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" Remembrance "- A sacred space to mourn collectively
Date Sunday July 30
Time 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
When: Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 1pm till 9pm

Where: The Secret Garden, 2710A Harrison St. @ 23rd
St. in the San Francisco Mission
District.
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author

Members of the Arab & Arab American communities are
invited to come between 11am-1pm to create the space
for this one-day event

Allies-- please join us from 1pm-9pm SEE BELOW FOR
DETAILS

" Remembrance "
A sacred space to mourn collectively

*** This Sunday, July 30th, members of the Arab and
Arab-American community from all faiths and
backgrounds will come together to create a sacred
space and public altar to display and share offerings
of hope, and other visual expressions of what we are
mourning in the attacks against Lebanon, Palestine,
and Iraq. This altar will be a living testament to
all that we have lost or fear losing in the
devastation of our homelands, our people, and our
lives.

*** We will come together as a community to express
our grief and outrage, and to resist the
dehumanization of our
people. Offerings will be created & placed on the
altar by the Arab and Arab-American community only,
but we invite our non-Arab allies to stand in
solidarity with
us and bear witness.

*** We call on our Arab and Arab-American brothers and
sisters, mothers and fathers to attend this one-day
ceremony, and bring flowers, mementos, incense,
pictures, food, candles, and any offerings as
expressions of your grief and outrage.
Children are welcome and encouraged to attend!


When: Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 1pm till 9pm

Where: The Secret Garden, 2710A Harrison St. @ 23rd
St. in the San Francisco Mission
District.
(Accessible via the the 24th Street
BARTstation)
Look for a wooden gate.

Why: To create an altar in resistance of the
dehumanization of our people to mourn all that we have
lost.


Allies, we encourage your support and solidarity.
Please respect the altar as a sacred space for Arabs
and Arab-Americansto mourn. Your support is welcomed.
Please bring food and
non-alcoholic drinks to share.

This event is initiated with support of
ADCSF's Break the Siege Campaign

Contact/info: Laura Farha - 510-684-7518,
laurafarha@...

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meant ta'send this off be4 but lil'access in desert ...

pass[in] on a sentiment that a lebanese sisterfriend of [my friend]
shared at an emergency community forum wednesday.

she mentioned that it really hurt her to see all the pictures of dead
folks being circulated; that she felt 'this is somebody's dead' ,
this is sacred. somebody's sister, cousin, child, grandmother,
uncle. that we do need to be aware but that she felt we need to
also be respectful, to revere our martyred. i am not directing this
at you of course. i just wanted to share it because it really hit me
hard.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 29th, 2006 11:51 PM
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