Join the newly opened Palestine Museum for a special talk by Mohammed Eid, a 29-year-old Palestine refugee. Mohammed grew up in Rafah camp in the Gaza Strip, where the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) provides education, health and job programs, and food assistance to more than one million people (50% of the population).
A graduate of UNRWA schools and a former UNRWA employee, Mohammed is now a Rotary Peace Fellow pursuing a master's degree in Global Studies and International Development through a joint program at the UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University in North Carolina. Join to hear Mohammed's story of what life is like living and growing up in Gaza, the role UNRWA plays in his life, and how the US government's de-funding of UNRWA will impact the lives of millions of refugees and destabilize the region.
Mohammed will be joined by UNRWA USA's Program Manager, Lori Mosher, who will be available to discuss ways Americans can support UNRWA's work.
The talk is free; however, due to limited space, tickets are required in advance.