October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Avon Congregational Church
6 West Main Street
Kathy Smith

An interfaith Tree of Life Educational Fund (TOLEF) annual speaker series program will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

The program is co-sponsored by the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center and Avon Congregational Church. Speakers include Cindy and Craig Corrie, founders of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice whose mission is to encourage and support grassroots efforts in pursuit of human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. They are the parents of Rachel Corrie who in 2003 was run over and killed by an Israeli military operated D9 bulldozer as she tried to protect a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah, Gaza.

The audience will also hear from Palestinian student youth ambassadors who will speak on some of the many challenges of living under military occupation in both the West Bank and Gaza, and what brings them hope.

Music will be provided by Palestinian artists Tamer Al-Sahouri, head of the Arabic Music department at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music, and his wife, singer Nadine Shomali.

Doors will open at 6:00 for a Middle Eastern supper, for viewing of the Promised Land Museum exhibit – a Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience, and for an opportunity to purchase Palestinian crafts and olive oil, proceeds of which go to support Palestinian college students.

Admission is free but donations are welcomed! For more information visit tolef.org  or contact Kathy Smith at secretary@avon-church.org