Black & Palestinian Voices – A Washington, DC Field Trip

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, “Transcending the Israel…

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Josh Ruebner – Political Advocacy on Palestine

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 for Palestinian Rights, where he worked to end United States military aid to Israel…

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Steve Sosebee – Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund

April 2020 – DATE TO BE DECIDED 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 hospitals. Steve is married to pediatric oncologist, Dr. Zeena Salman…

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P is for Palestine

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 industry award as Designer/Inventor at Women in Toys “Wonder Woman” Awards in 2016.  Zionists have…

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A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans

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 the Home Grown Documentary Feature winner of the Garden State Film Festival in 2016. …

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AWAKEN – Bibi Bahrami

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 in a refugee camp in Pakistan, Bibi was able to move to the US…

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An Interview with Susan Abulhawa

While she was visiting Fort Wayne as the featured speaker for our Annual Gala in October, Susan kindly agreed to sit with Dr. Michael Spath for wide-ranging conversation. Here we share a bit of that interview, during which Susan discusses her experience with language, as a young immigrant and as an author. Though her mother…

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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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