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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 & Upcoming Events!
Salam, Friends!
What a devastating yet inspiring presentation by Dr. Mads Gilbert on Friday! A painful reminder that Gaza's entire population continues to suffer under an inhumane ongoing siege of the small enclave. And precisely why our work in advocating for Palestine is so crucial and urgent. 

ICPR's monthly meeting takes place on the second Thursday of every month, so our next one is coming up this Thursday, Oct. 13th. We discuss business matters and solidarity organizing; please consider joining us! Westminster Presbyterian Church at 3208 W. Exposition Boulevard. 

Onwards for Palestine!
-Haithem El-Zabri, Acting Coordinator. 
ICPR does not currently have any upcoming events this month but here are some others of related interest:

Austin Stands with Standing Rock 
Tuesday, October 11th, Noon to 8 pm
The Capitol steps, 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin 78701 
Standing Rock Reservation is fighting against corporate destruction of our environment (the North Dakota pipeline through the Missouri river) and the trampling over indigenous rights. Palestine activists have been vocal in supporting this cause, including delegations that have gone to the camp in solidarity. This vigil is taking place simultaneously in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio. Austin's program includes a drum circle at 6:00 and a Palestine prayer at 7:00pm. Click here for Facebook event page. #NoDAPL 

Israel/Palestine: An Act of Seeing (art exhibit opening) 
Friday, October 14th, 6 - 9 pm
Prizer Gallery, 2023 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin 78702 
A series of photos by Mocha Jean Herrup paired into seamless diptychs whose juxtapositions evoke connection and exclusion, reflecting the picture taker's own awareness of radicalized seeing and passive acts of demarcation. Followed by a respondent talk on 10/16 and an artist narrative on 10/23, both at Friends Meeting House (3701 E. MLK Blvd.) at 3:00 pm. Click here for Facebook event page.

"On the Side of the Road" film screening with director  
Saturday, October 15th, 5 - 9 pm
Friends Meeting of Austin, 3701 E. MLK Blvd, Austin 78721 
Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis' collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 and attempts to shed a light on the country's biggest taboo. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the Nakba and then turns the camera on herself, her experience, and her awakening. She joins us from Canada on a Texas tour that includes San Antonio (10/13) and Houston (10/14). Austin's event starts with dinner at 5:00; film screening begins at 6:00. Open to the public and free (donations accepted). Click here for trailer.

Palestinian Cultural Gala / Fundraiser for PCRF
Saturday, October 15th, 7 - 11  pm
El Palacio Event Center, 9414 Parkfield Drive, Austin 78758
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is hosting this fundraiser benefiting the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund. Proceeds go towards building Gaza's first pediatric cancer department. The evening includes exhibitions, auction, comedy, and live music. Tickets available here.  

Solidarity Delegation to Mexico's Maquiladoras
Friday, October 21st - 23rd
Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (ATCF)
In defiance of the official story about "free trade" agreements, such as NAFTA, ATCF takes delegations to the maquiladora communities four times a year bringing people from the US who want to see for themselves and visit with the workers. A prime outgrowth of "free trade", maquiladoras are foreign-owned low-wage factories on Mexican soil, manufacturing and assembling goods for export, mostly to the US. International agreements exempt them from Mexican tariffs and taxes and in some cases respect for Mexican laws. The driver on this trip is a Palestinian ICPR member!  More information here.

ICPR's Recent Events
'Night in Gaza, featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert' 10/7, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Reception, presentation, book signing and fundraiser for KinderUSA. Run 4 Palestine 8/13 Old Settlers Park, Round Rock. 5K run benefiting honors college students 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 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! 

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 monthly business meeting is on the second Thursday of every month at Westminster Presbyterian Church on 3208 Exposition Blvd. New members always welcome!  

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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