Fundraiser: “Break It Down - A Gig for Gaza”

June 11, 2009 · Posted in Event · 23 Comments 
June 13, 2009
8:30 pm

The Union Society, Cambridge.
Saturday 13 June, 8:30pm

(Organised by Cambridge Gaza Solidarity)

Rock your socks for Gaza + Break the blockade dancing + Resistance through music

Join us for a whirligig of music from Cambridge’s finest student bands. As they play and we dance, we will enable children in refugee camps to find similar pleasures from music. Live music from:

The Tonic

Innate Immunity

Revolutionary Discipline

AND MORE…

All proceeds go to Al- Kamandjati, a charity which organises musical activity in the occupied territories and refugee camps.

Al- Kamandjati was awarded the prestigious Prince Claus 2006 Award for outstanding cultural achievement, enabling Palestinian children “to explore their cultural heritage, to open themselves to the outside world and for giving them an opportunity to discover their creative potential. The award honours Al-Kamandjati for creating spaces of hope for Palestinian children.”

Fundraiser: Cambridge Symbolic Cycle to Gaza

June 5, 2009 · Posted in Event · 22 Comments 
June 14, 2009
10:00 amto2:00 pm

Convene at Café Project, 22 Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Sunday 14th June, 10:00am

(Organised by Cambridge Gaza Solidarity)

CAMRBIDGE CYCLE TO GAZA!

Join us in a continent-connecting mass-cycle adventure around the Cambridgeshire countryside:

10:00 am >>>> Palestinian brunch at the Café Project, 22 Jesus Lane.

12:00 noon >>>> 36km/2-hour sponsored bike ride.

100+ sponsored cyclists will together travel 3600km - the distance from Cambridge to Gaza - raising money for projects working with local NGOs and charities in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, and at the same time enjoying a relaxed summertime bike ride.

For more information and to PARTICIPATE in the event, go to:
http://cycletogaza.blogspot.com/

REGISTER HERE:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=7wQshbe_2b9osATR0gLa_2bofw_3d_3d

FACEBOOK GROUP HERE (invite all your friends):
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=88264052957

Talk: The Devastating Reality of the War on Gaza

June 4, 2009 · Posted in Event · 26 Comments 
June 22, 2009
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Monday 22nd June, 7.30 – 9.00pm

An evening meeting with Physicians for Human Rights. All welcome.
(Part of a tour organised by Medact and Pax Christi.)

Speakers:
Miri Weingarten
- Advocacy worker for Physicians for Human Rights-Israel
Sr Alicia Vacas
- Comboni Missionary Sister, nurse and member of the Physicians for Human Rights delegation to Gaza, January 2009

On 23 March Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society launched their report into violations of international law during the 22 day offensive in Gaza. Based on numerous first hand testimonies obtained during an international, independent fact-finding mission, it documents causes of death, degree of care for the sick and wounded, and the treatment of medical personnel and facilities.

Physicians for Human Rights–Israel argues that the attack on Gaza revealed a stark decline in Israeli Defence Force treatment of Palestinian civilians.

Contact person for Cambridge event:  Stewart Hemsley, on 01223 315585

Elections: European Election Husting

May 29, 2009 · Posted in Event · 13 Comments 
June 1, 2009
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge
Monday 1st June, 8:00pm

(Organised by Cambridge NO2ID, Cambridge Oxfam Group and Amnesty International Cambridge City Group)

Panel:
Labour: Richard Howitt MEP (no 1)
Liberal Democrats: Andrew Duff MEP (no 1)
Conservatives: Vicky Ford (no 3)
Green Party: Tony Juniper, parliamentary candidate
UKIP: tbc

MEP candidates or party representatives from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and UK Independence parties will be present to state their positions and answer questions from the audience about how they will address international development, civil rights and human rights issues, if elected to the European Parliament.

Attendance is open to all, and free (but donations are appreciated).

Map: http://www.aardvarkmap.net/mape/D8VVUR2D
Parking: The nearest car park is the Grand Arcade

More information about the event on:
http://cambridge.amnesty.org.uk/