Announcing Important Event for Gaza: Next Thursday August 14

Debra Sweet | August 7, 2014

Announcing an important event. We are scheduling it on an urgent basis.  Your help is needed to build it, and to be in the house Thursday evening.

We are pulling together compelling, authoritative speakers and artists, including voices from Gaza for:

Thursday August 14 at 7pm
Great Hall of The Cooper Union, New York City
Facebook Event
Stop Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes Against the People of Gaza

Terrible crimes against humanity are being committed in front of our eyes. Nobody of conscience can remain silent.

Whatever the status of the fragile cease-fire in Gaza, Israel has killed at least 1,843, with civilians representing the majority of those whose status and identity has been verified, and likely many more in its bombardment and invasion. Nearly two million, essentially defenseless people, are locked down in an outdoor prison, traumatized, subject to death from the air at any moment, without access to drinkable tap water or electricity. As they dig out from the rubble in scenes that evoke some of the great crimes in history, as they bury their dead, the people of Gaza continue to be subjected to collective punishment that constitutes an ongoing war crime and crime against humanity.

There have been important statements and courageous protests against worldwide. Yet the horrors continue. Resistance to these crimes must become much more broad, diverse, and determined. And those of us living in the United States -- the country that enables Israel’s crimes against the people of Gaza, with political, financial, military, and moral support -- have a particular responsibility to resist and make clear these crimes are not being done in our name.

Next Thursday, we will come together, physically, in one place. We will bring diverse views and perspectives – including on the nature and role of Israel -- but a shared commitment that Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza must stop immediately. In doing so, we will strengthen the foundation from which to call forth new and expanding waves of protest until these crimes being perpetrated against the people of Gaza by Israel stop.

Join us!

Johanna Bon, Dwayne Booth (Mr. Fish), Paul DiRienzo, Joe Friendly, Alan Goodman, Rich Greve, David Kirschbaum, Frederick Nagel, Sharon Pavlovich, Stephanie Rugoff & Debra Sweet

Thursday August 14
7pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, New York City
worldcantwait.net
(866) 973-4463

Volunteers / Funds Needed:

Help get the word out about the Gaza Evening Thursday August 14. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for fllyers, or to connect at Gaza events happening all week.

Join the Facebook Event.

Ask your organization to co-sponsor.

Join the production staff: we need greeters, set-up crew, AV crew, runners & tablers.

This event will cost several thousand dollars. Donating now will make this event happen with more impact.