Past Meetup

Omar Offendum, Dinna Omar-Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees

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EVENT DETAILS:

Date: March 22
Time: 7pm

Location: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

The Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) in the Bay Area invites you to convene for a cultural night in support of our displaced Syrian and Palestinian brothers and sisters in Lebanon.

Join us for an evening of poetry, music and more. The funds raised leading up to and during the event will go to Al Nakab Center for Youth Activities in Burj el Barajneh camp in Lebanon. The Center provides educational and community support for Syrian and Palestinian refugee children. For more background on the Center, see below.

Purchase your tickets in advance HERE! http://lapena.org/event/fundraiser-for-refugees-from-syria-2/

$12 Advance
$15 at the door

We will also donate 5% of proceeds to NAFCON to support our brothers and sisters in the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

We don't have to tell you that the Syria refugee situation is dire. More than 7 million Syrians have left their homes, and 900,000+ Syrian refugees are displaced in Lebanon.

PROGRAM: music & poetry in addition to arts and crafts you can purchase to support PYM and Al Nakab Center's work.

Artists will include hip hop artist Omar Offendum, Poet Dina Omar, hip hop artist Power Struggle and other Bay Area artists !

WE ASK FOR THE FOLLOWING:

1. Donate to our online funding drive, in partnership with Middle East Children's Alliance. Our goal is to raise $11,000. Anything and everything helps:

https://www.mecaforpeace.org//civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=57 (https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mecaforpeace.org%2F%2Fcivicrm%2Fcontribute%2Ftransact%3Freset%3D1%26id%3D57&h=5AQE2LhOL&enc=AZMyVc7WX6OiTwgyePnl675RzEtQxMn_Z_XfeQfzUma8zir3HmQe6AimIS8WJELqwQg&s=1)

2. RSVP to the event.

3. Spread the word! Invite friends, family and allies to the event. Circulate the MECA donation page URL widely - on Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.

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ABOUT AL NAKAB CENTER FOR YOUTH ACTIVITIES:

Al Nakab Center was founded in July 2013 as a joint project between Ma’an Youth Group and Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) - Lebanon to address the growing needs of Syrian and Palestinian families seeking refuge in the camp as a result of the protracted violence in Syria.

The center is entirely run by independent grassroots Palestinian and Lebanese youth organizers in Beirut and offers educational and cultural activities to Syrian and Palestinian refugee youth living in the camp, including English, Arabic and Math classes for Syrian students through its accelerated learning program.

Designed according to the needs highlighted by the refugee families themselves, Al Nakab Center also functions as a resource institution for displaced Syrian and Palestinian families who need access to a physical gathering space and resources such as its computer lab, which provides internet access for families in the camp. As such, the center has been vital to those who now suffer from post-traumatic stress and isolation as a result of the refugee crisis from Syria.

The center needs $10,680 in order to continue its programming for the next 6 months. To find out more about Al Nakab Center, visit their Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/alnakabcenter ), or contact PYM at [masked] for more information.

DONATE TO THE CENTER HERE ---> https://www.mecaforpeace.org//civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=57

Check Out PYM - USA's Website for More Info Here --->
http://www.pymusa.org/ (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pymusa.org%2F&h=6AQHxAiM_&enc=AZPstNXdu3K6Nk0YcHFYJ7efZnbF5CiDLQe-BseUWIhp2ITT5Q3kck2CUDStzgJCnV4&s=1)

Contact Us at [masked]