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Democracy Movements in the Middle East

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

Phyllis Bennis http://www.ips-dc.org/staff/phyllis is a fellow at boththe Transnational Institute and the Institute for Policy Studies inWashington DC, where she directs the New Internationalism Project.Bennis worked as a journalist at the UN for ten years and currently serves as a special adviser to several top-level UN officials on Middle East issues. World Affairs Series. She is also the author of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer; coauthor of Ending the U.S.

US Policy in Palestine-Israel Conference in Iowa

This flyer describes a major conference on US Policy in Palestine-Israel set for October 14-15, 2011 in Ankeny, Iowa.

Report back from Campus Organizing Conference

By Noura Khouri

The Campus Organizing and Grassroots Advocacy Training conference was put on by AFSC and Interfaith Peace Builders and held at the Cesar Chavez School for Public Policy in Washington DC. When we arrived energetic young people from the high school greeted us, where they, in addition to about 200 others actively participated in the conference over the weekend. Saturday’s activities focused on campus organizing and were intended to support the students who came from college campuses all over the country.

Chomsky and Sarwar - Days of Hope and Challenge: Understanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening with renowned social analyst Noam Chomsky and Pakistani journalist
and human rights leader Beena Sarwar.

A Benefit Program for AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security Program.

Talk: 7-8:30
Suggested Contribution: $10
Students: $5

Reception with speakers: 8:30-10
$50 Suggested Contribution

Campus Organizing Conference Schedule

Campus Organizing Conference: Educate, Motivate, Advocate for a Just Peace in Israel & Palestine

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011

Location: Washington, DC -- Cesar Chavez High School 709 12th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule of Events

             11:30:  Registration Opens!

12:00 to 12:30:  Registration and Welcome (a light lunch will be available)

Arab Voices: What They are Saying and Why it Matters

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

Dr. James Zogby has been instrumental in helping Arabs better understand America and encouraging Americans to better understand the Arab world. Arab Voices brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding the people of the Arab world.  Here, Jim debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality.

I Know I'm Not Alone film showing

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 3:00pm

Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”

The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is “I Know I’m Not Alone,” a documentary that follows musician and humans rights worker Michael Franti as he captures the costs of global conflicts in war-torn Iraq, Israel, and occupied Palestine with only a few friends, video equipment, and his guitar.

Middle East AFSC and Quaker work

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ficr program director

FICR Program Director Kathy Bergen left with Jean Zaru

FICR Program Director Kathy Bergen left with Jean Zaru, Clerk Ramallah Friends Meeting.

Join us to hear a presentation on the work of the Friends International Center and the American Friends Service Committee- from San Francisco to Gaza and Ramallah.

Kathy Bergen will highlight the work of the Friends International Center which provides a resource to the Ramallah community and current conditions facing Palestinians, including two issues of special concern: access and movement and land confiscation and house demolitions.


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