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Ottawa Run for Palestine Gala

June 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

| $100


Gala includes a lovely mouth watering dinner ,Palestinian comedian Amer Zahr, key note speaker Shaker Khazaal, DJ and lovely musical performances by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra .

More about 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.

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.

Musical entertainment:
Beautiful musical performance and composition by the talented founders of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra: Lamees Audeh and Wafa Al Zaghal. It will be a night of mesmerizing intertwining of the Western and Eastern musical worlds which will be performed by Wafa and Lamees as a duo of the piano and the qanun – the two major instruments of both musical cultures.

The night will also feature:
Silent auction, live auction, raffle prizes, DJ entertainment by the DJ Ziad and Dabkeh performance.



June 24, 2018
6:00 pm
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