Palestine on a Plate: Joudie Kalla in conversation with Reem Assil

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear nationally-acclaimed chef/activist REEM ASSIL interview bestselling cookbook author/chef JOUDIE KALLA – a benefit for sending food parcels to Palestine & Lebanon, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. You’ll also get to see a short video of each of them cooking!

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The Middle East Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East. MECA supports dozens of community projects for Palestinian children and refugees from Syria. Since 1988 we have delivered $27 million in food and medical aid to Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. MECA welcomes the support of all people who care about children and their future.

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We create educational and cultural programs in the US and internationally to increase understanding of the lives of children in the Middle East. We collect funds so that we can provide:

  • Direct Aid: Providing food, medicine, medical supplies, clothes, books, toys and school supplies to children
  • Clean, Safe Water: Building and installing water purification units in schools and preschools throughout Gaza
  • Financial Support for Community Projects: Partnering with clinics, kindergartens, counseling centers, libraries, accessible parks and playgrounds, sports teams, arts and media programs.
  • University Scholarships: Awarding scholarships to talented and ambitious high school graduates in the West Bank and Gaza to obtain degrees and the skills to make important contributions to their communities and their country.
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They do incredible work, courageous work of enormous significance for major problems. The problems facing children under occupation and under military attack. And they have had a great record of success…

NOAM CHOMSKY, American Linguist, Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist, Historian, Social Critic and Activist

MECA has been phenomenal at making sure there’s solidarity for Palestine among people around the world. Making sure that solidarity is felt, that it gives peoople sustenance, the ability to resist, and to maintain their dignity.

Diana Buttu, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer and Activist

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