Right to Movement Palestine to raise funds
UNRWA USA is partnering with Right to Movement Palestine to bring a group of runners and refugees from Palestine to relay run 250 miles down the East Coast, from New York to DC, in just five days, to deliver a message that UNRWA needs America’s investment.
The runners aim to raise $100,000 before they arrive in Washington DC on September 25.
Please support these runners and their efforts to fund UNRWA programs for Palestine refugees by donating to this campaign! Check out the itinerary and everything else you need to know about the relay
The relay will begin on Friday, 9/20 in NYC at the start of the UN General Assembly and the runners will make stops along the East Coast in Clifton, NJ (9/21), Philadelphia, PA (9/22), Wilmington, DE (9/23) and Baltimore, MD (9/24) to share refugee stories at events hosted by community partners and collect support for UNRWA’s humanitarian programs and services for Palestine refugees in the Middle East
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
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, Hanania 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. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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