Richmonders for Peace in Israel and Palestine

18 Apr 2018 - 18:30

Richmond, VA

If you have not seen “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine”, please join us for a free showing on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM at Virginia Union University. Film will be shown in the lecture room of the L. Douglas Wilder Library, 1500 N Lombardy Street and discussion will follow.
An African American gospel choir is invited to perform with a troupe of Palestinian actors in a play that brings black America’s struggle for civil rights to a West Bank audience. Against a backdrop of injustice, the actors and singers share Al Helm, the Dream, of Martin Luther King, Jr

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Nancy Wein

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday through Saturday, May 10-12: Nakba remembrance: Sorrow and Solidarity: Richmond Faces al-Nakba at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Avenue.  

This will be a 3-day event featuring a display from the Promised Land Museum, which will help to dispel historical myths that stand in the way of peace and justice in the Holy Land.  On Friday evening, May 11, we will show the film “1948: Creation and Catastrophe”, a powerful documentary of that pivotal year.   This documentary tells the story of 1948 through the personal accounts of Israeli and Palestinian people who lived through that eventful year.   On Saturday afternoon, May 12, we will show another film, TBD.

Sunday, May 20: Interfaith Iftar to support ANERA, 7:30 PM at the Seventh Street Christian Church, 4101 Grove Avenue at Malvern.  Please save this date and join us for our second annual interfaith potluck Iftar to raise funds for ANERA, American Near East Refugee Aid.  Abeer Najjar, Palestinian chef, will be talking about Palestinian food and culture and providing dessert for everyone!

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