[act-ma] An Evening in Support of the Children of Aida Camp

Richard Colbath-hess rcolbathhess at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 06:39:56 PST 2009



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An Evening in Support of the Children of Aida Camp
film, words and music 
7-9pm, November 14th at the Palestinian Cultural Center for Peace 
(41 Quint Ave,  Allston, MA. Directions at

6:45 pm    Potluck dinner;  bring something to share.
7:30 pm    Arabic/Middle Eastern Music 

7:45 pm    Presentations:   Hear Dr. Abdefattah Abusrour and Nidal Al-Azraq
talk about their work with the children of Aida

8:15 pm    Movies By Al-Rowwad and Lajee center

Please come to celebrate, watch movies, and hear about the work of two great
organizations: Lajee Center and Al-Rowwad Children's Theater, both located
in Aida Refugee Camp.

We are lucky enough to have representatives from both organizations:  Dr.
Abdefattah Abusrour from Al-Rowwad will discuss the ongoing efforts to bring
creativity and hope to the children of Aida, and Nidal Al-Azraq will talk
about the geographic constraints of living in the camp, and about Lajee's
work to help youth overcome such obstacles.

We will screen a movie from Al-Rowwad, "Bethlehem 4 am," and from Lajee, we
will screen youth media from the summer of 2009. 

This fundraiser will help to raise money to buy a small plot of land (one of
the the few open spaces remaining that is accessible to the Camp), in order
to build a playground and a small vegetable garden.  These funds will also
provide essential equipment to keep the theater and dance programs properly


Al-Rowwad Center is an independent center for artistic, cultural, and
theatre training for children in Aida Camp. The Center's goal is to provide
a "safe" and healthy environment to help build children's creativity and
provide positive outlets for them to discharge the stress of living in the
war conditions which surround them.

Lajee Center is a non-profit, non-partisan youth organization established to
provide refugee youth with cultural and educational enrichment
opportunities.  Lajee's goal is to provide a space for youth and volunteers
"to dream together, to work together, to decide together, to build a future

Donation for this event will be split evenly between the Al-Rowwad Center
and the Lajee Center.   Donations are tax deductible:    By credit card go
to: http://alrowwadusa.bbnow.org/donate.php,      or a make check out to
Al-Rowwad USA Inc and mail to 79 Amory st Cambridge MA 02139.      





Please note my new email address 

rcolbathhess at gmail.com


Richard Colbath-Hess LICSW

79 Amory Street 

Cambridge, MA  02139



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