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Water is Life, Water for Gaza
November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On November 16, on ZOOM, from 7:00pm until 8:30pm PST, Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, the Executive Director of MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance) will present a program on Water for Gaza. Zeiad is a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee Camp which lies outside Bethlehem on the West Bank. He is the co-founder of the Ibdaa, the Cultural Center in Dheisheh, a filmmaker, journalist and educator who worked with Palestinian and international media on the production of several documentary films. He co-produced and managed production of Promises, a 2002 Academy Award nominated film.
Mr. Shamrouch will share a short video and PowerPoint in his presentation demonstrating how Israel’s water policies have impacted Palestinian’s health, land, and livelihood and how the lack of access to water poses a threat for the upcoming generation of Palestinian children. In addition, he will talk about what people can do and how they can support children’s access to water in Gaza, including additional information about the Maia Project. The Rev. Dr. Canon Richard Toll and The Rev. Dr. Constance Hammond will share observations from their experiences in Gaza.