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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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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