THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 7 P.M., in Bloedel Hall or via Zoom.
The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme is the leading mental health non-governmental organization in the Gaza Strip. At this Symposium, Gaza Strip psychiatrist Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei will visit in person, and give an update on current conditions. Panelists and the audeince will then discuss intersections with “glocal” social divisions and the best ways forward.
Participants will include
- Imraan Siddiqi, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Washington chapter
- Damon Shadid, Seattle Municipal Court judge
- Jonathan Kanter, Director, Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington, and Core Leadership Team of the Office of Healthcare Equity of UW Medicine.
- Brian Baird, PhD , psychologist and Congressman for 12 years, was one of the first and very few U.S. officials to visit Gaza following the Israeli bombing and invasion of 2008-2009.
This event is co-sponsored by the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Mideast Focus Ministry, The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia's Bishop's Committee for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, US-Gaza Mental Health Foundation, USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Affairs, Jewish Voice for Peace—Health Advisory Council, Jewish Voice for Peace—Seattle chapter, Kairos Puget Sound Coalition, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, and SUPER-UW: Students United for Palestinian Equality and Return at the University of Washington