Campus-wide fundraiser to help rebuild homes in Gaza

January 9, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Samantha Watson



Recent violence in the Gaza Strip has left lives in shambles and homes destroyed. This weekend you can do your part to start the rebuilding.

At 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, a dinner will be held in The University of Toledo Student Union Auditorium to benefit the people impacted by the violence in Gaza.

Tickets — $20 for UT faculty, staff, alumni and community members; $10 for UT students; and $50 for families up to five people — can be purchased at Rocket Copy or at the door.

Participants will be served a traditional Palestinian meal at the event hosted by UT Students for Justice in Palestine, the UT Muslim Student Association, LIFE for Relief and Development, and the Toledo community.

LIFE for Relief and Development is the largest United States-founded Muslim-American humanitarian relief and development organization.

The event also will feature a live Dabkeh, a traditional dance performed by the band Turab Beladi, and will be led by Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid, national board member for American Muslims for Palestine and editor of the Al Meezan Arabic newspaper.

For more information or tickets, contact Jameela Abdullah, event coordinator, at 419.508.2266.