Come out and join us for the first annual Ottawa Run For Palestine Gala in support of UNRWA's "dignity is priceless campaign".
The campaign follows the dramatic reduction of funding announced by the United States last week. It aims to raise US$ 500 million.
This reduction in funding could have a significant impact on the daily lives of millions of vulnerable Palestine refugees across Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank including East Jerusalem. At stake is access to basic education for 525,000 boys and girls at over 700 UNRWA schools; emergency food and cash assistance to 1.7 million extremely vulnerable Palestine refugees; access to primary health care for 3 million refugees, including pre-natal ...care; dignity and human security for 5.3 million refugees who endured 70 years of injustice and uncertainty.
Sunday June 24th, 2018
Saint Elias banquet centre
750 Ridgewood avenue
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Featuring one of a kind comedian: Amr Zahr
Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, academic, and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He draws on his experiences growing up as a child of Palestinian immigrant parents, performing and lecturing on topics like politics, society, Islam, growing up Arab, and more.
Keynote speaker: Chaker Khazaal
Chaker Khazaal is a Palestinian-Canadian reporter, speaker, former Editor-in-Chief of StepFeed and YallaFeed, Huffington Post contributor, Esquire man of the year 2015 and author of Tale of Tala (2017) and the Confessions of a War Child trilogy (2013-2015). Born in 1987 as a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, Chaker grew up in Bourj El Barajneh camp in Beirut.
Silent auction, live auction, raffle prizes, DJ entertainment and Dabkeh performance.
To buy your ticket please call:
6138625435 or 6132181085