Join us in celebration of the addition of hundreds of Palestinian villages to Google Maps!
Come enjoy a delicious dinner, beautiful live music, a raffle with fantastic prizes, and distinguished keynote speakers at the Race of Recognition Dinner!
We'll be celebrating Google Maps' addition of hundreds of Palestinian villages, honoring those who worked tirelessly to make it happen, and raising funds to launch "Mapping Palestine: a Community Mapathon Program" to make sure no village goes unrecognized, and to assure the rights of every community to live and build in peace on the land they own.
5pm - 9pm, Sunday, April 23rd
at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real #300, Mountain View, CA
Rebuilding Alliance’s Peacemaker Award will be presented to:
U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo
Right to Movement - Palestine
Geospatial Inf. Sys. Dept, Palestinian Ministry of Local Gov.
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights
in recognition of their ongoing efforts to encourage and assist Google and Apple in recognizing hundreds of Palestinian Villages on Google Maps and Apple Maps. Keynote addresses will be given by Representative Eshoo and George Zeidan, co-founder of Right to Movement.
A delicious dinner will be donated by Sajj Restaurant, with tasty appetizers provided by Waterfront Restaurant. Fine wine will be available for purchase by the glass at a low cost. Over dessert, enjoy beautiful live music provided by violin virtuoso Georges Lammam. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase, which will put you in the running to win one of the following fantastic prizes:
- A giftcard to Crepevine
- A giftcard to Squat and Gobble
- A giftcard to Nordstrom
- An original print of "The Fish Market" by photographer Najib Joe Nakim
- A gift box from PalBox
- A gift bag from Sephora
This event will help raise funds to launch 'Mapping Palestine: a Community Mapathon Program' to recogize Palestinian villages to assure their right to live in their homes, educate their children, earn a living, and build their future.
A Moment to Celebrate!
Due to the assistance of Representative Anna Eshoo and the organizations honored herein, Rebuilding Alliance is pleased to report that Google Maps is now recognizing the existence of the 236 Palestinian villages located in the West Bank's Area C.
But a crisis is underway. In the past year, the Government of Israel demolished more Palestinian homes, schools, barns, and water systems than in any year since UNOCHA started collecting this data. To stop the bulldozers, Rebuilding Alliance has held some 262 briefings with Congressional staff and has brought Palestinian children to Congress — the most effective form of advocacy we've experienced — to explain what peace really means.
To stop the demolition bulldozers, we must do more. Please help Rebuilding Alliance join with Palestinian villages to launch the 'Mapping Palestine: Community Mapathon' program at schools and places of worship throughout the U.S. Let's work together to map houses, schools, libraries, clinics, shops and barns on OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, and Apple Maps to show that the villages exist and to help them build their future.