Mirroring Hope Dinner: Support Peacemakers and Save Villages
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Rebuilding Alliance invites you to a free dinner to launch a U.S. Movement to Support Palestinian and Israeli Peacemakers and Save Palestinian Villages!
Saturday April 6, 2013 6:00 – 9:00 PM
at the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
1985 Louis Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303
In Area C of the West Bank, 149 Palestinian villages are facing demolition orders. Americans of all faiths are already engaged in on-the- ground projects which bring Palestinians, Israelis and internationals together to keep homes, clinics and schools standing, e.g. Tent of Nations, Hope Flowers School, and in Al Aqaba and Susya Villages. Help build a Silicon Valley Movement to keep those villages standing and mirror their message of hope.
Palestinian cuisine presented by Chef James Holloway and Chef Jamal Alradaideh
Performances by renowned musicians Georges Lammam and Gabriel Navia
Presentations by Donna Baranski-Walker, founder of Rebuilding Alliance and Morgan Bach, filmmaker/blogger who spent eight months volunteering in Al Aqaba
Keynote address by Steve Coyle, founder of the National Charette Institute, who traveled to Al Aqaba with Rebuilding Alliance to plan homes with village-centered designs. Al Aqaba was the first village in Area C to receive building permits from the Palestinian government.
Contributions Welcome! This dinner is donated by First Congregational Church of Palo Alto so 100% of donations are tax deductible. Funds raised will support the wourk of Rebuilding Alliance in Silicon Valley, and provide for teachers in the Al Aqaba Village kindergarten.
The First Congregational Church of Palo Alto offers opportunities for individuals and families to work toward a world that more fully embodies the kingdom of God, a world in which all life is respected and human beings have the opportunity to become all that God intends for them.
Rebuilding Alliance is a San Mateo non-profit that partners with Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s to help rebuild at-risk Palestinian communities – then works with constituents and Congress to intervene to keep them standing. We’ve succeeded in the village of Al Aqaba. We ask your help to extend this work to twelve villages.