Support and Leadership Opportunities for Jerusalem Youth

Jan 12, 2022
MECA supports the Youth Leadership Program at the Madaa Creative Center in Silwan, East Jerusalem, one of many psychosocial initiatives for children, youth, and families. As Israel continues its multiple...
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Thank you and Happy New Year!

Jan 04, 2022
Life in East Jerusalem is very hard for Palestinian children who face violent Israeli settlers, soldiers, and the possibility of being arrested or losing their homes. MECA’s partner Madaa Silwan—and...
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Palestinians Fight For Their Village: Virtual Brunch in Solidarity with Silwan

Dec 05, 2021
Last summer, Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists worldwide rose up to defend Silwan and other villages in East Jerusalem from Israeli bulldozers. Silwan is out of the headlines, but the battle...

Edward Said Library, Silwan Branch: A Home for All in the Midst of Home Demolitions

Sep 17, 2021
Children in the reading club All of the children from Batn el-Hawa neighborhood [in Silwan East Jerusalem] are under the risk of forced displacement by home demolitions… or homes being...
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VIDEO: “Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village” Virtual Book Launch!

Jun 28, 2021
? Silwan is a Palestinian village just outside the ancient walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. "Determined to Stay" is the moving story of its people in the face of occupation....
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Virtual Book Launch for Silwan! “Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village”

May 23, 2021
MECA is thrilled to invite you to this special event focusing on Silwan, East Jerusalem! MECA staff member Jody Sokolower is the author of the soon to be released Determined...

I Witness Silwan: Mural Project in East Jerusalem

Jul 15, 2020
We're excited to share with you this article from the Jerusalem Quarterly about a community mural project in Silwan, East Jerusalem. MECA partners ArtForces and Madaa Creative Center have worked...
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SF, CA: Report Back: K-12 Teacher Trip to Palestine!

Oct 11, 2019
MECA’s Teach Palestine Project organized an amazing delegation of elementary, middle and high school teachers to Palestine this summer. The goal was to learn about Palestine firsthand, explore connections to...