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Breaking the Seige of Gaza: Fundraiser Featuring Ann Wright for 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Date Friday February 23
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorPalestine Justice Coalition and others
Emaildjg [at]
Location Details
Peace United Church
900 High St.
Santa Cruz
An Evening with special guest Ann Wright - Breaking the Siege of Gaza: A Fundraiser for the 2018 Freedom Flotilla

Friday February 23rd, 6-9PM, (doors open at 5:30)

Former Army Colonel and US Diplomat Ann Wright comes to Santa Cruz on Friday, February 23rd to raise funds for the 2018 Freedom Flotilla, a group of international boats set to sail this summer to Gaza to bring much needed aid and supplies. She will give an update on deteriorating conditions in Gaza, and the continued efforts to challenge Israel’s occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.

Ann resigned from the US Diplomatic Corps in March of 2003 in protest of the US invasion of Iraq. She has since become an outstanding proponent for peace in our world, and a model of non-violent resistance and change. She has sailed on three of the prior Gaza Flotillas, including the most recent 2016 Women’s Boat to Gaza.

A fundraiser for the upcoming 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, this celebration of the power of nonviolence and the resolve of peacemakers features middle eastern food and music, a short film about Gaza, and a chance to meet Ann and other past Flotilla participants. Doors open at 5:30, refreshments from 6PM, program begins at 7PM. All are welcome with a sliding scale admission from $15 to $100. (no one turned away for lack of funds.) To make a direct contribution:
RSVP requested https//

Breaking the Siege of Gaza is cosponsored by Peace United Church, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Palestine Justice Coalition, Santa Cruz WILPF, Veterans for Peace, Food Not Bombs, CodePink, Jewish Voice for Peace, United Nations Assoc., Peace and Freedom Party, People United for Peace SC County
Added to the calendar on Saturday Feb 17th, 2018 5:57 AM
§Breaking the Siege on Gaza: A Fundraiser for the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
by Peace United in Christ Church (dgj [at] Saturday Feb 17th, 2018 12:08 PM
Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz

Doors open at 5:30
Special guest speaker Ann Wright, a former Army Colonel and US Diplomat who resigned her post to protest the Iraq war will present an update on the situation in Gaza and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli blockade.

This informative evening features Middle Eastern food and music, a short documentary about Gaza fishermen, and a chance to meet Ann and other former flotilla members. Various info tables and displays will be featured.

Admission is a sliding scale from $15 to $100 with no one turned away for lack of funds.
RSVP recommended,
For more information, contact David Grishaw-Jones at dgj [at]
To make a direct contribution go to

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