CMEP hosting four-week webinar series on Gaza
Join CMEP for a series of discussions on Gaza in February and March. Discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West all too often neglect to include Gaza and the voices of Palestinians there, seemingly because the situation is seen to be too overwhelming or challenging to take on. This program will openly and honestly present the reality of the siege, the occupation, and political leadership as well as include ways participants can advocate with their elected officials to encourage U.S. policies that will help end the siege of Gaza and advance human rights and security for all.
This series is co-organized by Churches for Middle East Peace, Arab American Institute, and American Friends of Combatants for Peace. Each 90-minute session will present on one of these four aspects of Gaza: History & Historical Significance; politics; culture; and economics.
Webinars will take place from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern on Feb. 10, 17, 24, and March 3, and the schedule is as follows:
Feb. 10: The Culture of Gaza, Moderated by Maya Berry, Executive Director, The Arab American Institute
Feb. 17: The History & Historical Significance of Gaza, Moderated by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace
Feb. 24: The Politics of Gaza, Moderator TBA
March 3: The Economics of Gaza… where do we go from here? Moderated by Dr. Jim Zogby, Founder and President, The Arab American Institute