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October 2021

Ziryab: Songbird of Andalusia

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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ICMEP is thrilled to welcome Ronnie Malley for an evening of incredible music and storytelling! Take an enchanting musical journey from 9th-century Islamic Spain to present-day America. Arabic music & poetry tell the story of Ziryab, a man formerly enslaved in Baghdad, whose musical talent with the oud (lute)  brought him fame throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and al-Andalus - where Christians, Jews, and Muslims co-existed for centuries, creating a diverse society. Ronnie weaves this story with his own…

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Lucas Zoughbi: The Plight of Palestinian Political Prisoners

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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Join us for an evening of illuminating conversation with Lucas Zoughbi. Lucas is a doctoral student in Psychology at Michigan State University, and is the son of Zoughbi and Elaine Zoughbi, who run the Wi'am Conflict Resolution and Transformation Center, in Bethlehem. In his doctoral research, Lucas focuses on the torture (physical, psychological, and sexual) of Palestinian political prisoners, as well as their resistance to the Israeli occupation while imprisoned.  

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Gala 2021: With Special Guest Huwaida Arraf

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46809 United States
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All of us at ICMEP are looking forward to having our Annual Gala in-person again! It is going to be a spectacular evening, and we do hope you'll join us! For the safety of all guests, vaccination and masks are required. We will have plenty of heavy appetizers available for tasty nosh, music, a silent auction, and more for your entertainment. This year we have the honor of hearing a keynote from our special guest, Huwaida Arraf.  Ms. Arraf is a…

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November 2021

Evening with Rev. Loren McGrail

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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On November 18, we'll be hosting the Rev. Loren McGrail for what is sure to be a moving and fascinating conversation. Loren is a minister in the United Church of Christ, a poet, and an artist. She served as a mission co-worker for the UCC and the Disciples of Christ from 2013-2018 in Palestine/Israel. Her writing most frequently deals with the issues of justice for Palestinians, and for immigrants and refugees based on her witness at the San Diego border.…

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December 2021

Commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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** Please Note the date may change, pending Rep. Carson's voting schedule.** Our annual, interfaith commemoration of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights will feature US Rep. André Carson (Indiana's 7th District) as our keynote speaker. Rep. Carson is an Indianapolis native, and one of only three Muslims currently serving in Congress. His Congressional memberships include: Congressional Black Caucus, Progressive Caucus, New Democrat Coalition, and the LGBT Equality Caucus. Along with Reps. Betty McCollum, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez,…

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