Wisconsin, Delaware, Philadelphia: Room Number 4: Exhibit on Israeli arrests of Palestinian children

Following events in Oakland and Albuquerque, the Room Number 4 tour with Sahar Abbasi Baidon, organized by the Middle East Childrens Alliance, is continuing in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Greenville, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over the coming week.

Room Number 4 is a photographic campaign prepared by Madaa Center and War Child Holland that illustrates the violations of Palestinian children’s rights in East Jerusalem. The 12 staged photos are accompanied by written testimonies from the children themselves. Room Number 4 is the name of the Israeli interrogation room at the Russian Compound Detention Center in Jerusalem.

An additional 10 documentary photos of life in occupied East Jerusalem taken by Majd Ghaith will further demonstrate the violations of children’s rights from home demolitions to settler violence.

Come hear from Sahar Abbasi Baidon – Direct from Palestine! Sahar is a mother of four and the deputy director of MECA’s partner, Madaa Silwan Creative Center, in East Jerusalem. Born and raised in Silwan, Sahar and has worked at Madaa focusing on projects to improve life for children and women. She works directly with children who are arrested, and her interviews and research (“The Impact of Child Arrest” a study published by Sahar and Dr. Kasahun) are the basis for the Room Number 4 photo exhibit.


Networking Brunch and Discussion with Sahar
Friday, October 30th, 10 am – 12 pm
Islamic Resource Center
5235 S. 27th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
$10 fee, Open to the Public

Exhibit and presentation
Friday, October 30, 7pm
Ballroom East, 1st Floor
Student Union, UW Milwaukee
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Sponsored by: Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Friends of Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine – UW Milwaukee
Contact: Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, 414-727-4900, staff@mmwconline.org
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Sunday, November 1, 1:30pm
First Unitarian Society of Madison
900 University Bay Drive
Madison WI 53705
Contact: rafahsistercity@yahoo.com

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30pm
Room No. 4 Photo Exhibit and Presentation
St. Joseph on the Brandywine in the St. Joseph Family Center
10 Old Church Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
Contact: delnato@gmail.com
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Thursday, November 5, 7pm
Claudia Cohen Hall (map)
249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Penn Students for Justice in Palestine
Contact: Anan Zahr ananzahr@gmail.com
Co-sponsors Amnesty International at Penn and Penn Arab Student Society
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