#Minnesota:Playgrounds and Water for the Children of Palestine, with Barbara Lubin

Barbara Lubin, a life-long peace and justice activist, is the Founder and Executive Director of Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), a non-profit organization which has been working for the rights and the well being of children in the Middle East. MECA sends shipments of aid to Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects - from clean drinking water and medicines to playgrounds and cultural programs - that make life better for the children through humanitarian aid to children's clinics, hospitals, schools and women's organizations. Since 1988 Barbara has regularly traveled to Palestine and has led nearly twenty delegations of North Americans to Palestine/Israel, Iraq, and Lebanon. She has lectured on the issue of
Middle East politics and the plight of the children in the region to dozens of schools, universities, conferences, religious institutions and community groups. Barbara's current presentation focuses on the impact of Israel's occupation and siege on children in Gaza and MECA's Maia Project which provides clean drinking water to these children. Barbara visited the besieged Gaza Strip twice in 2009, once as a member of the Viva
Palestina convoy, and her presentation incorporates her own eyewitness testimonies.
Saturday, May 22, Refreshments 9:30am. Talk and discussion 10am
Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue S, Edina, MN
sponsored by Middle East Peace Now
Saturday, May 22, 7:00pm
Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Avenue W, St. Paul
sponsored by WAMM Middle East Committee, hosted by Macalester-Plymouth Peacemakers
All events FREE and open to the public with donations going to MECA
Questions? 612-827-5364

Saturday, May 22, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Macalester Plymouth United Church