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ICPR seeks peace with justice for the Palestinian people and calls for the fulfillment of their human rights in accordance with international law and UN resolutions, including the inalienable right of refugees to return to their homes. 

'NIGHT IN GAZA: A DOCTOR'S JOURNEY', featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert  
Friday, October 7th - Reception at 6:00, Presentation at 7:00pm
at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin
Dr. Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian doctor who dropped everything and rushed to Gaza in the midst of its assault by Israel and worked alongside Palestinian doctors around the clock to treat the injured. He did this in 2006, '08, '11, and '14, until he was permanently banned from entering by Israel, which described his work as a threat to its security! His presentation on Gaza, Palestinian steadfastness ("sumoud"), and the role of the global community has been described by Dr. Donna Nassor as "powerful, urgent and necessary"Tickets will go on sale next week ($30 public; $15 students); proceeds go to KinderUSA's humanitarian relief work benefiting malnourished children in Gaza. 

Dr. Mads' books will be available for purchase and signing.  See Dr. Mads Gilbert's Prescription for Gaza (YouTube video): 

Last Months's Run 4 Palestine (Austin's first!) was: 
P H E N O M E N A L ! ! ! 

This community solidarity activity occurred simultaneously in 21 cities around the world, including Ramallah and Gaza! In Austin, we had about 150 participants, including 2 dogs and lots of kids (and people of all ages). We raised a total of $7,020! A big shout out to the wonderful volunteers from Muslim Youth of North AmericaMuslim American Society and Jewish Voice for Peace who ensured a flawless event, including some amazing photography and beautiful videos of the most beautiful moments (thanks to Salma Fooshang and Manal El Haj): check them out at the links below! 
And read to the end to see how you can get your own Run 4 Palestine t-shirt! 
Click on image for Flickr album!
In addition to running or walking the beautiful trail at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, the morning included a wonderful community get-together with hummus and baklava, dabke dancing, and a speech about native rights and interlinking our struggles for liberation and social justice

Congratulations to our race winners!  
Haitham Snani: 20:25, first adult male
Jenny Veninga: 22:50, first adult female
Ayd Mahmoud: 24:36, first youth male
Salma Fooshang: 26:37, first youth female 
This Run 4 Palestine is the first of many, inshallah! In the meantime, you can still contribute to Reach Education Fund's scholarships to Palestinian students directly on their website. Donate $20 or more and email us the receipt, your shirt size(s) and shipping address, and we'll be happy to send you a Run 4 Palestine t-shirt! (available sizes: Adult S-XXL) 
Click on image for YouTube playlist of 4 short videos:
stretching, race start, solidarity speech, and closing celebration with dabke dancing!

ICPR's Recent Events
Run 4 Palestine 8/13, 5K run/ 2.5K walk benefiting honors students college scholarships in Palestine via Reach Education Fund  'The People & The Olive' Film Screening & Olive Oil Tasting  7/23, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Film screening and olive oil tasting and sales.  Ramadan Iftar Social 6/11, Al Marah Restaurant. Monthly meeting was followed by delicious Palestinian food!  The Occupation of the American Mind  6/9, Carver Museum & Cultural Center  Film screening and discussion  Airbnb BDS Action  6/3, Fidelity Investments.  Delivered a letter, jointly with Austin Jewish Voice for Peace, as part of the Stolen Homes national campaign. Nakba commemoration: The Land Speaks Arabic 5/15, Friends Meeting of Austin. Film screening and testimonies from local Palestinians. Roadmap to Apartheid 
5/3,  21st Street Coop. 
Film screening of this award-winning documentary, followed by discussion.  CelebrASIA Festival  5/2, Asian American Resource Center.  R epresented Palestine jointly with Palestine Online Store.  Earth Day Festival  4/23, Mueller Lake Park.  ICPR's booth featured visuals about the water situation in Gaza. 
Stand Up for Palestine: Get Involved! 

Have ideas for events or actions? Questions? Comments? Collaborations? Proposals? Contributions? Complaints? Requests? You can reach us the following ways: 
Postal: P.O. Box 301621, Austin, TX 78703 

Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization is funded solely by individual supporters of the Palestinian cause who find value in our work and make it possible. Checks can be mailed to the address above; for other payment options, including credit card, please email us. Donations are tax-deductible. 

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