Break The Siege: Medical Relief for Gaza
Sunday December 10 at 7pm CST
Via HotHouseGlobal online streaming platforms (HotHouse.net, Facebook and
In 2021, an ad-hoc committee of artists and activists convened for the purpose of raising money for medical relief for Gaza as well as to call for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
We are re-broadcasting the film now to raise additional funds to send to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). PCRF is a non-profit actively working on the ground in Gaza to provide urgent aid to civilians in area with severely limited access to food, clean water, healthcare, and other essential resources.
The organizers of the concert and the assembled presenters donated their labor to create this event. 100% of money raised will directly support the beneficiaries. The event is free to ensure access for everyone, however a minimum suggested donation of $25 is encouraged. The non-profit concert producers are also accepting donations to offset the production expenses via HotHouse (www.hothouse.net).
A broad array of community based NGO’s, solidarity organizations, religious congregations, peace activists and others ( listed below), originally supported this event with endorsements and co sponsorships. Via this extended network of social media outreach the organizers received a global audience who tuned in in the 2021event.
This encore program will be exclusively broadcast via the HOTHOUSE GLOBAL streaming channels on Facebook and YouTube and on our website. HotHouse is an award-winning non-profit arts and education institution in Chicago that has programmed international events for 37 years. Its foray into online streaming of arts and culture programming commenced with the pandemic and since April of 2020, HotHouse has created more than 40 important online events that have attracted more than 1 million viewers world wide. At HotHouse, we are committed to combatting social injustices around the world, and we condemn violence of any kind toward innocent lives.
Hosts: Leena Odeh and Ronnie Malley
James Falzone, Michael Miles, George Crotty/Oisin Hannigan, + AZIZ, Canadian Arabic Orchestra, National Arab Orchestra, Marty McCormack, El Wadi Ensemble, Nedal Hamdan, Clarissa Bitar, Caravan of Praise, Ronnie Malley, Hani Dahshan, Omar Offendum, Kayem, Brooklyn Nomads, Vijay Iyer, Frank Waln, Hadi Eldebek, Amir El Saffar, Rami Gabriel, Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta, Rabbi Brant Rosen, Abuseraj Nader / PCRF, Norman Finkelstein, Paula Roderick, Siham Rashid and Dr. Wajjeh Abu Zarifa
The event poster was adapted from an original piece of art entitled “ We Shall Return” and was included with permission of the artist: Imad Abu Shtayyah
ORIGINAL ENDORSERS AND CO-SPONSORS
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, American Friends Service Committee, Arab American Action Network, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Intercultural Music Production, Jewish Voices for Peace – Chicago, Tzedek Chicago, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace, Justice in the Middle East, UIC Arab American Cultural Center
Palestine Legal, US Palestinian Community Network, United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR), Brant Rosen, Marilyn Katz, James Early, Barbara Engel, Rick Perlstein, Susan Gzesch, Esty Dinur, Jamilla Deria, Bill Ayers, Dr. Hind al-Sharif, Dr. Nabil al-Sharif, Tom Frouge / Avocado Artists /Globalquerque, Bernadine Dohrn, Jan Susler, Joe Sims Co-Chair, CPUSA, Alice Kim, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jennifer Bing Canar
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