Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Give So Gaza Can Live

You are invited to join the JVP-Detroit table at
Give So Gaza Can Live
A fundraiser for Gaza, commemorating the 65th year Occupation of Palestine, 
and celebrating the Palestinian Victory in the "Eight Day War" on Gaza. 

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 6 pm
Greenfield Manor
4770 Greenfield Rd  Dearborn, MI 48126

Performances by Omar Offendum and 
Arabesque Palestinian Debka Group from the University of Michigan

Main Speaker Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi 
Secretary General, Palestinian National Initiative
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 

Sponsored by a coalition of different organizations including the Palestine Aid Society and the Friends of Sabeel. All funds will go to Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza.

Tickets: $50 General Admission, 35$ for students with I.D. 

To purchase tickets, email to RSVP and save a spot at the JVP table.  
Pay with your credit card by clicking the PayPal link in the top right hand corner 
for the Gaza event, $50 tickets, or
Send a check made out to Jewish Voice for Peace-Detroit 
1394 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207

Dr. Barghouti is a medical doctor, a graduate of Stanford University and a Sloan Fellow, who was a candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian National Authority in the 2005 election, running second to Mahmoud Abbas.

In 1979, he founded the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, an NGO providing health care in the West Bank and Gaza, and he still serves as its president. In 1989, he co-founded the Health, Development, Information, and Policy Institute, a think tank representing 90 Palestinian community organizations.

He has courageously criticized both the PLO and the PA for corruption and charted a course to a "third way," through the Palestinian National Initiative, toward a democratic, non-violent, and inclusive two-state solution. He has been repeatedly detained by the IDF, suffering injuries while detained. 

In 2010, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire.  

This is a very special opportunity to hear first-hand from an outstanding Palestinian leader while making a donation to a worthy cause and enjoying the company of friends.

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