The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Local Art Auction To Support Humanitarian Aid For Gaza


8 O’CLOCK BUZZ & Nicholas Wootton, WORT, JUNE 24, 2024

For the past 21 years, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project has sought to foster person-to-person relationships with residents of the southern Palestine city of Rafah. Previous humanitarian projects for the people of Rafah, including water purification systems, mental health resources, a playground, a children’s library, a house reconstruction, and more.

Now, as the Israeli-Hamas war enters its tenth month, the need for humanitarian aid has never been greater.  The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project will host Art for Gaza 2024, a silent art auction, with all proceeds going to the Middle East Children’s Alliance.

Some of the artwork for auction
Cassandra Dixon

Cassandra Dixon works as a carpenter in Madison, volunteers for the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, and has made several aid trips to Palestine. Cassandra spoke with Monday Eight o’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing to talk about the art auction and about the how war in Gaza is affecting the civilian population.

All photos courtesy Cassandra Dixon





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