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Sep
25
Wed
Reunion planned for UNRWA School attendees
Sep 25 @ 3:29 pm – Sep 28 @ 4:29 pm

Reunion planned for UNRWA School attendees

Are you a person who attended UNRWA schools and are now living in the United States? 

If so, we invite you to join the UNRWA Alumni Association (USA) and attend its first-ever reunion.

We’ve put together a great line-up of events September 25-28, including an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, alumni networking events, and the national Gaza 5K walk/run!

UNRWA alumni are the best advocates and ambassadors for Palestine refugees and for the Agency. When you share your story, people listen. So we’re looking for at least 50 alumni, one for every US state, to participate in this historic effort and share their stories with our lawmakers on Capitol Hill, encouraging the restoration of funding to UNRWA.

If you register before August 16, you may be eligible to participate in a virtual storytelling training provided by Hikayitna.

I encourage you to check out the full list of events we have planned for the reunion and sign-up to participate today:

Click here to learn more + sign up

Students protest in Gaza Strip to repair and rebuild schools at UNRWA building. Photo Copyright (C) 2014 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.

Schedule of events for the 2019 unrwa alumni reunion

wednesday, september 25
reception at OSF
5 pm to 7 pm

Ahead of the reunion, Palestinian runners are participating in a Relay Run for Refugees where they will run from New York to Washington DC to raise awareness about the funding crisis that UNRWA still faces.

To kick off the alumni reunion and celebrate the conclusion of the relay, join UNRWA USA for a reception on OSF’s rooftop. You will be able to meet the runners and network with other UNRWA alumni and supporters.

Light refreshments provided.

thursday, september 26
advocacy day on capitol hill
8 am to 5 pm

UNRWA USA is hosting our first-ever Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, including meetings with key lawmakers and their staff to share how UNRWA’s work is a good humanitarian investment and supports the national security interests of our country.

Participation is only open to members of the UNRWA Alumni Association (USA), the relay runners, and select guests. If you haven’t yet joined the association, sign-up today!

We hope you will join us to share your refugee story and how UNRWA impacted your life.

Breakfast and lunch provided.

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friday, september 27
alumni networking events
tbd

Get to know your fellow alumni at these networking events.

  • 10 am (tentative): Private tour of the Library of Congress, including the Middle East Reading Room, led by an UNRWA USA supporter who works for the Library

  • 12 pm (tentative): Lunch at a Palestinian-owned restaurant

  • 2 pm: Private tour of the newly opened Museum of the Palestinian People with founder, Bshara Nassar

saturday, september 28
national gaza 5k walk/run + dabke party
7 am to 11 am

The reunion culminates with the national Gaza 5K walk/run and dabke party at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.

This event is a great way to give back to the community by raising funds to support the salaries of UNRWA school counselors in the Gaza Strip.

Register for the race and join the UNRWA Alumni Gaza 5K team! Race registration is free for all members of the UNRWA Alumni Association (USA). If you haven’t yet joined the association, sign-up today!

You can also sign-up to volunteer at our UNRWA 101 tent to share your story with UNRWA USA supporters who are hungry to learn more about UNRWA and Palestine refugees.

Can’t be in DC that day? You can still participate as a virtual walker or runner!

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Oct
3
Thu
Museum of the Palestinian People hosts 2nd fundraiser Oct. 3 @ Tabard Inn
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Museum of the Palestinian People hosts 2nd fundraiser Oct. 3

Join us for our second annual fundraising reception at the Tabard Inn to be held on October 3, 2019!

This year’s theme is “Stepping into the Future Together”. We will be celebrating the enormous milestone of our inaugural opening in Washington, DC this year that took place on June 15th 2019 and exploring what the future holds for us together. We co-author a new story of hope, awarness and vibrancy for Palestinians.

With over 1,200 visitors within the first 6 weeks of opening, people are referring to MPP as “Palestine’s cultural embassy” in DC! We’re therefore very proud of our partnership again this year with the Tabard Inn, one of DC’s most popular cultural scenes. Their support last year was instrumental in helping us achieve our fundraising goal to open the museum and now they are backing us again as we continue to grow.

Museum of the Palestinian People, Washington D.C.

Museum of the Palestinian People, Washington D.C.

The night will include a silent auction of several priceless and historic pieces, unique experiences, and typical Palestinian artisan pieces.We will also enjoy authentic Palestinian cuisine together and share a presentation about what we’ve accomplished at MPP this year and where we are headed next.

This will be a night where we connect to each other, celebrate what we’ve built together, and step into the future with excitement and hope together.

The Museum is located at 1900 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, on the corner of 18th and T street. It is Open Thursday – Saturday, 12pm-6pm. General admission – $5/person. Purchase at the door. Donations are welcome.

The Palestinian people hail from an ancient land with over 4,000 years of history. Empires have come and gone, only to make Palestinian culture richer and more colorful. The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in Washington D.C. devoted to exploring and celebrating Palestinian history, arts and culture. It started in 2015 as a traveling exhibit, visiting over 50 locations across the country, and has now found a home in the heart of the nation’s capital. By sharing the stories of the Palestinian people with those who walk through our doors, we invite the world to discover what unites us all.

The museum:

  • Shares Palestinian stories through historic artifacts, personal narratives and artistic expression to transcend separation, fragmentation, and boundaries.
  • Connects Palestinians in the US, Palestine and the diaspora with each other to evoke pride and dignity and to impart this to future generations.
  • Partners with other institutions and connect with broader audiences committed to our shared humanity.

Click here to purchase tickets online. Or, email the museum if you prefer to buy your tickets by check.

Museum of the Palestinian People, Washington D.C.

Museum of the Palestinian People, Washington D.C.

Date And Time

The banquet will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

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Location

The location of the banquet is at the Tabard Inn, 1739 N Street Northwest,  Washington, DC 20036

tags: Museum of the Palestinian People, Washington DC, fundraiser, history, Nakba, Palestinians, Palestine, American Arab

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Oct
6
Sun
Al-Hewar Center hosts conversation with Egyptian Writer AlDoulah @ Online discussion: meeting number is 2753028608
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Al-Hewar Center hosts conversation with Egyptian Writer AlDoulah

ON-LINE MEETING – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 4:00 PM WASHINGTON,DC / 11:00 PM BEIRUT

A conversation with Egyptian writer and activist, Mr. Mohamad Saif AlDoulah, about “Egypt and the Arab-Israeli Conflict” (in Arabic)

Our on-line meetings are hosted on Zoom.  At the time of the event, enter the “Dialogue Center Room” by clicking on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/2753028608.  The meeting number is 2753028608.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi making his election victory speech on April 4, 2018 following his re-election.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi making his election victory speech on April 4, 2018 following his re-election.

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Oct
10
Thu
AHRC Community Forum & Dinner reception to be held on Thursday October 10, 2019 @ Bint Jebail Cultural Center Banquet Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

AHRC Community Forum & Dinner reception to be held on Thursday October 10, 2019

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is pleased to announce that its annual Community Forum & Dinner Reception will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Bint Jebail Cultural Center Banquet Hall, in Dearborn, Michigan.
As in years past, AHRC will host and facilitate a community forum for educational and awardee recognition purposes. In 2017 the Forum’s topic was Refugees and in 2018 it was about Hate and Domestic Terrorism. This year’s forum’s topic is “Human Trafficking: Universal Challenge, Common Responsibility.” The program will focus on the challenge of human trafficking locally, nationally and internationally.

Human trafficking constitutes a serious challenge facing our society. It requires collective and collaborative efforts to defeat it. Human trafficking is a challenge that is not limited to certain countries. It is a global problem. And Detroit, falling on an international border with Canada, has seen its share of human trafficking cases.

The AHRC Community Forum & Dinner Reception is a platform that will include several presenters; from academia, civil society and government agencies. This Forum is an opportunity for all the participants to share their knowledge and for all attendees to learn from the insights of all participants. The AHRC Community Forum & Dinner Reception is an educational opportunity and a forum for constructive engagement with stakeholders.

Attending the reception is by invitation only. Media are welcome to attend with advanced notification. For more information, support or to attend this Forum, please contact the AHRC at 313-914-3251 or via email at Imad@ahrcusa.org
“This year’s forum is focused on a global problem that affects almost all states and localities,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “It is a great opportunity to learn from the government, academics and civil society about the problem, solutions and avenues of cooperation in fighting this global problem,” concluded Hamad.
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Oct
11
Fri
ADC Alex Odeh Conference, California @ Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day

ADC Alex Odeh Conference, California

ADC, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination COmmittee, will host a conference on civil and human rights named in honor of slain former ADC regional director Alex Odeh at the Sheraton CVerritos Hotel, in Cerritos California, on Oc t. 11 and 12, 2019

Discounted Early Bird registration is now available for ADC’s Alex Odeh Conference! Every year, hundreds of active Arab Americans, like you, come together to network and learn about the issues impacting our community. The conference will offer a day of panels and workshops featuring prominent journalists, activists, writers, and thinkers. Past keynote speakers have included Representative Loretta Sanchez, Representative Dennis Kucinich, and most recently, two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn. Stay tuned for more details about the engaging program!

Palestinian Arab American Alex Odeh, with his children, was murdered in 1985. The killing has never been solved.

Palestinian Arab American Alex Odeh, with his children, was murdered in 1985. The killing has never been solved.

ADC Alex Odeh Conference
October 11-12, 2019
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
12725 Center Court Dr, Cerritos, CA 90703

Early Bird Registration is now available!

Register here.

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ANERA fundraiser dinner Oct. 11, Washington D.C. @ The Mayflower Hotel
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ANERA fundraiser dinner Oct. 11, Washington D.C.

2019 American Near East Refugee Aid Annual Dinner

Learn, Create, Grow: How Hope Finds A Way

This fun and inspiring evening will raise funds for Anera’s work that opens doors to learning opportunities and building livelihoods across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.

Tickets/Reservations for the dinner can be made after July 1, 2019. More details coming soon!

Palestinian refugees forced to flee their homes at gunpoint by Jewish terrorist groups operating in Palestine in the 1930s, 1940s and after Israel was created on May 14, 1948. Photo courtesy of the United Nations

Palestinian refugees forced to flee their homes at gunpoint by Jewish terrorist groups operating in Palestine in the 1930s, 1940s and after Israel was created on May 14, 1948. Photo courtesy of the United Nations

WHEN:
Friday
October 11, 2019

WHERE:
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

The closest Metro stop is Farragut North on the Red line. Valet parking will be available.

For 51 years, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera delivered more than $69.8 million in programs in 2018 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

The Arab-Israeli War of 1967 left hundreds of thousands of Palestinians homeless and impoverished. As various international entities struggled to respond, a small group of concerned Americans began working to provide immediate assistance to the victims of the conflict.

The result was the creation of American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera).

From these modest beginnings, Anera began decades of committed work responding to the critical needs of the Palestinian people and others caught in regional conflicts. For more about the earliest days, read “How Anera Came To Be” and “Recollections of Anera’s Early Years.”

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ANERA hosts dinner Oct. 11, 2019 @ The Mayflower Hotel
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ANERA hosts dinner Oct. 11, 2019

The American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) Annual Dinner – Oct. 11, 2019.

A reception will begin at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

The dinner will be held at The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW. Washington, DC

Lebanese farmer stands with potato crop using funds and support from ANERA

Lebanese farmer stands with potato crop using funds and support from ANERA

Learn, Create, Grow: How Hope Finds a Way. This fun and inspiring evening will raise funds for Anera’s work that opens doors to learning opportunities and improves livelihoods across Palestine and Lebanon.

ANERA will Honor Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm for his years of service to Anera, to diplomacy, and to the greater good in the Middle East and The Tarazi Family for leading by example and for giving back to Palestine through education, humanity’s most imporant investment.

For more information clecik here.

Or send an email to the dinner committee at dinner@anera.org or call 202.266.9729

The Dinner Host Committee includes: H.E. Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Embassy of the State of Kuwait; H.E. Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy, The Sultanate of Oman; H.E. Dina Kawar, Emabassy of the Kingdom of Jordan; Designer Rami Kashou; U.S. Congressman David Price; U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib; U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen; H.E. Nicholas Veliotes, former U.S. ambassador to Jordan and Egypt; and the Anera Board of Directors.

Anera addresses the development and relief needs of refugees and vulnerable communities in Palestine and Lebanon. 

Anera is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax-ID number 52-0882226). Your gift is secure and tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Hyatt Magazine celebrates 7th year of publication @ Drury Lane
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Hyatt Magazine celebrates 7th year of publication

Hyatt Magazine Oct. 11, 2019 fundraiser

Hyatt Magazine Oct. 11, 2019 fundraiser

The dinner will be held at the Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Hyatt Magazine is a monthly publicatiuon distributed in the Chicagoland region.

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Oct
18
Fri
ADC National Convention Oct. 18-19, Anaheim @ heraton Park Hotel
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

ADC National Convention Oct. 18-19, Anaheim

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is excited to announce its Annual National Conference will take place from October 18-19, 2019,  in Anaheim, California at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

The ADC Annual National Conference is an exciting opportunity to engage and network with community leaders and civil rights advocates from across the U.S. and beyond. We welcome you to join us at the ADC Conference for a weekend of empowerment and community building.

At the ADC Annual National Conference, hundreds of active Arab-Americans, like you, will come together to network and learn about the issues impacting our community.  The convention will offer a day of panels and workshops featuring prominent journalists, activists, writers, and thinkers. Stay tuned for more details about the engaging program!

The ADC National Annual Conference will be held from October 18– 19,  2019 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, located at 1855 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802.

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Nov
27
Wed
American Muslims for Palestine host convention Nov. 27-Dec 1, 2019 @ Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago
Nov 27 – Dec 1 all-day

American Muslims for Palestine host convention Nov. 27-Dec 1, 2019

Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends of Palestine,
The Palestine Convention is excited to announce its first group of speakers of the 12th Annual Conference for Palestine in the US. Join us and get a chance to meet and listen to our renowned international and local scholars, activists and national leaders.
Among the guest speakers this year will be Zwaelivelile Mandela, South African MP and the grandson of Nelson Mandela; Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, the American academic, author, and activist who was fired from CNN for speaking in defense of equal rights for Palestinians; Linda Sarsour, award winning racial justice and civil rights activist, community organizer, and every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare; and many more to be announced soon.
and many more..
SPECIAL RATES AT HYATT REGENCY
We would like to announce to our dear guests and attendees that a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago for the duration of the convention from November 27 to December 1, 2019.
The special room rate will be available for a limited time. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet, NOW is the best time to do so. You can choose your desired stay dates within this time frame by clicking the button below.
WATCH OUR “SAVE THE DATE” VIDEO
DON’T MISS OUT!
AMP’s annual event is considered to be the largest gathering for Palestine in the US. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in a wide range of family-oriented activities, including but not limited to:
  • Lectures & Seminars
  • Panel Discussions
  • Training Workshops
  • Author Meetings
  • Book Signings
  • Bazaar & Exhibits
  • & more…
In addition to the highly anticipated entertainment night with folkloric dabka and songs.
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