Sabeel Colorado and the Colorado chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship bring you a program about this faith-based campaign to end arrests, detentions and prosecution of Palestinian children in the Israeli military courts.
Place : Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda at Fairfax, Denver, CO
Cost : No Charge
Email : email@example.com
Sabeel Colorado and the Colorado chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship bring you a program about this faith-based campaign to end arrests, detentions and prosecution of Palestinian children in the Israeli military courts. Israel is the only nation in the world that prosecutes children by the military; they arrest about 700 children a year.
We’ll watch the short film, Detaining Dreams, and hear from attorney and activist Brad Parker via Skype.
From the No Way to Treat a Child website: “The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge and end Israel’s prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. It is a joint project of Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee.”
Click to watch a five-minute video of teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi.
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.
The proclamation was a presidential order and not a law passed by Congress, so Lincoln then pushed for an antislavery amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure its permanence. With the passage of the 13th Amendment in 1865, slavery was eliminated throughout America (although blacks would face another century of struggle before they truly began to gain equal rights).
Lincoln’s handwritten draft of the final Emancipation Proclamation was destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Today, the original official version of the document is housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. ... See MoreSee Less