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November 2015

Dr. Phyllis Bennis: The UN, the US, and the Middle East: An Analysis

November 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Dr. Bennis is the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she specializes in the United Nations and the Middle East. She is also co-founder of The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. On this 70th anniversary of the UN, she offers a critical analysis of United States’ policies and UN’s role in the region since 1945. Free, open to the public.

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December 2015

The Stones Cry Out

December 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware that Christians still live in the land. For more than 60 years, the Palestinians--Christians and Muslims--have suffered displacemjament, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression. The voices of Palestinian Christians have all too often been drowned out in the turmoil of events. This is their story, in their voices, from 1948 until today. Free, open to…

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February 2016

Ali Paris in Concert

February 4, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Sweetwater, 5501 US Highway 30 W
Ft. Wayne,
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Ali Paris is a Palestinian vocalist from Ramallah who accompanies himself on the Arabic 72-string lap harp, the qanun. His compositions fuse Arabic, Latin, and jazz music. Ali was honored with three advanced Marcel Khalife Competition Awards, including the National Heritage Award as Music Performer of the Year, 2004–2007. Since then, he has toured worldwide with different acts, including his own group, Ali Amr Experiment.  Ali began playing the qanun and singing at the age of five at the Edward…

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Palestinian Gandhis: Popular Resistance & Liberation Theology

February 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Don, Linda, and Michael Spath recently led a trip to Palestine, with Ron Caldwell and Terry Dougherty, titled: Popular Resistance Movements & Liberation Theology in Palestine. Don has co-authored Zionism Unsettled and Zionism: Quest for Justice, and he is part of Presbyterian Church BDS movement, as well as the retired Director of Friends of Sabeel North America. Free, open to the public.

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March 2016

Screening: The Land Speaks Arabic: The Zionist Project & The Expulsion of Palestinians

March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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This documentary examines the late 19th century birth of Zionism and its effect on Palestinians – from original source documents, Zionist leaders’ quotes, rare archival footage, and Arab refugees’ testimonies. It shows that the expulsion of the indigenous Arab peoples from Palestine was part of a Zionist strategic plan. Free, open to the public.

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April 2016

Rabbi Brant Rosen

April 17, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center, 2223 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, 46808 United States
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Brant Rosen is Director of the Midwest Office of American Friends Service Committee (Quakers), Rabbi of Tzedek Chicago, author (Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity), and co-founder of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council. Rabbi Rosen's presentation, from 3:30-5:30 will be part of the Grand Opening for the Nakba Exhibit of Memory and Hope, which will be from 3-6:30. Free, open to the public.

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Barbara Harvey: BDS

April 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Hear attorney Barbara Harvey, National Lawyers Guild and Jewish Voice for Peace-Detroit, talk about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the various anti-BDS resolutions in the US Congress and various statehouses (including Indiana and Ohio) around the country. Barbara will be speaking on Tuesday, April 26, at Plymouth Church, 501 West Berry Street, 6:30pm (260.423.9424). At the event, you'll be able to view the very moving and informative Nakba Exhibit of Memory and Hope depicting the cruel displacement of Palestinians by the Israeli military from their homes and villages…

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June 2016

ArabFest

June 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - June 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Headwaters Park, Rothschild Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Enjoy Arabic food and sweets, camel rides, music and dabkah dancing, henna, and a souq (market)! It's going to be bigger and better than last year's fest!

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July 2016

Film: 5 Broken Cameras

July 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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5brokencameras

5 Broken Cameras is a first-hand account of almost 5-years of non-violent protests in Bil'in, a West Bank village affected by the illegal Israeli Separation Barrier and the encroaching illegal settlement stealing the village’s land. It was shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat and his family, and was nominated for a 2103 Academy Award. We will screen the film on Thursday, July 28th and then host Iyad Burnat, head of the Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall, the following Thursday, August 4th.

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August 2016

Iyad Burnat, Leader of Nonviolent Struggle in West Bank Town of Bil’in

August 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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Iyad Burnat

Iyad Burnat Iyad Burnat leads Bil'in's non-violent struggle in the occupied West Bank. He is the head of the Bil'in Popular Committee against the Wall, which has led weekly demonstrations since 2005 against the illegal Israeli Separation Barrier and encroaching settlement. He is also the recipient of the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict 2015.

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