A fundraiser in solidarity with Palestinian refugees and activists in Greece

Sunday February 2, 7-9 pm
Reem’s Cafe
3301 E 12th St #133, Oakland
(in Fruitvale Village plaza, beneath Fruitvale BART)

This event will raise funds to support, and create awareness about, the Jafra Foundation in Greece, a grassroots organization founded and led by Palestinian refugees from Syria, which serves a diverse migrant and refugee community in Athens.

At a moment when it is urgent to once again resist US war-making, it is imperative to think about what it means to express solidarity with refugees. Jafra organizers in Athens are leading initiatives that challenge humanitarian models of aid and emphasizing education as a tool for refugees to make change in their own lives and communities.

Organizers from Jafra will speak via video conference about their work and the struggles of refugees in Greece/the EU, the right to residence, the right to education, and the right to return. The discussion will connect these struggles to organizing by local activists. What does solidarity with refugees look like in different contexts of displacement and homelessness? What role does education and art-making play in collective organizing?

Tickets: $25-$50 (sliding scale). Includes mezze catered by Reem’s. Please donate generously as the funding situation for refugees in Greece currently is dire!

Speakers:

Jafra Foundation, via video conference

Tory Brykalski, co-author of The Climate Change Dictionary with the Gharsah Center, Lebanon

Lena Azzouzz, Finding Refuge and GUPS–SF State

Iman Labanieh, Palestinian Youth Movement – Bay Area

Cosponsored with: Palestinian Youth Movement–Bay Area, Middle East Children’s Alliance, General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) – SF State, NorCal Sabeel

For more information, contact [email protected]