May
3
3:00 pm15:00

Benefit Concert for Children's Music Center

A Collective Song: Music to Make Hearts Sing - Benefit Concert

Please come to a benefit concert to raise money to build a children's music center in Palestine! The music center will be established in a small West Bank village, where residents have virtually no access to music, and will be a place where children and youth can come to play, learn, teach, and listen to music. This center will be an outlet for stress and grief in a war-torn community and thus a tangible contribution toward peace in the region. We're calling it "A Collective Song" Music Center because if we all join together in a collective song, we can achieve much, including healing through music. One hundred percent of your ticket price will go toward costs incurred in building the music center, such as teachers' salaries and the purchase of instruments, sheet music, music stands, furniture, music recordings, and equipment on which to play recorded music. 

Sunday, May 3 @ 3:00pm

Spangenberg Theatre, Gunn High School

760 Arastradero Road,

Palo Alto CA 94303

FEATURING:

Ali Paris - Award-winning Qanun performer and vocalist, collaborated with Quincy Jones, Alejandro Sanz, Chick Corea, Concha Buika, Bobby Mcferrin and most recently, Alicia Keys.

Briana Di Mara - Accomplished Violinist who brings Irish, English, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Afghan and Arabic into her own unique style. 

And a jazz quartet, a virtuoso pianist, a brass quartet, traditional Indian song, a kazoo ensemble and more!

Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

My Name is Rachel Corrie

  • La Pena Cultural Center

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Performed by Ashley Malloy

A benefit show for Rebuilding Alliance's Backpack Kits for Gaza's Neediest Children project

Purchase tickets by clicking here.

My Name is Rachel Corrie chronicles the life of American Peace Activist Rachel Corrie who traveled to Gaza in 2003 with the International Solidarity Movement at the height of the second intifada. We see her transform from scattered young girl, full of hope and effervescing with idealism, searching for her place in the world, to a grounded, determined woman who comes to realize the world is not as she understood it to be. A coming of age story that examines not only the horrific truth of the occupation in Gaza, but also the truths we must face as Americans who are complicit in the suffering of others, this play will challenge your beliefs about the power of an individual to be the change and will leave you irrevocably stirred. 

April 26, 2015, 6pm - 8:30pm

La Pena Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94705

My Name is Rachel Corrie, taken from the original writings of Corrie and edited by Alan Rickman and Katherine Vine, chronicles the life of the American Peace Activist who traveled to Gaza in 2003 with the International Solidarity Movement to defend Palestinian homes from being demolished, to preserve their compromised water resources, and to establish a sister city relationship between Rafah and her hometown of Olympia, WA. She was crushed to death on March 16th 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer while protecting a host family’s home from being destroyed.

The show is performed by Ashley Malloy and is directed by Josh Perlstein. Ashley became interested in Palestinian rights through Professor Perlstein’s work with The Freedom Theatre, a professional company in the Jenin Refugee Camp.

The show was first performed on Central Connecticut State University’s campus and was subsequently presented at the annual National End the Occupation conference in Washington DC. Rachel’s parents, Craig and Cindy Corrie, were in attendance at both events and were effusive in their praise of Ashley’s work on the piece. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice invited Ashley to perform this past March 16th, the anniversary of Rachel’s death, in her hometown of Olympia, Washington. She has performed in more than 25 cities nationwide, often sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine  chapters. Ashley has performed at Johns Hopkins, Vassar, Brown, Cornell, University of Chicago, Emory University, and at Rachel’s school, Evergreen State College, just to name a few. 

Proceeds from this performance will be donated to Rebuilding Alliance's project Backpack Kits for Gaza's Neediest Children, which seeks to send 10,000 backpacks with new school supplies to children in the Gaza Strip whose lives were devastated by war in the summer of 2014. Tickets will be sold for $15 in advance, or $10 at the door. 

Ashley Malloy is a free lance actor/solo performer/writer/activist based in Boston, MA. Ashley graduated from Central Connecticut State University with her BFA in Acting. She is committed to representing voices that have long gone unheard and strives to create work that reveals to us our astounding capacity for empathy that can transcend all cultural, sociological, and political barriers.

www.AshleyMalloy.com / Facebook.com/MyNameisRachelCorrieTour2014

Feb
12
Mar 8

Home Away From Home: Little Palestine by the Bay

Benefitting the Backpack kits for Gaza project:

Rebuilding Alliance is thrilled to be hosting Najib Joe Hakim’s beautiful installation, Home Away From Home: Little Palestine by the Bay, from February 12 - March 8. 

Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay is a photography and oral storytelling project by Palestinian artist Najib Joe Hakim. Hakim took beautiful black and white portraits of 27 Palestinians living in the Bay Area, and recorded interviews with them about their relationship to the word "home."

Some participants are Palestinians born in Palestine who moved to the United States, and some were born here, but both describe the complexity of identity and attachment to their home in Palestine through their descriptions of family, community, and place.

The artist has been kind enough to propose that this showing of Home Away From Home functions as a benefit for our newest project, Backpack Kits for Gaza, which sends backpacks and school supplies to needy children in the Gaza strip. The project seeks to accomplish three things:

1. Support education in Gaza for K-12 school children

2. Raise awareness in the United States about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza

3. Rally American support to open the blockade by engaging our elected representatives

Rebuilding Alliance has set the goal to send 3,888 backpacks by the end of May. By sharing news of this amazing event, you can help us reach our goal. Attendees are asked to make a $20 donation to purchase a backpack for one child. Please tell your friends and family about this amazing opportunity at Rebuilding Alliance. Each backpack purchase will give attendees free admittance to the show and one raffle ticket for Najib’s prints.

Opening reception: Thursday, February 12, 6-9:30pm

Closing reception and raffle: Sunday, March 8, 2-6pm


Dec
6
11:00 am11:00

Selling Olive Oil at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center Holiday Fair

We will be selling our fair trade, organic olive oil from Palestine!

Enjoy unique holiday gifts, peaceful children's games and toys, free entertainment, and children activities. Lunch and desserts will be able for sale. A $2 donation is asked at the door-kids get in free. 

This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center, SVUNA, and WILPF

Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA