Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights University of Ottawa (SPHR) is a student run, non-profit organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation.

March 16, 2009

Event about Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

Were you ever curious about what really took place in Gaza? Ever wondered if the news reportings were accurate? Or even what the humanitarian situation on the ground was like?
If so, join us for a unique lecture, presented by Dr.Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, giving
you a true first hand humanitarian account of the implications brought about
by the offensive on Gaza.

When March 19th, 7:30pm
Where 351 Fauteux, University of Ottawa (57 Louis Pasteur)

Born & raised in Waterloo, Ontario, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy has not only
become a role model for many Canadian doctors and humanitarians, but also an
advocate for peace and human rights. At age 19, he travelled to war-torn
Sarajevo as a United Nations volunteer. At age 21, he cycled across Canada
to raise awareness and more than $20,000 for the Bosnian relief effort.

More recently, Dr. Lawendy has travelled to war-torn Gaza during the latest
crisis and was part of the international medical volunteer team who worked
at a local Gaza hospital. He was able to document and chronicle many of the
events. Currently, he is travelling to various campuses to share his
experiences and provide a first hand humanitarian account from a medical
perspective, continuing to promote his message about the importance of peace
and power of people to effect change.

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