[News] Emergency GAZA-fundraiser - SF Sun, Dec 9th - 4pm

Anti-Imperialist News news at freedomarchives.org
Mon Dec 3 11:36:16 EST 2012

The Estria Foundation?s #WaterWrites <http://www.estria.org/> and BTSMAP 
<http://www.breakthesilencearts.org> will hold an Emergency Response for 
Gaza community event fundraiser on

*Sunday, December 9*^*th* *, 4pm - 7pm*

* 518 Valencia Street in SF.*

We are thrilled to welcome Ayman Nijim, a social worker from Nuseriat 
Refugee Camp in Gaza who will speak about psychosocial programming for 
children and youth in Gaza.

The event will include speakers, music, poetry, dance and an ART+ Silent 
Auction.  See below for more details.

We hope that you will consider making a *donation* to help the people of 
Gaza cope with recent devastation, including 177 killed and more than 
900 wounded, compounded by years of military siege and blockade.

All proceeds will go to MECA <http://www.mecaforpeace.org> who will 
deliver directly to Gaza much needed medical supplies and support for 
the work of Afaq Jadeeda <http://www.afaqjadeda.org/en/>, the cultural 
center that Ayman Nijim helps to run. MECA director Barbara Lubin will 
be traveling to Gaza next week.

*/Art Drop Off:/*/ /

/SF, 1:30 -3:30 Sunday, December 9^th , 518 Valencia St/

/East Bay, 10-6 M-F, 4210 Holden Street, Emeryville, CA 94607/

/415-271-0576/email: //susangreene at mindspring.com/ 
<mailto:susangreene at mindspring.com>/  for alternate drop off times./

Contributing Artists Include:
Nidal El Khairy, Juana Alicia, Jos Sances, Eric Drooker, Vyal One, Josue 
Rojas, Mike Bam, Drama, Favianna Rodriguez, Bounce, Doug Minkler, MAIA 
Mural Brigade..... check */

http://www.facebook.com/events/226202614180472/ for updated list


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Additional Program Information:

*Ayman Nijim* from Gaza who will speak about his work as a social worker 
with /Afaq Jadeeda/ (New Horizons http://www.afaqjadeda.org/en/). /Afaq 
Jadeeda/ is an organization that provides a wide range of psycho-social 
support to children and youth in Nuseriat Refugee Camp in Gaza. Ayman is 
currently in the US as a visiting practitioner with International Trauma 
Treatment Program. <http://www.ittp.org> We met Mr. Nijim in 2011 
working in Gaza on the MAIA Mural Brigade 
<http://www.maiamuralproject.org>. In collaboration with Afaq Jadeeda, 
local artists, youth and activists, the MAIA Mural Brigade completed 8 
murals on the sites of water filtration systems being installed by MECA 
<http://www.mecaforpeace.org>. These systems provide water to 34,000 
children and their families who would otherwise lack access to clean water.

Local legend *Genny Lim *will perform with *Hafez Modirsadeh*. Ms. Lim 
is an award winning, global poet and writer who has long been a vigorous 
advocate for justice and human rights. Dr.Hafez is a saxophonist, 
theorist and professor of World Cultures in Music at SF State.

J*ulie Thi Underhill*, activist-poet, from UC Berkeley

*/Dr. Susan Greene, director of the Break the Silence Media & Art 
Project. BTSMAP has recently returned from painting murals with 
Palestinian refugee camps in Shatila Refugee Camp in Lebanon and 
coordinated the Maia Mural Brigade <http://www.maiamuralproject.org> to 
paint about water conditions in Gaza./*

*Wenceslao Quiroz*, from Los Angeles, is a muralist who traveled to 
Palestine to paint in the West Bank.

*Vyal One*, from Los Angeles, 2-time Graffiti Battle Kings and artist 
who painted across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with the 
#WaterWrites Project.

Excentrik- On oud and hip hop

And more


//For project updates and list of contributing artists 


Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org

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