Event: The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: Uncovering and Reporting the Truths (Saturday)

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Please join our brothers and sisters at Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for this thought-provoking conference.
Date: Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA  98125
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: $15.00 general / $5.00 student
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Event Details

An overview of the current situation in Palestine/Israel with respect to the recently passed Israel Nation-State Law, the current condition of Gaza, and the challenges faced by the media in reporting these events. Internationally known speakers include:

  • Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian human rights lawyer
  • Julia Pitner, Executive Director of Institute of Palestine Studies
  • Dr. Salim Munayer, Director of Musalaha
  • Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General of the Gaza Mental Health Program
  • Alison Weir, Founder of If Americans Knew

Event program here →

Event: The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: Uncovering and Reporting the Truths

kairos ps logo

Please join our brothers and sisters at Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for this thought-provoking conference.
Date: Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA  98125
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: $15.00 general / $5.00 student
Brown Paper Tickets
Event Details

An overview of the current situation in Palestine/Israel with respect to the recently passed Israel Nation-State Law, the current condition of Gaza, and the challenges faced by the media in reporting these events. Internationally known speakers include:

  • Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian human rights lawyer
  • Julia Pitner, Executive Director of Institute of Palestine Studies
  • Dr. Salim Munayer, Director of Musalaha
  • Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General of the Gaza Mental Health Program
  • Alison Weir, Founder of If Americans Knew

Event program here →

Event: Beautiful Resistance: Hope for Children Under Occupation (Thursday)

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Please join our brothers and sisters for this fundraiser for Alrowwad Cultural & Arts Center (Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem).
Date: Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church
832 32nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: Free admission

In giving them [children] the opportunity to express themselves through the theater and through other arts, they can grow up hopeful and feel they can change the world. . . . I don’t have the luxury of despair.
— Abdelfattah Abusrour

Event Details

Beautiful Resistance: Inspiring Hope in Children in Times of Despair, a fundraiser for Alrowwad Cultural & Arts Center (Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem).

  • SEE short films made by Palestinians
  • SKYPE with Abdelfattah Abusrour, founder of Alrowwad
  • DONATE so children can find fun and hope in the midst of Occupation

There is no charge for this event. There will be a free-will offering.

Your donation to this program combats the evil done in your name with your tax dollars in Israel!

Please join us for an evening of hope for these children.

Sponsored by Tacoma Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Kadima Reconstructionist Community. Co-sponsors include Kairos Puget Sound Coalition, University Unitarian Church’s Chapter of UU’s for Justice in the Middle East, and Voices for Palestine.

More information here →

Webinar: Intergenerational Resilience in a Palestinian Refugee Camp Context

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Please join our brothers and sisters at Jewish Voice for Peace for this important webinar.

The JVP Health Advisory Council invites you to join Devin G. Atallah, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development for a webinar moderated by Alice Rothchild, MD.

 

Date: Monday, Sep 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm PDT
Location: webinar
Information: Event information and registration here →
Event Details

Devin G. Atallah, PhD, will discuss his research, community organizing, and capacity-building work with Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank. He has examined intergenerational trauma across several generations of refugee families and supported health promotion efforts within the camp community.

In particular, he will share about his work with the Lajee Center in the Aida refugee camp, which is a Community Based Organization (CBO) already working on the issue of addressing trauma in children and youth, promoting intergenerational resilience and positive adolescent development for decades in the camp.

More information here →

Peace Works 2018: Middle Eastern Film Festival (Saturday)

Please join our brothers and sisters from the Rachel Corrie Foundation for this exciting event.
Date: Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
Showtimes: 2:00 pm The Prophet
5:00 pm Persepolis
7:00 pm Meet & Greet
8:00 pm Naila and the Uprising
Location: Capitol Theatre
205 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA  98501
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: Buy tickets here →
Event Details

The purpose of the project is to enliven and enrich the South Sound community with Middle Eastern films and allied arts, and to raise funds for the upcoming Shuruq IV: Olympia Arab Festival taking place at The Olympia Center on October 6, 2018.

The film festival will feature the following:

  • 2:00 pm: The Prophet, an animated children’s film based on the writings of Lebanese-American writer, poet, and visual artist Khalil Gibran. Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.
  • 5:00 pm: Persepolis, an adult animated biographical comedy-drama film, based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name, about a precocious and outspoken Iranian girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution.
  • 7:00 pm: Meet & Greet in the theater mezzanine with guests Paula and Jordan Somers and Aisha Jumaan. Paula and Jordan are the mother and brother of Luke Somers whose photography from Yemen is showcased in the theater this month. Luke was killed in Yemen in December 2014.
  • 8:00 pm: Naila and the Uprising, a documentary, chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history — the First Intifada in the late 1980s.
  • Photography exhibit, “A Day in the Life of Yemen,” showcasing the work of Luke Somers, a British-born American freelance photographic journalist and resident of Yemen, who was held hostage and killed by al-Qaeda in 2014.
  • Children’s activities, film Q&A sessions, and opportunities to get involved with RCF.

“Peace Works, a cornerstone project for RCF, is always an opportunity for us to creatively engage with community members on issues of injustice and struggle, and this year is no different. We are all too aware of the polarization and oppression occurring in communities around the country, including our own, and we hope that through film and allied arts, we can amplify the voices that are all too often silenced,” stated Whitney Faulkner, RCF Executive Director.

More information here →

Film: The Occupation of the American Mind

Please join our brothers and sisters at Woodinville Meaningful Movies for this compelling story of the Israeli public relations war on the US.

 

Date: Friday, Sep 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Northshore United Church of Christ
18900 168th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Information: Event information here →
Event Details

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory and blockade of the Gaza strip have triggered a backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes a look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the US.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the US government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor.

The Occupation of the American Mind analyzes Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people — a battle that has intensified over the past few years in the face of international condemnation of Israel’s current right-wing policies.

More information here →

Peace Works 2018: Middle Eastern Film Festival

Please join our brothers and sisters from the Rachel Corrie Foundation for this exciting event.
Date: Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
Showtimes: 2:00 pm The Prophet
5:00 pm Persepolis
8:00 pm Naila and the Uprising
Location: Capitol Theatre
205 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA  98501
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: Buy tickets here →
Event Details

The purpose of the project is to enliven and enrich the South Sound community with Middle Eastern films and allied arts, and to raise funds for the upcoming Shuruq IV: Olympia Arab Festival taking place at The Olympia Center on October 6, 2018.

The film festival will feature the following:

  • 2 PM: The Prophet, an animated children’s film based on the writings of Lebanese-American writer, poet, and visual artist Khalil Gibran. Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.
  • 5 PM: Persepolis, an adult animated biographical comedy-drama film, based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name, about a precocious and outspoken Iranian girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution.
  • 8 PM: Naila and the Uprising, a documentary, chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history — the First Intifada in the late 1980s.
  • Photography exhibit, “A Day in the Life of Yemen,” showcasing the work of Luke Somers, a British-born American freelance photographic journalist and resident of Yemen, who was held hostage and killed by al-Qaeda in 2014.
  • Children’s activities, film Q&A sessions, and opportunities to get involved with RCF.

“Peace Works, a cornerstone project for RCF, is always an opportunity for us to creatively engage with community members on issues of injustice and struggle, and this year is no different. We are all too aware of the polarization and oppression occurring in communities around the country, including our own, and we hope that through film and allied arts, we can amplify the voices that are all too often silenced,” stated Whitney Faulkner, RCF Executive Director.

More information here →

Vigil: Prayer and Procession for Families at the Border (Tonight)

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Please join our brothers and sisters for a prayerful vigil and procession from St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral to St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral, beginning tonight at 7:00 pm.

Date: Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Ave East
Seattle
Information: Event information here →
Event Details

As people of faith, we stand in solidarity with all the migrants and asylum-seekers who come to our borders, fleeing violence or simply seeking a better life for their families. We protest the inhumane separation of children from their parents. We urge our government to allow victims of domestic violence and gang violence to seek asylum in this country. This will be an opportunity to gather together for prayer, and to bring our prayerful witness to the streets of our city.

More information here →

Film: Disturbing the Peace (Tomorrow)

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Pushing for Change: Mideast Focus Ministry Film Series V

“Disturbing the Peace” is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us, and with the power of our convictions, risk and push to actions that create new possibilities. This film follows former enemy combatants who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “Enough.”

Date: Friday, Apr 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bloedel Hall
St. Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA  98102
Information: Event website
Admission: Free

Event Details

Our concern is to help balance the limited and confusing media coverage of the Holy Land. We use compelling films as an entry point for reflection and discussion. As Christians, we respond to Christ’s call to seek justice and love the oppressed. As Americans, we ask: Can we reconcile this calling with our government’s massive financial support of Israeli military operations? We hope the time will come when Jews, Muslims and Christians will again come together in harmony in the Holy Land.

In this series, we see how people pushed to bring about a safe country for the Jewish people, and how today others are still push- ing for safety and change. Do our efforts for change lead to peace and justice . . . or not?

More information here →

Inspiring Hope: The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit (Tomorrow)

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Please join our brothers and sisters at Join Kids4Peace Seattle for their fifth annual spring celebration!

Date: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Temple De Hirsch Sinai
1441 16th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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Email questions here →
Tickets: $50 per person
Register here →
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Help us recognize the many successes of the past year as we also look forward with excitement to upcoming programs. You will hear directly from youth involved in Kids4Peace and get updates on our work in the US and Jerusalem.

Tickets are $50 per person; there will be an opportunity to make an additional pledge of support at the event. The ticket price is fully tax-deductible, and all donations go directly to support the work of Kids4Peace as we develop a new generation of peace leaders.

Wine and coffee will be served, along with a delicious dessert buffet. Continue reading “Inspiring Hope: The Kids4Peace Seattle Annual Benefit (Tomorrow)”