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Rally to Stop the Military Detention of Palestinian Children


Join American Friends Service Committee, American Muslims for Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago in Pilsen for a rally in support of the "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act," featuring one of the bill's current cosponsors, Representative Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)!

The event will take place at 6:00 pm on the evening of Monday, March 12th at Lincoln Methodist Church at 2242 S. Damen St. (accessibility details below).

RSVP HERE to help us track attendance and to make it easier for us to plan on accomodating as many people as possible! Seating will be limited. Please note - RSVPing does not guarantee seating.

Representative Gutierrez will urge Members of Congress to join him and twenty-one other bill cosponsors in ensuring US taxpayer funds aren't being used to support human rights violations against Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces, to enhance transparency, and to demand that Israeli forces comply with international law.

We're going to need volunteers! If you can help with sign-in, ushering, etc. please let us know at this link!

We'll hear personal testimonies about the Israeli military’s mistreatment of Palestinian children from members of Chicago’s Palestinian community. The No Way to Treat a Child Campaign is coordinated by American Friends Service Committee and Defense for Children International - Palestine.

RSVP HERE to join us on March 12 and be a part of moving the United States Congress closer toward ensuring U.S. funds are not subsidizing Israel's prosecution of 500 to 700 Palestinian children in military courts that lack basic safeguards for a fair trial each year. 

ACCESSIBILITY:  The event will take place in the sanctuary on the second floor - unfortunately, it is not wheelchair-accessible as there is no elevator. There will be an overflow room on the first floor - must go over a small step to enter. Stay tuned for exact measurement on height of step. Organizers are working on live Spanish-English translation, stay tuned for confirmation. 

Earlier Event: March 4
Monthly Chapter Meeting
Later Event: April 6
Urgent Action in Support of Gaza