Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fundraiser for IFPB "African Heritage" delegation to Palestine/Israel, Saturday in Washington, DC

Interfaith Peace-Builders & Way to Jerusalem Mission Group invite you to a very special evening to raise funds for the upcoming African Heritage Delegation to Palestine/Israel

Saturday, March 26
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Festival Center
1640 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington DC, 20009


Suggested donation: $10 or above (please give what you can; much is needed and contributions of all sums are tax-deductible)
Fundraising Goal: $35,000
This will allow us to help a group of around 20 people travel!

Download and print the event flyer here.

The African Heritage Delegation will raise awareness, heighten activism, and further link struggles between African Heritage communities in the US and those working for justice in Israel/Palestine.  Given the racism directed towards Palestinians and other communities of color in the Middle East, the growth of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, and the mounting relevance of an Apartheid analogy to Israeli policies, voices of African Heritage communities are increasingly important to strengthen and support struggles for justice in the Middle East.

The delegation will:  Exchange lessons learned from Black Power, Civil Rights, anti-apartheid and anti-racist, pro-justice, struggles in the US with those waging similar campaigns in Palestine/Israel; strengthen a cadre of African Heritage leaders who have on-the-ground experience in Israel/Palestine; and further link activism in African Heritage communities with peace and justice work in other communities.

This program is built upon existing efforts within African Heritage communities and will strengthen work focusing on Apartheid in Israel, justice in Palestine, and the growth of boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns nationally.    Nothing can do more to amplify such voices than an on-the-ground experience which will allow you the chance to develop strong and lasting relationships with Palestinian and Israeli activists.