2010 Palestine Fair - Saturday

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Like food? Like dancing? Like peace and justice? Then chances are you’ll love the Palestine Fair!

The Nov. 6, 2010, Palestine Fair will celebrate Middle Eastern culture with samples of tasty tabouleh and hummus, traditional Israeli and Palestinian dance and Palestinian crafts like olive wood carvings and pottery, available for purchase.

It will also educate fair-goers about the situation in Palestine/Israel through a live drama, “Seven Jewish Children,” and a panel of Palestinian students studying at area institutions, including Carleton College. Also speaking is Mary Davies, a retired United Methodist missionary, long-time Middle East resident and developer of the elementary/middle school curriculum, “Getting to Know the Children of the Middle East.”

The fair is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., Nov. 6, at the first United Church of Christ, 300 Union St., Northfield. The fair is free and open to the public.

The fair is presented by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, an ecumenical group of community members who organize local events to educate and advocate for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel. Members of the committee are available to speak about their experiences in Palestine/Israel.

For more information about the Palestine Fair or Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, contact committee member Bill McGrath at 507-645-7660.