Remembering Medgar Evers on Veterans Day
On this Veterans Day we remember Medgar Evers who returned from duty in WWII to be turned away from the polls when he tried to vote. He dedicated himself to fighting for voting rights; investigating race-based murders of African Americans includingEmmett Louis Till, Rev. George Lee, and more; organizing NAACP Youth Council’s; supportingJames Meredith’s right to attend Ole Miss; and more until he was murdered in June of 1963, leaving behind his wife and three young children. Photo: Roy Wilkins (left) and Medgar Evers (center) are arrested for protesting beatings and arrests of civil rights demonstrators in Jackson, Miss, 10 days before Evers’ murder. ©Bettmann/Corbis
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A new playground in Khan Younis, Gaza
The El Nimsawi area in Khan Younis, Gaza was hit hard during the 2009 war. ANERA recently built a playground in El Nimsawi so children and families have a safe and fun place to play and relax.
Upcoming: “My Summer Experience Working & Living in the Refugee Camps of Lebanon”
It’s going to be a phenomenal program!
THE LEAP PROGRAM & NYU SJP INVITES YOU TO: “MY SUMMER EXPERIENCE WORKING & LIVING IN THE REFUGEE-CAMPS OF LEBANON”
Come Hear LEAP Volunteers Report-Back on Their Volunteer Experiences & How You Can Get Involved!Tuesday, November 13 ~ 7:30 PMPizza & refreshments will be served! NYU Kimmel Center, Room 80860 Washington Square SouthNew York, NY 10012(photo ID required)The LEAP Program and NYU SJP invite you to join LEAP volunteers for a report-back and informational session on their experiences volunteering in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon in the summer of 2012. This year, 55 volunteers participated in LEAP’s Summer Help IN English (SHINE) Project both instructing English and leading recreational activities in four camps in Lebanon: Bourj el Barajneh and Shatila in Beirut, and Rashadieh and Bourj el Shamale in Tyre. Come hear about their experiences working and living in the refugee camps, as well as learn more about the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is an educational empowerment program for Palestinian refugee-youth in Lebanon dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of its students so they may become agents of change. LEAP provides educational projects and services to increase student access and opportunities. Over the past three years, LEAP has made a positive impact on over 1500 Palestinian refugee-students and over 90 volunteers. Kindly note, handmade Palestinian embroidery and other merchandise from the camps will be available for purchase. ~Learn more: www.leapsummerprogram.org ~Contact: email@example.com