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April 2020

Interview with Dr. Steve Sosebee – Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link
FREE

A virtual event on April 30, via Zoom Dr. Steve Sosebee, President/CEO of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, joins Michael Spath - and you, via Zoom - for a special conversation.  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 who also works with PCRF. We hope you will join us…

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May 2020

*CANCELED* Josh Ruebner – Political Advocacy on Palestine

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry
Fort Wayne, IN United States
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FREE

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 and on other policy initiatives. He also is the co-founder and former Executive Director of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, which has since merged…

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*CANCELED* Black & Palestinian Voices – A Washington, DC Field Trip

May 24 - May 29

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 Lobby at Home and Abroad.” *CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19*   Photo credit: Macfawlty

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June 2020

Interview with Sam Bahour

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link + Google Map
FREE

Please join us as we host our friend, Palestinian businessman, entrepreneur, and commentator, Sam Bahour, originally from Youngstown, OH, now in Ramallah.  Sam is the co-founder of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (A4VPE). Michael Spath and Sam will be discussing a number of relevant issues, with a focus on Israel's upcoming US-approved annexation plans for significant parts of the West Bank. The Zoom link is provided in the venue information, below. If you would like to join the discussion, please message us for…

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September 2020

The “I” in Immigrant

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link
FREE

From Palestine to Qatar to Canada to the US, our own Dr. Ahmed Abdelmageed knows what it means to be an immigrant and refugee. Ahmed has distinguished himself as one of our community’s next generation of leaders. He hosts the podcast, “The ‘I’ in Immigrant,” interviewing other immigrants in NE Indiana. The event will be held via Zoom, so please contact Dr. Michael Spath (Lmichaelspath@gmail.com) to receive the Zoom link in advance.

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Film Viewing and Discussion: “The Occupation of the American Mind”

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link
FREE

Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s illegal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land, and mounting outrage over Israel’s ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the US continues to hold strong. The Occupation of the American Mind zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in the US. -- From…

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Discussion with Dr. James Zogby

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link + Google Map
FREE

Dr. James Zogby is the Founder and President of the Arab American Institute (AAI), political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. AAI has led Arab American efforts for political empowerment in the US. He also is the Co-founder/Chair of Palestine Human Rights Campaign, and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and serves on the Democratic National Committee's Executive Committee. We are delighted to have him as a guest, and guarantee that the discussion will be informative and fascinating. Please join…

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Interview & Discussion with Rifat Kassis

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link + Google Map

Rifat Kassis is a Palestinian Christian activist from Bethlehem. He is the Founder of Defense for Children International–Palestine, and Coordinator of Kairos Palestine, part of Global Kairos for Justice - a community of Palestinian Christians and allies around the world. Global Kairos released the urgent and moving, “Cry for Hope: A Decisive Call for Action." To learn more, attend the interview and discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and then sign the call to take action to end Israel’s occupation. As…

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October 2020

Interview & Discussion with Rabbi Alissa Wise

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom, Please email Lmichaelspath@gmail.com for Zoom link + Google Map

Rabbi Alissa Wise is an activist for justice and peace in Israel/Palestine. She was the founding co-chair of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council, the National Coordinator for the We Divest Campaign, and now serves as Deputy Director at JVP. She is also the co-founder of the Nakba Education Project, which works to facilitate educating the American public about both the history of the Nakba and its continuing implications for Palestine/Israel today. The conversation is sure to be fascinating, informative,…

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Concert & Conversation with Ronnie Malley

October 11 - October 17
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A Chicago native, Palestinian Ronnie Malley is a multi-instrumentalist whose principle instrument is the Oud. A close friend of ICMEP, he has collaborated with musicians and artists from Senegal, Sudan, North Africa, India, Kashmir, Macedonia, Iran, Greece, and Turkey; he composes, records, and performs for film projects and theatrical productions. He teaches at the Old Town School of Folk Music and The Band's Visit, and is a member of the band Lamajamal. We are delighted to say he also plans…

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