The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

2015 – 2020

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can also use the Search box (top right) and the Tag Cloud (bottom of page). The Event tag in particular should list articles on MRSCP activities.

January – February 2015

March 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

  • Madison’s Fair Trade Holiday Festival

January 2016

February 2016

  • Students for Justice in Palestine Palestinian Culture Night
  • Jewish Voice for Peace Panel: Does Free Speech Apply to the Conversation on Israel?

March-April 2016

May-June 2016

Jul – Aug 2016

September – October 2016

November – Dececmber 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May – August 2017

September – October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

  • Monona Terrace Fair Trade Holiday Festival, December 2, 2017
  • Lessons and Carols for Advent, December 3, 2017, First Congregational United Church of Christ. The local Bright Stars of Bethlehem chapter presents its fourth annual Advent Lessons and Carols service to support Dar al Kalima University College in Bethlehem.
  • Rabbi Arik Ascherman, “A Torah of Justice for Israel”, December 5, 2017. Co-sponsored by First Unitarian Society, J Street Madison, the Bethlehem Project of the Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ; Jewish Voice for Peace Madison Chapter; Shaarei Shamayim Inclusive Jewish Community; Bright Stars of Bethlehem; and Madison-Rafah Sister City Project.
  • Moving Past Hate, December 10, 2017. Former White Supremacist Arno Michaelis and an Oak Creek Sikh Temple family member promote peace together. Sponsored by the City of Madison, The Goddard School, WISC-TV3, Madison Magazine, Charles and Elizabeth, BEST BRAINS, Scholz Nonprofit Law LLC, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Office of Dane County District Attorney, The Tamara D. Grigsby Office For Equity and Inclusion, Swagat Indian Restaurant-Madison, and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.



    Ed Kinane on Resistance to Drone Warfare, January 22, 2019

    International Festival at Overture Center, February 23, 2019

    Black Americans and Palestinian Solidarity, February 25, 2019
    UW-Madison Students for Justice in Palestine

    March 1, 2019
    Hashtag to Headlines Speakers on WORT: The speakers for Madison’s 2019 tribute to Rachel Corrie, Ahmed Abu Artema and Jehad Abusalim, were interviewed live on A Public Affair with host Esty Dinur.

    Rachel Corrie Event at First Unitarian Society, March 3, 2019
    Hashtag to Headlines: The Gaza Great March of Return

    March 7, 2019
    Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood Peace and Justice Book Club discussion at the Goodman Public Library, Madison

    March 23, 2019
    David Rovics in Madison, Wil-Mar Community Center

    March 26 – April 14, 2019
    Naila and the Uprising on Wisconsin Public Television’s Women, War & Peace

    April 19, 2019
    Palestinian Culture Night: Existence is Resistance, UW-Madison Students for Justice in Palestine‎

    April 22, 2019
    North America Nakba Tour, UW-Madison Campus

    July 24-25, 2019
    Gaza Freedom Flotilla Comes to Madison!

    August 23, 2019
    Barbara Olson and Tsela Barr: Congress needs to stand against Israeli travel bans

    October 25 – November 17, 2019
    Gaza in Color: Stories from Behind the Wall, Rebuilding Alliance Online Art Auction

    October 27, 2019
    DREAMING OF FREEDOM: Palestinian Youth Under Siege and Occupation with Yousef Aljamal, Gaza Writer and Activist, Rep. Mark Pocan, Christ Presbyterian Church, Madison

    November 19, 2019
    Israeli Attacks on the Gaza Strip, November 12-14

    November 24, 2019
    Orchard Ridge Fair Trade Fair

    December 15, 2019
    Laila Hassan from Women in Hebron in Madison

    December 27, 2019
    Final 2019 Maia Appeal — Clean Water for Kids
    We are now more than halfway to providing another water filter system to a school in Rafah. $16,000 needed to provide clean, safe water for 2,200 students at the the Al-Shuka Preparatory School, the fifth Maia water filter project funded by MRSCP and other citizens of Madison.