Abir's Garden Playgrounds for a Safe Place to Grow

 
$28,543
$13,157
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Jun 26, 2009

The Courage of Conscience Speaking Tour

Andrea LeBlanc with Bassam Aramin and Yaniv Reshef in Washington
Andrea LeBlanc with Bassam Aramin and Yaniv Reshef in Washington

It was a remarkable speaking tour, bringing Combatants for Peace Bassam Aramin and Yaniv Reshev to speak in 6 East Coast states. The tour began on February 27th and ended on March 27th. In just one month, we spoke at a total of 63 events, including 14 synagogues, 4 mosques, many churches, universities, and 3 high schools. The Combatants for Peace were invited to give a press conference at the United Nations, and they visited with congressmen and senators. Senator Kerry met with them twice, saying he too is now a combatant for peace.

This tour was sponsored by the Rebuilding Alliance, the Peace Abbey, and September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Andrea LeBlanc lost her husband in the second plane to hit the World Trade Center on 9-11-01. She too, spoke on this speaking tour, describing her decision to seek message of restoration and hope.

Our tour raised enough to cover the costs of the speaking tour and also nearly half of what is needed to build the playground in Si'ir. Please help us raise the rest so the Combatants for Peace can start construction this fall!

Bassam and Yaniv at the State Department
Bassam and Yaniv at the State Department

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Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
San Mateo, California United States

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