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Rise up for Refugees: A Benefit for UNRWA

  • First Unitarian Church┬áBuchan Reception Hall 1226 Southwest Salmon Street Portland, OR 97205 (map)

Palestine Refugees Need Your Help!

The lives, rights, dignity, and future of over 5 million children, women, and men are at risk after the abrupt withdrawal of US funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Since 1950, UNRWA has provided this vulnerable community with quality education, healthcare, protection, employment, and essential services, pending a just and lasting solution for their plight. Now, this vital relief and development agency faces the greatest challenge in its proud history.

Benefit Dinner

In response, we invite you to join us for an educational benefit dinner to raise awareness and support for UNRWA and the refugees it serves. Dinner will include a talk given by keynote speaker Mohammed Eid (Palestine refugee from Gaza, UNRWA beneficiary and former employee, and current Rotary Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University). 

Palestinians who have received UNRWA support will share their stories. Join us and be part of the campaign to make a difference! Tax-deductible donations made to UNRWA USA are greatly appreciated and can be made on this platform any time through December 28, 2018.

This event is presented by the United Nations Association of Portland. 


6 pm: Reception, networking, and resources tabling
6:30 pm: Buffet dinner catered by Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine
7 pm: Program begins featuring a presentation by Mohammed Eid 


First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall
1226 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205

Parking Information

U-Park: SW 12th between Main and Salmon
City Center: SW 11th and Main
Lawyer's Lot: SW Main between 12th and 13th 
Accessible by Public Transit