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An Evening with Ali Abunimah -- with Special Guest Alice Walker

Several exciting upcoming events in Oakland.

Ali Abunimah and Alice Walker
Ali Abunimah and Alice Walker

(OAKLAND, Calif.) - In a recent interview with Dennis Bernstein, "Alice Walker Fights Anti-Palestinian Bias," Alice says (referring to her experience with the US Boat to Gaza): "The thing that I find really remarkable, and I felt this way in Mississippi forty years ago, when you reach the other people who are as determined and as dedicated as you are, with the love that you have, it’s a kind of heaven...I felt on the boat...the presence of such goodness, such amazing, spirit and heart. That...made it worth whatever the sacrifice might have been." Read the full intervew!.

Tickets: $15, $10 students/low-income, available at through Brown Paper Tickets,  or at local bookstores: (East Bay) Books, Inc.; Diesel; Moe's Books; Walden Pond; (SF) Modern Times. (Only $15 tickets in bookstores) No one turned away for lack of funds, space permitting. Benefit for MECA's Maia Project: Clean Water for the Children of Palestine

Wheelchair accessible & ASL interpreted.

Cosponsors: KPFA, Arab Film Festival, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, US Palestinian Community Network, Arab Cultural & Community Center, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area Women in Black, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Global Exchange.

"Ana Hurra" Tour

Friday, October 7, 8:00pm - Sunday, October 23, 10:00pm


Sponsored by the Middle East Children's Alliance and many other groups!


October 7, 8 and 9 shows: Tickets now on sale for San Bruno and Berkeley!
October 14 show: Tickets now on sale in New York City!

Ana Hurra (I am free) is a play that depicts one of the interrogation sessions in Israeli jails. The play, written and directed by Palestinian artist Valantina Abu Oqsa, is based on testimonies and stories by political female prisoners who stood heroically in defiance against their interrogators. Abu Oqsa creates a theatre experience that is derived from the Palestinian reality through studies and in-depth research that lasted almost one year and culminated in interviews with several former Palestinian male and female political prisoners, documenting the experiences to the tiniest detail, delving into the unknown and revealing facts, constituting a precedent in the Palestinian theater and for the Palestinian prisoners in general.

For more information, or if you are interested in organizing a performance, please contact Monadel Herzallah at mmonadel@hotmail.com.

"A Child's View From Gaza" Exhibit

Thursday, September 29, 10:00am - Wednesday, November 30, 5:00pm

917 Washington Street in Oakland

The exhibit will be open to the public September 30-November 27, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: soon we will soon post the exhibit hours on our website. We invite teachers and educators to organize student trips to the art exhibit. For more information on hours and arranging for group visits or school field trips, please call us at (510) 548-0542 or email at josie@mecaforpeace.org.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email leena@mecaforpeace.org.

“A Child’s View From Gaza,” an art exhibit by Palestinian children ages 8-14 that reflects their realities and their dreams for the future.

Tariq Ali on "The Arab World: People's Power, and the Future of Palestine"

Saturday, October 29, 6:00pm

Al-Awda San Francisco and the Middle East Children's Alliance present:

"The Arab World: People's Power, and the Future of Palestine"

With Internationally Renowned Author, Filmmaker, and Intellectual
Professor Tariq Ali

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street

Tickets: $10 general, $35 for front rows available online through Brown Paper Tickets

Tariq Ali, writer and filmmaker, has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen.  He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.

Tariq Ali will be signing his new book, On History, after the event.

For more info: alawdasf@gmail.com or 510-815-8610

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