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
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.
friday, september 27
alumni networking events
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!
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.
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.
- 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.
Date And Time
The banquet will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
The location of the banquet is at the Tabard Inn, 1739 N Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
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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.
شاهدوا مقتطفات فيديو لبعض ندوات “مركز الحوار العربي”:
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25 Years Serving the Arab-American Community with Respectful, Inclusive Dialogue
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Join & Support Al-Hewar Center: http://www.alhewar.com/support.html
AHRC Community Forum & Dinner reception to be held on Thursday October 10, 2019
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.
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!
Early Bird Registration is now available!
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!
October 11, 2019
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.”
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
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.
Or send an email to the dinner committee at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Hyatt Magazine celebrates 7th year of publication
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.
ADC National Convention Oct. 18-19, Anaheim
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.
American Muslims for Palestine host convention Nov. 27-Dec 1, 2019