Solidarity Tour: Andy & Whitney Barchus Interview

Leading up to the 15th solidarity tour to Palestine and Israel in July 2020, we will be posting short interviews with past participants. Our hope is that their stories of their experience will inspire you to come and see for yourself the reality of day-to-day life in Palestine. Our first interview features Whitney and Andy…

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Interview with Dr. Akbar Ahmed

On October 20, the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace hosted Dr. Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University. In addition to giving an excellent informal talk in the morning, and a more formal presentation that evening, Dr. Ahmed graciously sat down for an interview with Dr. Michael Spath. The…

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Founder of AWAKEN, Bibi Bahrami

January 23, 2020, 6:30pm – Plymouth Congregational Church Free and Open to the Public We are excited to welcome Bibi Bahrami to Fort Wayne, and to hear her story!  In 1980, when she was 14 years old, her family was forced to flee Afghanistan following the Soviet Union’s invasion. After six years living and working…

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A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans

February 13, 2020, 6:30pm – Plymouth Congregational Church Free and Open to the Public Join us for a special screening of the documentary A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans.  Written by Abe Kasbo and Gia M. Amella, this film was an Official Selection for the Arabian Sights Film Festival in 2015, and was…

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P is Palestine – Dr. Golbarg Bashi

March 12, 2020, 6:30 pm – Plymouth Congregational Church. Free and Open to the Public Dr. Golbarg Bashi teaches Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, specializing in human rights in the Muslim world and comparative studies of women’s rights movements worldwide. Along with her academic achievements, she was nominated for a US toy…

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A Conversation with Steve Sosebee of Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund

April 2020 – DATE TO BE DECIDED – Plymouth Congregational Church Free and Open to the Public Steve Sosebee is President/CEO of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. PCRF provides free, life-saving medical treatment to thousands of children from around the Middle East. They also train local doctors and provide surgeries, medicine, and  health-care infrastructure to local…

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Political Advocacy on Palestine – an Evening with Josh Ruebner

May 14, 2020, 6:30pm – Plymouth Congregational Church. Free and Open to the Public Join us for an evening with Josh Ruebner American author, political analyst, and activist. He is the author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State. He has served as the former National Advocacy Director at the US Campaign…

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Black & Palestinian Voices – A Washington, DC Field Trip

May 24-29, 2020 Join Dr. Michael Spath on this transformational study and solidarity field trip in the nation’s capital.  Includes visits to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of the Palestinian People, meetings with African-American and Palestinian activists, and attendance at the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs Annual Conference,…

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Sneak Peak! Annual Gala 2019.

We are getting excited for this year’s annual gala, and for the incredible opportunity to hear from Susan Abulhawa about her work as an author and activist. With just over a month until November 2, we’ve put together this brief glimpse at the kinds of stories that helped spur her to found Playgrounds for Palestine….

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