Palestine is busting out all over, in New York anyway. Last night at the performance of A World I Loved (an Arab woman’s story with a strong Palestinian strain, written and performed by Vanessa Redgrave and Mariam Said) I ran into Naomi Allen of Brooklyn for Peace, who reminded me of this important event on Sunday, to build an oncology clinic for children at Al Hussein hospital near Bethelehm. Tickets are $50. Note that Simon Shaheen will be performing on oud, a true delight:
On Sunday, December 2, 2012, The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and Brooklyn for Peace will host a benefit buffet dinner at Widdi Hall in Brooklyn. The event will be from 5PM – 9PM and will feature remarks from David Wildman, the Executive Secretary for Human Rights and Racial Justice for the United Methodist Church, and regional secretary for the Middle East and Afghanistan. The dinner will also feature internationally acclaimed master of the oud and violin, Simon Shaheen, as well as Debke dancers and a raffle. For questions, please contact the PCRF (908.874-5844) or brooklynpeace.org (718-624-5921). All proceeds for the event will go to support the new PCRF Pediatric Oncology Clinic in Beit Jala.
Details at the link, but 5602 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn.