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Past Events

You are invited to a talk given by USS Liberty Survivor Don Pageler

Don Pageler will give his first hand account of how the USS Liberty, a virtually unarmed American navy ship, was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967.  34 American sailors were killed and 174 injured that day, a casualty rate of 70%. This is among the highest casualty rates ever inflicted upon a U.S. naval vessel. President Lyndon Johnson recalled the planes that responded to their distress call, saying he didn't care if they all died, he did not want to embarrass an ally.
Hear about one of the biggest cover ups in American military history.

Wednesday, June 29 2016, at 4.30pm

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

 

See also this section on our home page for documenrary videos of the attack.

More information on the USS LIberty Attack at these sites: Honor Liberty Veterans, USS Liberty Memorial, If Americans Knew, and Chicago Tribune.

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

You are invited to a talk given by Don Pageler

Click here for the flier.

Admission to the talk will be free.

Benefit for Middle East Children's Alliance - A concert of ethnic music and dance

A Concert of Ethnic Music and Dance

Live Music by Helm

with guest musicians Paul Anderson (oud) and Lani Rhoades (qanun)

Scheduled Dance Performances:

Venus Serpentina - Shekina Schar - Sparrow & Bee - Damkianna Dance Company

Sunday, October 12, at 4-6pm

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

All proceeds will go to the Middle East Children's Alliance to provide emergency relief to Palestinian children in Gaza

 

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

A Concert of Ethnic Music and Dance

Click here for the flier.

The suggested donation at the door is $10-$25, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.


Sponsored by Keep Hope Alive, and 14 Friends of Palestine

Alison Weir speaks in Marin on May 31st

We are very honored to have Alison Weir talk about her new book:

Against Our Better Judgement
The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel

Saturday, May 31, at 7.30 PM

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

“Essential in understanding today’s world” and “scholarly but readable”—former U.S. Senator James Abourezk.

“Prodigiously documented”—Ambassador Andrew Killgore

Alison Weir is the president of the Council for the National Interest and executive director of If Americans Knew

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

Alison Weir speaks in Marin

Click here for the flier and here for a half page flier.

Admission to the presentation will be free.

 

Nov Sunday 17th from 4pm: Steve Bingham speaks in Marin

We are very honored to have renowned lawyer and activist Steve Bingham tell us the story of his life.

Sunday, November 17, at 4 PM

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Bingham was falsely accused of smuggling a gun into San Quentin prison that allegedly resulted in a prison riot in August 1971 that left six people dead, including George Jackson, member of the Black Panther Party. Steve subsequently spent 13 years on the run from the FBI, finally returning to the USA when the political climate against left wing activists had eased, and was acquitted of all charges in 1986.

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

Steve Bingham speaks in Marin

Bingham’s presentation will be at 4 pm, after which there will be a catered reception at 6 pm for about 20 people who will have the opportunity to get to know Steve and his wife personally and ask questions. If you would like to join the reception, please let us know asap, so we can give the approx numbers to the caterer. The meal will cost $40 and the profits will support our sponsored child in Gaza, a 14-year-old girl who attends the Atfaluna School for the Deaf.

Admission to the presentation will be free. However, donations in aid of Gaza’s Ark and Freedom Stitchers would be much appreciated.

Where Should the Birds Fly - A Film by Fida Qishta

A powerfully moving, provocative film. The stories of two resilient young Palestinians struggling for normalcy in the abnormality of Gaza.

Sunday, October 6, at 7 PM

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

Where Should the Birds Fly - A Film by Fida Qishta

ICAHD Jeff Halper Speaking in San Anselmo

"Emerging Trends in the Struggle for Peace in Israel & Palestine"
Cinematographer Tom McAfee will conduct an interview and moderate a question-and-answer session.
Donations will be accepted at the event. For information, call 456-3713.

Dr. Jeff Halper has been a peace and human rights activist for more than three decades. Born in Minnesota in the United States, he participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. Halper immigrated to Israel in 1973 after attending rabbinical school and resisting military service in the Vietnam War. In Israel, Halper taught anthropology at Haifa and Ben-Gurion Universities. He is the author of Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century. During his mandatory Israeli military service, he refused to bear arms or serve in the occupied Palestinian territories. In 1997, Halper co-founded the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD) to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes.

Saturday April 13, 2013 at 7pm

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(Click on the image below for Jeff's other venues)

ICAHD Jeff Halper California Speaking Tour April 2013

Dave Lippman performing in Marin!

Satirical songster Dave Lippman and his evil twin Wild Bill Bailout This duo will afflict the complacent, take the air out of windbags, and update worn-out songs with parody and thrust. Dave’s songs include All We Are Saying is End Corporate Crime, I Hate Wal-Mart, Alberta Tarbillies, Ghostwriters of the Law. On the other hand, Wild Bill Bailout, the Bard of the Bankers, sings anti-folk songs and pro-financial collapse anthems, such as Brother Can You Spare a Diamond, Sgt. Pepper Spray, Geithner Fit the Battle at Goldman Sachs.

FrIday April 19 2013 7:30 PM

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9 Ross Valley Dr (at 4th Street) San Rafael

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Dave Lippman performing in Marin

The Marin Gray Panthers present "Repairing Israel/Palestine"

Esther Riley of NorCal Friends of Sabeel on

Repairing Israel/Palestine

Sixty-five years after its founding, Israel is well-established but feels unloved and insecure, while Palestinian hopes for freedom, self-determination, equality, and the exercise of their right of return remain unmet. We’ll examine the history and the occupation to determine what needs to be repaired and look at some innovative peace plans that might better meet the needs and wants of both peoples than conventional one-state and two-state solutions. We’ll also look at what we can do to hasten a true peace. There will be time for questions, answers, and brainstorming. The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley Activities Room Behind Auditorium 453-1550

Saturday April 20, 2013 at 1.30pm - 3.30pm

The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, in Activities Room Behind Auditorium

More Info: (415) 453 1550

A Benefit In Memory of Rachel Corrie

For Gaza’s Ark and 14 Friends of Palestine, Marin

A CONCERT OF ETHNIC MUSIC AND DANCE

with

Hannah Romanowsky and the Romanza Dancers
Live Music by Helm: Ling Shien, Mark Bell and David Two Hawk
Guest musicians– Paul Anderson (oud), Lani Rhoades (qanun), Jay Doane (viola)
Guest speaker: Greta Berlin, co-author of Freedom Sailors

Dedicated to Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old peace activist who was killed on
March 16, 2003, while protecting a Palestinian home from being bulldozed.

Sunday March 24, 2013 at 4pm

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

A Beneift In Memory of Rcahel Corrie

Singing for Khitam

A concert of Vocal Music Featuring Sing We Enchanted and Soha Al-Jurf for our sponsored child in Gaza, Khitam Qanoo'

Sunday Jan 27, 2013 at 4pm

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

Concert for Khitam Qanoo

 

A Concert with David Rovics to Benefit Gaza's Ark

David Rovics performed in a concert to benefit Gaza's Ark in San Anselmo  

Saturday December 8th 2012, 4pm at
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

David Rovics Convcert December 8, 4pm


Sponsored by Keep Hope Alive, and 14 Friends of Palestine

Colonel Ann Wright

Colonel Ann Wright gave numerous talks in the SF Bay Area, Sacramento, Oregon and Washington in October 2012 about Gaza's Ark.  Our page dedicated to these events is here...

Breaking the Israeli Naval Blockade by Sailing with Gaza's exports

Whereas previously Free Gaza has sailed, or attempted to sail, boats from international waters into Gaza to break the blockade, Gaza's Ark will do the opposite: we will attempt to break the blockade of Gaza by building a boat inside Gaza and sailing it out, carrying exports from Palestine. 


Saturday October 6th 2012 at
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

5.30pm: Private reception to meet Col Ann Wright over dinner. $40 Minimum donation (includes the 7.30pm presentation).
Numbers will be limited. Contact us 14friendsofpalestine@gmail.com

7.30pm: Colonel Ann Wright‘s presentation - suggested minimum donation $10 - $25 at the door

(Click on the image below for a PDF of the flier.)

Colonel Ann Wright


Sponsored by Keep Hope Alive, 14 Friends of Palestine


Showing of the Film - 'The Promise'

The acclaimed movie that portrays a young woman going to Israel/Palestine in the present day, using her visit to investigate her soldier grandfather's part in the post-war phase of the British Mandate of Palestine.

“a gripping portrayal of two stories set in the same land”—Metro.

“a magnificent and powerful piece of drama . . . I can't recommend it enough.”—Harriet Sherwood, the Guardian website.

“It's finely crafted, beautifully shot and extremely well written.”—Christina Patterson, The Independent.

“Well-grounded in the history"—Ian Black, The Guardian website.

“Immensely watchable”—David Chater, The Times.

The Promise Movie

Parts 1 and 2 : 7pm Friday July 13

Parts 3 and 4: 7pm Friday July 20

Iin the Fireside Room at: First Presbytreian Church, 72 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo, CA

Admission FREE. Not suitable for children under 16

Click here for a PDF of the flyer.

 

 

A Benefit Concert in Memory of Rachel Corrie

For the Palestinian youth Bail Fund and Khitam Qanoo’
A CONCERT OF ETHNIC MUSIC AND DANCE
Live Music by Helm,

Dance performances
by Natalie Nayoun and Hanna Romanowsky

Sunday March 25th 2012 from 4pm to 6pm
First Presbyterian Church,
72 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo, Marin County, CA 94960
Dedicated to the 23 year old peace activist Rachel Corrie who was killed on March 16, 2003, while protecting a Palestinian home from being destroyed

Click here for a printable flyer.

A Benefit Concert in Memory of Rachel Corrie For the Palestinian youth Bail Fund and Khitam Qanoo’ A CONCERT OF ETHNIC MUSIC AND DANCE Live Music by Helm, 
Dance performances by Natalie Nayoun and Hanna romanowsky

 

Singing for Khitam

A concert of unaccompanied choral music including music by Wilbye, Janequin, Dvorak and the Beatles

Sung by Just Voices

Here is a sample:

 

Friday Sept 23rd 2011 at 8pm until about 9.30pm
First Presbyterian Church,
72 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo, Marin County, CA 94960
The concert is to benefit Khitam Qanoo’, a 12-year-old deaf girl who lives in
a refugee camp in Gaza. Wouldn’t it be fun to raise enough money to
remodel her mother’s kitchen?

Suggested donation at the door: $10 - $20 sliding scale

Click here for a printable flyer.

Singing for Khitam - A concert of unaccompanied choral music

 

My Name Is Rachel Corrie
Directed by Lois Pearlman and Starring Mandy Cimino as Rachel

With Middle Eastern music by HELM, and songs by Doug Adamz

Saturday April 16th 2011 at 3pm
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960


Sponsored by Keep Hope Alive, 14 Friends of Palestine , and endorsed by the Middle East Children’s Alliance, NorCal Friends of Sabeel, Free Gaza USA, Justice for Palestinians, US Boat to Gaza West Coast and If Americans Knew.

Click here for a printable flyer.

My Name is Rachel Corrie  - This play by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner is based on the writings of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza while trying to save a Palestinian home from demolition.

More about Director Lois Pearlman

Lois Pearlman has been doing theater since she was a teenager in Florida. In Sonoma County she has played many roles with local theater companies, including Daisy Werthan in "Driving Miss Daisy," one of her favorites, since she, too, is a Southern Jew. Most recently she was part of an 18-women ensemble performing The Ticking Clock, by Mendocino author, Jody Gehrman, at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. She is also a freelance journalist, writing for the North Bay Bohemian, the Bay Area Reporter, and other publications. Her 27-year-old daughter, who works as an herbalist in Olympia, WA, spent two months in Gaza like Rachel. Ms Pearlman has also been an activist since the 1990s, protesting against nuclear power plants, fighting for GLBT rights, and now, Palestinian rights with the Northcoast Coalition for Palestine Support. She lives in Guerneville with her partner Leslie, their dogs Maya and Koby, cat Julia, and their cockatiels.

 

Holiday Concert with Singers Marin (Just Voices) to benefit the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
and in honor of Nabila Mango


Sponsored by Keep Hope Alive and 14 Friends of Palestine

We raised $2,020. For a small donation, you can get a DVD of the event by emailing us...

SingersMarin - Just Voices invites you to a Holiday Concert in aid of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund 12/22/2010 8 PM

 

Sunday October 17th 2010, Colonel Ann Wright spoke about her first-hand experience of the May 31st attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

Thank you Col. Wright and to all who supported this event. We are delighted to say that we raised $1,230 for the U.S. Boat to Gaza.

You can watch a recording of the event here...

We will be accepting late donations through the end of October, so if you were unable to attend our events, but would like to support these courageous people who will once again be risking their lives to help the besieged people of Gaza, please click here for information on how you can donate.

Coilnel Ann Wright speaks on US Boat to Gaza 10/17/2010

On Friday September 10th 2010, 7:30pm to 9:30pm: Adam Shapiro spoke on the upcoming U.S.Boat to Gaza.

Thank you Adam and to all who supported this event. We are delighted to say that we raised $915 for U.S. Boat to Gaza.

 

Adam Shapiro speaks

Saturday August 14th 2010 at 5pm: Dinner Party in a private home in Marin.

Thank you all who supported this event, which has raised $5,965 broken down to: $1,545 for Khitam Qanoo and $4,420 for MECA's Maia water project, bringing safe drinking water to the children of Gaza.

Click here for a PDF of the flier.

Invitation to Dinner Party to Benefit our Sponsored Child in Gaza

 

Sunday March 28th 2010 4:00 to 6:00 PM: DANCING For RACHEL - Rachel Corrie Memorial Concert: Music and Dance from the Middle East and the Balkans to benefit the Gaza Mental Health Foundation. World Dance Studio 40 Greenfield Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 $15/$20 sliding scale. Donations made out to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation will be accepted through April 26th. Please mail checks to the address on the contact page.

Click here for a PDF of the flier.

2010 Rachel Corrie Memorial - concert of arabic music

 

Sunday February 7, 2010 2pm: Huwaida Arraf speaks at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda. Benefiting the Free Gaza Movement.

A private pot luck lunch party will be held from noon onwards in a home close to the church before the event for donors of $40 or more to meet Huwaida in person. If you are interested, please email 14friendsofpalestine@gmail.com.

Huwaida Arraf

Sunday January 24, 2010 2pm: Benefit for Friends of Sabeel at the First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo.

Gaza Freedom March

Thank you to everyone who supported our event:  the presentation on Gaza by Donna and Darlene Wallach, in aid of the Gaza Branch of the International Solidarity Movement.

We will be accepting late donations through October 8th, 2009.

Checks of any amount may be made out to ISM-USA

If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please make your checks of $50 or more payable to ISM-USA’s fiscal sponsor: A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, with “ISM-USA” on the memo line of the check, and send to:


14 Friends Of Palestine,

PO BOX 6634,

San Rafael, CA 94903

USA

Thank you for your continuing support.

Details of this event are below:

 

 

Darlene and Donna Wallach

Saturday September 26th 2009 at 4:00pm

at:

First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Darlene and Donna Wallach will give an eye witness report on their time in Gaza.

Darlene & Donna Wallach, Jewish social justice activists, recently returned after living in the Gaza Strip, Palestine August through December, 2008.
Along with 41 other human rights workers they broke the Israeli blockade of Gaza on board the two Free Gaza movement boats, SS Liberty & SS Free Gaza, which arrived at Gaza in August 2008. Darlene & Donna remained in Gaza with four other international volunteers & re-established International Solidarity Movement Gaza Strip. While accompanying Palestinian fishermen and farmers, and living among the people, they witnessed soldiers of the Israeli occupation force constantly violating the six month June 2008 ceasefire, and perpetrating collective punishment on the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza. Hear them speak about the spirit, resilience, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor of the Palestinian people and the peaceful ways they survive the brutal Israeli blockade.

Click on the flier below for a printable PDF or click here for an alternative flier..

report back from free gaza

 

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