Event: Un-Apologetically US: Building Muslim power for 2020 & beyond

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Please join our brothers and sisters from Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – WA for a Ramadan fundraiser and evening of conversation, inspiration and strategizing with Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN), Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (PA) and local leaders Dr. Anisa Ibrahim and Ed Masih Fouladi.
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue WA
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Tickets: $30.00
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The coming year will be pivotal for our community and for the nation as a whole. There are many challenges from violent Islamophobia to xenophobic policies, but there’s also hope. American Muslims have seen political representation like never before, including the election of Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American and one of two American Muslim women elected to Congress. Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country’s civil war for the United States when she was 8 years old. Ilhan’s interest in politics began at the age of 14 when she was as an interpreter for her grandfather at local DFL caucuses. Through her advocacy work, she’s advanced important issues, including support for working families, access to education, environmental protection, and racial equity.

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell is the first Muslim woman in the Pennsylvania State Legislature. An activist whose life has been impacted by gun violence, Johnson-Harrell became the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature earlier this year.

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End the Nakba: 71 years of Palestinian disposession 1948-2019

Please join our brothers and sisters from Voices for Palestine and Palestine Solidarity Committee to remember the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”) of 1948, when Zionists forces destroyed over 400 villages and drove over 700,000 Palestinians out of historic Palestine to create what is now called Israel.
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Westlake Park
4th & Pine Street
Seattle
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Tickets: Free
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The ongoing Nakba of ethnic cleansing and apartheid still continues as Palestinians are attacked, besieged, and driven out of their homes by the Israeli military, and as the Great March of Return continues and Israel shoots down unarmed Palestinian protestors.

This year’s Nakba remembrance will include the call to Boycott of Israel on the arches at Westlake Park, and we will reach out to commuters during Friday rush hour. We will also evoke the ongoing Palestine refugee experience with PALESTINE: STOLEN HOMELAND, a display of more than 100 white tents inscribed with the names of over 400 of the destroyed villages from 1948 Palestine.

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Event: Save Uyghur Muslims (Tomorrow)

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Please join our brothers and sisters at American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN) for this compelling with their special guest, international activist Aydin Anwar.
Date: Friday, Apr 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sound
17550 NE 67th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052
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Tickets: Free, but registration encouraged
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Do you know what is happening to our Muslim sisters and brothers in occupied East Turkestan? Join us to learn about the gross human rights violations by Chinese officials against the country’s Uyghur (Turkic Muslim) population, including the mass internment of over one million persons. You will also learn ways you can help.

We are honored to host Special Guest Aydin Anwar, a Uyghur-American activist and leading international voice on this issue, along with other impacted Uyghur community members. Continue reading “Event: Save Uyghur Muslims (Tomorrow)”

Event: Save Uyghur Muslims (Friday)

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Please join our brothers and sisters at American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN) for this compelling event with their special guest, international activist Aydin Anwar.
Date: Friday, Apr 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sound
17550 NE 67th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: Free, but registration encouraged
Event Details

Do you know what is happening to our Muslim sisters and brothers in occupied East Turkestan? Join us to learn about the gross human rights violations by Chinese officials against the country’s Uyghur (Turkic Muslim) population, including the mass internment of over one million persons. You will also learn ways you can help.

We are honored to host Special Guest Aydin Anwar, a Uyghur-American activist and leading international voice on this issue, along with other impacted Uyghur community members. Continue reading “Event: Save Uyghur Muslims (Friday)”

Part 2 of Documentary: How are the children?

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Please join our brothers and sisters at University Presbyterian Church Holy Land Task Force and University Congregational United Church of Christ for Part 2 of the documentary on Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.
Date: Tues, Apr 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Univ Congregational Church,
4515 16th Ave NE

Seattle WA 98105
In Turner Lounge,
Free parking on 16th across from church
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Tickets: Free
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In 2017, the UCC General Synod passed a Resolution of Witness calling for an end to the ill-treatment of Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military prisons. Discover why the UCC and other faith communities are calling urgently for an end to this systematic abuse of children. Features UCC national executive leaders John Dorhauer, Traci Blackmon and James Moos.

People of all faiths are welcome!

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Good Friday Art Prayer, Art & Reflection

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Please join our brothers and sisters of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ to a Good Friday time of reflection.
Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: St Paul’s United Church of Christ,
6512 12th Ave NW,
Seattle WA  98117
Information: Good Friday Flyer
Tickets: Free
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This event is an open event including art exhibit and showing of UCC video: “How are the Children?” about Palestinian children in Israeli military detention which will be shown in two segments.

Art Exhibit

Rev. Loren McGrail is a minister, theologian, and poet/artist who served the YWCA of Palestine as one of the United Church of Christ Global Ministries mission co-workers in Israel/Palestine. Her work with the YWCA focused on advocacy and she was the coordinator of the Fabric of Our Lives Project which calls attention to Palestinian refugees. She served in this capacity for five years and is the creator of this art exhibit. Her art — Assemblage, and writings reflect her witness in the land all call holy. She uses found and broken objects to make art in response to the events that affect her and the communities she has served.

UCC video – “How Are the Children?”

In 2017 delegates to the UCC General Synod overwhelmingly passed a Resolution of Witness calling for an end to the ill-treatment of Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military prisons. This is a two part video with Part I offered at 1:00 pm and Part II at 2:00 pm.  Additional details, including childcare can be found in the additional information.

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Kairos Puget Sound Annual Meeting 2019

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Please join Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for their annual meeting.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Edmonds United Methodist Church,
828 Caspers St.,
Edmonds WA
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Tickets: Free

Please join Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for their 2019 Annual Meeting which is one of the four yearly events put on by the Kairos Puget Sound Coalition. In addition to the formal parts of this event, we will be hosting a speaker who has recently returned from an extended time in Palestine.  Christopher will be addressing us on the topic of “100 Tears: Bereavement and Power in Palestine”.  Potluck will begin at 12:30pm.

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Webinar: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention (Tomorrow)

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Please join our brothers and sisters Jewish Voices for Peace Health Advisory Council for an in-depth webinar and discussion on Palestinian children in Israeli detention with Brad Parker from Defense of Children International
Date: Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
Time: 5:00–6:00 pm, PST
8:00–9:00 pm, EST
Location: Webinar
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Tickets: Free
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Brad Parker will be speaking about the ill-treatment and violations Palestinian child detainees experience; the impact of those violations on children, families, and communities; and then touch on the congressional advocacy work, including drafting and getting HR 4391 introduced in the last Congress as well as current efforts in the 116th Congress.

Brad Parker is a Senior Adviser, Policy and Advocacy, at Defense for Children International – Palestine. He specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and leads DCIP’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights. Parker regularly writes and speaks on the situation of Palestinian children, particularly issues involving detention, ill-treatment and torture of child detainees within the Israeli military detention system, and violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. He leads DCIP’s US Program and is a co-leader of the No Way to Treat a Child campaign in the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his JD from the City University of New York School of Law.

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Webinar: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention (Tue)

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Please join our brothers and sisters Jewish Voices for Peace Health Advisory Council for an in-depth webinar and discussion on Palestinian children in Israeli detention with Brad Parker from Defense of Children International
Date: Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
Time: 5:00–6:00 pm, PST
8:00–9:00 pm, EST
Location: Webinar
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: Free
Event Details

Brad Parker will be speaking about the ill-treatment and violations Palestinian child detainees experience; the impact of those violations on children, families, and communities; and then touch on the congressional advocacy work, including drafting and getting HR 4391 introduced in the last Congress as well as current efforts in the 116th Congress.

Brad Parker is a Senior Adviser, Policy and Advocacy, at Defense for Children International – Palestine. He specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and leads DCIP’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights. Parker regularly writes and speaks on the situation of Palestinian children, particularly issues involving detention, ill-treatment and torture of child detainees within the Israeli military detention system, and violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. He leads DCIP’s US Program and is a co-leader of the No Way to Treat a Child campaign in the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his JD from the City University of New York School of Law.

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Justice & Equality in Israel-Palestine

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Please join for a presentation and dialogue on the issue of demolition of Palestinian homes and Israel’s Nation-State law.
Date: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: University Congregational UCC
4515 16th Ave NE Seattle, WA  98105
(Turner Lounge)
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Tickets: Free
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Jeff Halper is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist, living in Israel since 1973.  He is a frequent speaker about Israeli politics, focusing mainly on non-violent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Halper co-founded Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territories and to organize Israelis, Palestinians and international volunteers to jointly rebuild demolished Palestinian homes as political acts of resistance.

Visit ICAHD  for more information about the work they are doing.

He will also be speaking on Thur, Jan 24th, 7:00- 9:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

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