You are cordially invited to attend the 2020 Awards Benefit Dinner for Rebuilding Alliance. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Rebuilding Alliance is dedicated to advancing equal rights and opportunity for the Palestinian people through education, advocacy, and support that assures Palestinian families the right to a home, schooling, economic security, safety, and a promising future.
The evening will start on the loggia with appetizers donated by Taboun
and music by Georges Lammam
Welcome: Emcee Dore Stein, Host of Gaza Corner on KALW Radio
Rebuilding Alliance Slideshow - Starting Where it Counts
And a few words from Rebuilding Alliance Executive Director, Donna Baranski-Walker
Dinner in the Green Room: Generously Donated by Sajj Mediterranean
Executive Director of Gisha- Legal Centers for Freedom of Movement
As Executive Director of Gisha, Tania speads her time promoting awareness and sensitivity for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories and advocating before decision-makers and opinion-makers for freedom of movement for the Palestinian people. Diplomats, foreign offices, and international organizations, including the UN Security Council, rely on her knowledge and understanding of the implications and dynamics of life and policy decisions in the region.
Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon
Editors- Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation
Ayelet and Michael invited some of the most celebrated international storytellers to tour the occupied territories and meet with community organizers, artists, activists, farmers, and families, as well as Israeli settlers and disillusioned soldiers. Their stories bear witness to the human cost of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
Najib Joe Hakim
Documentary and Editorial Photographer
Joe’s thought provoking publications and photos deal with people whose stories and experiences are not often heard. One of them, Re-imagining Palestine, is also an invaluable resource for people wanting to get better informed and involved... and become advocates!
Writer and Director of Nightmare of Gaza
Farah, a filmmaker and human rights advocate, created a nonprofit production company through which she produces short films that help others feel what Palestinians experience. Nightmare of Gaza is a haunting, abstract, and experimental narrative of a woman in the streets of Gaza surrounded by the devastation after the bombs have stopped.
Author, Actor, Playwright, and Activist
Najla Grew up in New York City as the daughter of the renown Palestinian intellectual Edward Said. Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family, is a warm and engaging memoir born out of Najla’s popular one-woman show Palestine.
Auction items include cooking lesson from Blanche Shaheen
Get a private cooking lesson on how to create an authentic multi-course Middle East feast in your very own kitchen. Sample delights from Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon, customized to your dietary lifestyle and ingredient preferences. Blanche Shaheen is a TV host/journalist turned cooking show host, cookbook author, and blogger. She now focuses on her passion for preserving Middle Eastern recipes and culture through her YouTube show called "Feast in the Middle East." Included is a copy of Blanche's cookbook, "Feast in the Middle East," with over 200 pages of classical as well as modernized recipes.
Offered for Raffle from
14 kt. white gold diamond cluster pendant and chain holding 1.00 ct. total weight of round diamonds. Replacement value $2,900.