Continuous Trauma and Social Devastation: Gaza and Washington leaders in discussion on social trauma and healing

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Please put this date on your calendar and join our brothers and sisters at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle.  Additional information in the Events section below.
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Mark’s Cathedral, Bloedel Hall, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle 98102
In person and also on zoom: register for zoom: http://bit.ly/3k1Aflv
Information: Event information here
Tickets: Free
Event Details

The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme is the leading mental health non-governmental organization in the Gaza Strip. At this Symposium, Gaza Strip psychiatrist Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei will visit in person, and give an update on current conditions. Panelists and the audeince will then discuss intersections with “glocal” social divisions and the best ways forward.

Participants will include

  • Imraan Siddiqi, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Washington chapter
  • Damon Shadid, Seattle Municipal Court judge
  • Jonathan Kanter, Director, Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington, and Core Leadership Team of the Office of Healthcare Equity of UW Medicine.
  • Brian Baird, PhD , psychologist and Congressman for 12 years, was one of the first and very few U.S. officials to visit Gaza following the Israeli bombing and invasion of 2008-2009.

This event is co-sponsored by the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Mideast Focus Ministry, The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s Bishop’s Committee for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, US-Gaza Mental Health Foundation, USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Affairs, Jewish Voice for Peace—Health Advisory Council, Jewish Voice for Peace—Seattle chapter, Kairos Puget Sound Coalition, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, and SUPER-UW: Students United for Palestinian Equality and Return at the University of Washington

Attend in person in Bloedel Hall, or online via Zoom. Register to attend online using this Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3k1Aflv No registration needed for in-person attendance.

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