EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER The Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East invites you to attend:
Heal the Children of Gaza
Saturday, March 7, 2009 | 7:00 to 9:00 PM Hughes Auditorium, Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, 303 E. Superior, Chicago IL 60611
Suggested Donation: $10/$5 Students Guest Speakers:
Khaled Abughazaleh, BDS, DMD
PCRF Chicago Coordinator. Lead many medical missions to Palestine.
Scott E Eggener, MD
Doctor & Asst. Professor at University of Chicago Medical Center. He was in Gaza in 2006 to provide medical care.
Kathy Kelly Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
Eye Witness report on the situation in Gaza.
Light Refreshments | Performance by Semitic Musical Alliance ...bringing together Arab and Jewish Muscicians
John Holmes, a UN senior official, said that on a comparable population scale, the casualty figures in Gaza would be the equivalent of having 33,000 people dead or injured in New York or 1.2 million killed or wounded in the U.S. as a whole. In Gaza, the UN estimates there are 1300 dead, over 400 of them children; 5000 injured and one third of them are children, some suffering severe disabilities. Doctors report treating children for acute injuries from unknown weaponry, and painful burns from napalm-like phosphorous bombs. Plus, tens of thousands of people are homeless in an area half the size of Chicago where children make up 55% of the population. Health professionals estimate that half of Gaza’s 700,000 children will develop some form of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. This includes bed-wetting, stuttering, falling mute and exhibiting violent behaviors, thoughts of suicide and loss of will to live.
Help us reach our fundraising goal. Make check payable to SWYC and write in the memo line AJP for Gaza Relief and mail to Miryam Rashid c/o AFSC, 637 S. Dearborn, Suite 3, Chicago, IL 60605. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Miryam Rashid at 312.427.2533 x18. For car pool information, email Margo at email@example.com
AJP needs your help to raise $10,000 to support the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund’s efforts to provide medical care, equipment and relief supplies to children in Gaza.