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Webinar Series: KUMI NOW

Every Tuesday

11:00 am (ET), 10:00 am (CT), 9:00 am (MT), 8:00 am (PT), 6:00 pm (Palestine)

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
Register at the Kumi Now website: https://kuminow.com/online
See Kumi’s past webinars here: https://kuminow.com/online-archives/


Sabeel’s Kumi Now initiative: https://kuminow.com/online/



To bring activists around the world together for Palestine, Kumi Now is hosting weekly video gatherings to connect activists with the organizations working for Palestine and get everyone involved in activism for Palestine.  Gatherings happen every Tuesday at 6:00pm Palestinian time (GMT+3). That’s 8:00am in Seattle, 10:00am in Chicago, 11:00am in New York, 4:00pm in London, 5:00pm across much of Europe.

Each session features at least one speaker from the co-host organization, and often additional speakers from Sabeel or other organizations, ensuring you get a broad exposure to the people and organizations involved in the movement for Palestinian rights. Each session also includes a Q and A: the opportunity to share our thoughts and ideas among activists.

An Evening of Palestinian Art
4 August 2020

We will celebrate Palestinian culture and art through film and other forms of art. Guests will be announced soon!

Defense for Children International–Palestine and Youth Detention
11 August 2020 

Khaled Quzmar, general director of DCIP, will inform us on the state Israel’s illegal use of youth detention.

Churches for Middle East Peace and Living in Gaza Under Blockade.
18 August 2020
Guests to be confirmed. We will use this evening to learn about the current state of affairs in Gaza.

Dar al-Kalima and Art as Resistance
25 August 2020
Guests to be confirmed. This evening, we will learn ways in which art is being used as a form of resistance in Palestine.


Webinar

From the Oslo Accords to BDS:
Topography of Palestine’s Activism in the US

4 August 2020
6:30 P.M. (Eastern), 5:30 P.M. (Central), 4:30 P.M. (Mountain), 3:30 P.M. (Pacific)
The Jerusalem Fund
Register at their website

Dr. Hatem Bazian will chart the shift in American public opinion around Palestine. This shift is the result of an accumulative process that took shape during the 1980s and early 90s, and finds context in several successful national and transnational movements. As the PLO faced increased regional pressure in the post-Lebanese civil war and the end of the Cold War, the Palestinian diaspora successfully managed to reinvigorate the Palestine solidarity movement and stimulate a steady shift in public opinion. Palestinians in the U.S. also played a critical role in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement, Central American Solidarity Movement, anti-War mobilization, and national efforts to bring about racial and economic justice. Within this context, Dr. Bazian will discuss the pre-Oslo landscape of Palestine activism and the grassroots challenges resulting from the signing of the Accords that led up to the emergence of a diverse coalition on college campuses, and the birth of the BDS movement.

Hatem Bazian is co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States. In addition, Bazian is a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Between 2002-2007, he also served as an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian helped co-found Students for Justice in Palestine on the Berkeley campus in 1992 and worked to promote it on a national level, and in 2005, Dr. Bazian co-founded American Muslims for Palestine.
In 2009, Bazian founded at Berkeley the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. In 2012 he launched the Islamophobia Studies Journal, which is published bi-annually through a collaborative effort between the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project of the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California at Berkeley, and several academic institutions.
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Webinar

Interview with Ali Abunimah

5 August 2020
2:00 P.M. (Eastern), 1:00 P.M (Central), 12 P.M. (Mountain), 11:00 A.M. (Pacific)
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace (ICMEP)

Palestine Portal will post the url for the Zoom session here when we receive it.
Or you can email Michael Spath at Lmichaelspath@gmail.com 
to receive the link
See upcoming ICMEP event and recordings of past events at:
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaCMEP/events


Journalist, analyst, author, founder of Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is a frequent commentator on MSNBC, CNN, and others. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and Al-Jazeera. His books include: One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.

Abunimah will be interviewed by Dr. Michael Spath, the Founder and Executive Director of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace based in Fort Wayne, IN. Spath holds a PhD in Historical Theology, with an emphasis in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in New Testament. He currently serves as the Co-chair of the Board of Directors for Friends of Sabeel North America, the Christian voice for Palestine in the US, on the board of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA (ICAHD-USA), and as a member of the United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network.
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Webinar

Interview with Sahar Vardi

11 August 2020
2:00 P.M. (Eastern), 1:00 P.M (Central), 12 P.M. (Mountain), 11:00 A.M. (Pacific)
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace (ICMEP)

Palestine Portal will post the url for the Zoom session here when we receive it.
Or you can email Michael Spath at Lmichaelspath@gmail.com 
to receive the link
See upcoming ICMEP event and recordings of past events at:
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaCMEP/events


At age 14, Sahar Vardi joined the daily protests against the illegal Israeli separation wall in Bil’in village (5 Broken Cameras), and at 18, she became a conscientious objector, serving three prison sentences, finally released from military prison in January 2009. Sahar is now the Israel Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) in Jerusalem, and has been featured as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

Vardi will be interviewed by Dr. Michael Spath, the Founder and Executive Director of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace based in Fort Wayne, IN. Spath holds a PhD in Historical Theology, with an emphasis in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in New Testament. He currently serves as the Co-chair of the Board of Directors for Friends of Sabeel North America, the Christian voice for Palestine in the US, on the board of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA (ICAHD-USA), and as a member of the United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network.
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Webinar 

Interview with Linda Sarsour

20 August 2020
2:00 P.M. (Eastern), 1:00 P.M (Central), 12 P.M. (Mountain), 11:00 A.M. (Pacific)
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace (ICMEP)

Palestine Portal will post the url for the Zoom session here when we receive it.
Or you can email Michael Spath at Lmichaelspath@gmail.com 
to receive the link
See upcoming ICMEP event and recordings of past events at:
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaCMEP/events


Linda Sarsour is one of the most prominent Palestinian-American Muslims in the country, a co-chair of the 2017 and 2019 Women’s March on Washington. She and her Women’s March co-chairs were profiled in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2017. She also served as a campaign surrogate, especially in the Muslim community, for Bernie Sanders. This year, Linda published We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance, about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, empowered and inspired her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.

Sarsour will be interviewed by Dr. Michael Spath, the Founder and Executive Director of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace based in Fort Wayne, IN. Spath holds a PhD in Historical Theology, with an emphasis in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in New Testament. He currently serves as the Co-chair of the Board of Directors for Friends of Sabeel North America, the Christian voice for Palestine in the US, on the board of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA (ICAHD-USA), and as a member of the United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network.
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Film Screening and discussion
From Balfour to Banksy


20 August 2020: Watch Party
6:30 P.M. (Eastern), 5:30 P.M. (Central), 4:30 P.M. (Mountain), 3:30 P.M. (Pacific)
Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.co/watch?v=FT7R9pNwXF8

Also at the film website: https://www.balfourtobanksy.com/

26 August 2020: Zoom Discussion
6:30 P.M. (Eastern), 5:30 P.M. (Central), 4:30 P.M. (Mountain), 3:30 P.M. (Pacific)
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace (ICMEP)

Palestine Portal will post the url for the Zoom session here when we receive it.
Or you can email Michael Spath at Lmichaelspath@gmail.com 
to receive the link
See upcoming ICMEP event and recordings of past events at:
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaCMEP/events


100 years ago, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour’s ‘Balfour Declaration’ had a disastrous impact: the dispossession of the Palestinian people. The film looks at its implications – a wide range of views from occupied Palestine today, ranging from anger to attempts at envisioning a future. It also shows the vision of another Brit, the contemporary artist/activist Banksy, who has created in Palestine a hotel that is also a remarkable satirical art installation.
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Film screening and discussion


The Occupation of the American Mind


Watch party  • 10 September 2020
6:30 P.M. (Eastern), 5:30 P.M. (Central), 4:30 P.M. (Mountain), 3:30 P.M. (Pacific)
Webinar  •  17 September 2020
6:30 P.M. (Eastern), 5:30 P.M. (Central), 4:30 P.M. (Mountain), 3:30 P.M. (Pacific)
An Evening with Sut Jhally, Executive Producer
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace (ICMEP)

Palestine Portal will post the url for the Zoom session here when we receive it.
Or you can email Michael Spath at Lmichaelspath@gmail.com 
to receive the link
See upcoming ICMEP event and recordings of past events at:
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaCMEP/events


We first screened “The Occupation of the American Mind” three years ago. We’ll host a “Watch Party,”  online on Sept. 10th. Then, on Sept 17th, we’ll spend an evening with Executive Producer, Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication at University of Massachusetts. Sut is also Founder and Executive Director of Media Education Foundation, whose goal it is to produce and distribute educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
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Virtual Conference
Virtual Palestine Advocacy Day

14-18 September 2020
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Learn more and Register: https://palestineadvocacy.com
$10 Registration Fee
The advocacy week includes interactive online training, a training manual and resources, a plenary session with Members of Congress, advocacy day assistant app, group discussions and projects, and meetings with Members of Congress and Congressional office staff.
     Since 2015, American Muslims for Palestine has organized an annual Palestine Advocacy Day and Training weekend to educate students, community activists, and organizers —young and old—on civic engagement and policy work exclusively on the issue of Palestine.

Invited guest lecturers and instructors provide an in-depth course on legislative advocacy and the political process in the U.S. with workshops on:
•    The Structures of Government
•    Community & Movement History – Building Power
•    Understanding Civic Engagement
•    How to Speak to Elected Officials and Their Offices
•    Direct Action & Its Uses
•    Political Advocacy & Political/Electoral Organizing
•    Training on Making Asks on Specific Policy Issues
•    Public Speaking