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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. 

Monthly Meeting, Run 4 Palestine & More!
Salam, Friends
ICPR's monthly meeting takes place on the second Thursday of every month, so it is coming up on August 11th. We discuss business matters and solidarity organizing; if you support justice for the Palestinian people, we welcome you to join us; see details below! 

Our biggest upcoming event is the Run 4 Palestine on Saturday, August 13th; please support that by participating in the run and also helping spread the word about it; if you can't run, donate that registration.. details on that below, along with other tidbits we thought might interest you. 

Run 4 Palestine!
Haithem El-Zabri,
Acting Coordinator. 


Upcoming Events

Film Screening 'The People and the Olive' 
followed by Volunteer Orientation for Run 4 Palestine
Sunday, August 7th at 3:00pm 
Renaissance Academy, 14401 Owen-Tech Blvd, Austin 78728 
By popular demand, we are re-screening this 70-minute documentary about the run across Palestine! The screening is open to the public and admission is free. It is followed by a volunteer orientation for the Run 4 Palestine event next weekend. In collaboration with Muslim Youth of North America - Austin

ICPR August Meeting
Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church -  3208 Exposition Blvd., Austin 78703
We will be discussing remaining tasks for the Run 4 Palestine event as well as the retreat (8/20), upcoming events and opportunities, administrative matters, and more. Bring your ideas and positive energy! Our meetings are open to anyone who supports justice for the Palestinian people, and we always welcome new members and begin meetings with introductions. 


RUN 4 PALESTINE, Global 5K run/2.5K walk
Saturday, August 13th at 9:00 am (run/walk starts at 10:00am)
Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
This 5K run / 2.5K walk on the beautiful Creek Loop trail coincides with 20 other cities running simultaneously for Palestine! Proceeds benefit honors college students in Palestine via Houston-based non-profit, Reach Education Fund. Last year, university tuition was covered for 103 students; this year, with your support, hopefully many more deserving students will benefit! 

Family friendly with a children's play area and concurrent activities for non-runners at the shaded pavilion, including board games, Arabic food for purchase, and a dabke dance celebration at the end!
Register for the run online here (regular $35, students $25)
- Donate your registration to another runner by emailing your receipt to icpraustin@gmail.com (for the $35 registration, we'll give you a run t-shirt! send us your requested size and address when emailing the receipt)


T-shirts: Free for the first 100 registrants! For pick-up at event.. (or if you are donating a registration, email us your size and address and we'll send it to you!). Those completing the run or walk also earn a souvenir medal! 

'Night in Gaza' Presentation & Fundraiser featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert
Friday, October 7th at 7:00pm
Dr. Mads Gilbert is a Norweigan doctor who dropped everything to treat the injured in Gaza's hospitals during the Israeli bombardments of 2006, '08, '11, and '14. He kept a personal camera in his overalls and documented some of what he witnessed. He credits his inspiration to the heroic resilience he saw and will share these stories as well as what we can do and need to do to end the siege of Gaza. Watch Mads in AJ+'s 3-minute 'A Doctor's Prescription for Gaza'Ticket sales benefit  Dallas based non-profit KinderUSA's sustainable aid projects serving Palestinian children

Black Solidarity,
Rio Olympics...


Black Lives Matter Platform decries US complicity in Israel's genocide against the Palestinian People. Jewish Voice for Peace endorses.. 
"The US justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people. The US requires Israel to use 75 percent of all the military aid it receives to buy US-made arms. Consequently, every year billions of dollars are funneled from US taxpayers to hundreds of arms corporations, who then wage lobbying campaigns pushing for even more foreign military aid. The results of this policy are twofold: it not only diverts much needed funding from domestic education and social programs, but it makes US citizens complicit in the abuses committed by the Israeli government. Israel is an apartheid state with over 50 laws on the books that sanction discrimination against the Palestinian people. Palestinian homes and land are routinely bulldozed to make way for illegal Israeli settlements. Israeli soldiers also regularly arrest and detain Palestinians as young as 4 years old without due process. Everyday, Palestinians are forced to walk through military checkpoints along the US-funded apartheid wall." - The Movement for Black Lives

Jewish Voice for Peace endorsed the MBL platform "in its entirety, without reservation" and expressed disappointment in the reaction of several Jewish organizations that have distanced themselves from the movement as a result. 
Palestine Team Arrives in Rio for Olympics!  

International Middle East Media Center:
"Largest Palestinian team to date arrives in Rio for Olympics"

Palestinian blogger Sarah Aziza: 
Why Palestinian Athletes At The Olympics Matter To Me
"..just by arriving in Rio, [Palestinian swimmer Mary Al-Atrash] and her companions will clinch a prize for all Palestinians. On race day, our name will be spoken, our colors seen. My father, now retired, will lean towards his TV, boyish and giddy, as al-Atrash squares off for the her 50-meter swim; hundreds of miles from him, I'll hold my breath and watch along, too. And for a moment, all three of us will experience the quiet exhilaration of being seen." 

Bulletin board at BookPeople
ICPR's Recent Events

'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 with Professor Robert Jensen. 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.  Represented 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.  Daoud Nassar: We Refuse To Be Enemies  4/7, Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Hosted Palestinian farmer and peacemaker from the Tent of Nations in Bethlehem. 
Stand Up for Palestine: Get Involved! 

Connect
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 

Donate
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. 

Spread the word
If you know people who might be interested in the Palestine issue, particularly in the Greater Austin area, please consider forwarding this message to them. Sharing on social media is very helpful too, and can be done using the Facebook and Twitter links at the top of this message. Thank you! 

 
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