Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei’s 2018 US Tour Schedule: November 14-28

Yasser Abujamei, MDThis fall we have the incredible opportunity to welcome Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Executive Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, to the United States. We hope you will take the opportunity to meet and hear him speak as he tours from November 14-28! Stay tuned for details and additional opportunities.

Tuesday, November 13: San Bernardino, California

  • Venue: California State University San Bernardino
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Location: CSUSB, College of Education, Room CE 105, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407 (campus map)

The Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, the University Diversity Committee, the Department of Communication Studies, and the Center for International Studies & Programs invite you to a panel discussion, “Living Under Complex Trauma: On Borders, Violence, and Militarism.” The panel will include a talk by Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, a well-known Palestinian psychiatrist and director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programs. He will be joined by Professor Liliana Conlisk-Gallegos, Professor of Communication Studies at CSUSB, to talk about militarizing borders and its impact in the cases of Gaza and the Mexican borders. Professor Conlisk-Gallegos will talk about rarely discussed forms of invisible racist violence, which usually take place at the US-Mexico borders regardless of people’s legal status. Professor Conlisk-Gallegos will share her personal experience crossing the borders most of her life. Dr. Abu Jamei and Dr. Conlisk-Gallegos will draw parallels from the two borders focusing on trauma, especially among children. Email for more information: AMuhtase@csusb.edu

Wednesday, November 14: San Diego, California

  • Venue: APHA International Health Luncheon (session #511.0)
  • Time: 12:30-2 PM
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center 7AB

For more information contact, Cindy Sousa at cindyasousa@gmail.com or Devin Atallah-Gutierrez at datallah@bu.edu.

Thursday, November 15: Portland, Oregon

  • Venue: Tabor Space
  • Time: 7-9 PM
  • Location: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 S.E. Belmont Street in Portland, Oregon

This event is free. We will be asking for donations, as you are able, for the construction of Gaza Community Mental Health Program’s new building to enable them to expand their vital work. Dr. Yasser will talk about life in Gaza in 2018 and about providing mental health care to a population with so many needs. We will also be asking for donations to support the construction of the new building for GCMHP. We hope you can join us for a powerful event and a wonderful evening. We are honored to be able to support the important work of GCMHP. For questions and to RSVP, please email Maxine Fookson at mfookson@gmail.com or call Ned Rosch at 503-381-7011.

Friday, November 16: Olympia, Washington

  • Venue: The Olympia Center, Room 101
  • Time: 12-1 PM. Bring your lunch!
  • Location: 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Please join us for “Mental Health in Gaza Under Siege.” In a lunchtime discussion, Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei will speak about psychological health in Gaza in 2018. Guests are urged to arrive a few minutes before noon and to bring their lunches. Coffee and tea will be provided. Admission is free. Donations are requested to support completion of GCMHP’s new building that will provide expansion of the organization’s vital treatment, training, and education programs. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is proud to join our regional partners and the Gaza Mental Health Foundation in making this event and opportunity possible. For further information, contact info@rachelcorriefoundation.org or call 360-754-3998.

Friday, November 16: Seattle, Washington

  • Venue: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Time: 3 PM
  • Location: Turner Auditorium (D209 in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center)

The UofW, Seattle Department of Global Mental Health and SUPER present “Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei: Mental Health Systems in War: Gaza Community Mental Health Programme.” Stay tune for more information and contacts.

Saturday, November 17: Seattle, Washington

  • Venue: Seattle Mennonite Church
  • Time: lunchtime (details TBA)
  • Location: 3120 NE 125th St. Seattle, WA 98125

Dr Yasser will be the lunch speaker at “The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: Uncovering and Reporting the Truths,” sponsored by Kairos Puget Sound Coalition. For more information, contact Gerri Haynes at iggydog@aol.com, Huda Giddens at hudajg@gmail.com or Mary Segall at mesegall@yahoo.com.

Sunday, November 18: Spokane, Washington

  • Venue: Salem Lutheran Church
  • Time: 2-4 PM
  • Location: 1428 W Broadway Ave, Spokane WA 99201

Details to come. For more information, contact Marianne Torres at 509-995-2232 or mtorres@cet.com.

Monday, November 19: Boston, Massachusetts

  • Venue: Boston University
  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Location: 91 Bay State Rd, Boston 02215

You are invited to join BU Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, the BU Kilachand Honors College, and BU Students for Justice in Palestine as they welcome Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei ابو جامع , who will be giving a talk: “Centering Gaza: Trauma & Resilience on the frontlines.” Please read more and RSVP on Facebook, and download a flyer for posting.

Tuesday, November 20: Boston, Massachusetts

  • Venue: Boston College
  • Time: 12 PM
  • Location: Campion 139, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Join a lunch event at BC as part of the “Rights in Conflict” series at the Center of Human Rights and International Justice with Professor Brinton Lykes. A light lunch will be served. Read the full event description, and register online today! For more information, contact Brinton Lykes at brinton.lykes@bc.edu or Timothy Karcz at timothy.karcz@bc.edu.

Tuesday, November 20: Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Venue: Harvard Medical School
  • Time: 3-4 PM
  • Location: Harvard Medical School, TMEC 106

The Psychiatry Interest Group and the Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative invite you to a conversation with Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei, Psychiatrist & Executive Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP). GCMHP provides crisis intervention and
rehabilitation services to families in Gaza in the context of military occupation, siege, and violent conflict. Refreshments will be served. RSVP link coming soon.

Saturday, November 24: Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Venue: Andala Coffee House
  • Time: 5:30-7 PM
  • Location: 286 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Gaza Mental Health Foundation cordially invites you to an evening of cultural celebration and resilience in support of it’s mental health efforts in Gaza: “Gaza’s on my mind / غزة عَ بالي.” The event will include live performances of Palestinian folk songs accompanied by Oud, stories of trangenerational activism for the cause, as well as selected readings on resilience and self-determination. Our key note speaker will be psychiatrist Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei , the director of the Gaza Mental Health Community Program (GCMHP) who is visiting from Gaza for a US educational tour.  Suggested donation: $35. All proceedings will go to support the ongoing efforts of the GCMHP to provide a state of the art mental health service for the heavily traumatized population in Gaza. Please read more and RSVP on the Facebook event.

Monday, November 26: Washington, DC

  • Venue: Donor Dinner
  • Time: 6-9 PM
  • Location: TBA

This event is invitation only. For more information, contact Brian Barber at 865-300-1615 or bkbarber@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 27: Washington, DC

  • Venue: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Time: 10-11:30 AM
  • Location: TBA

Please join moderator Zaha Hassan and participants Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Brian Barber, Elizabeth Campbell, and Alaa Hammouda for a roundtable discussion. More details to come. For more information, contact Brian Barber at 865-300-1615 or bkbarber@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 28: Washington, DC

  • Venue: Institute for Palestine Studies
  • Time: 12-2:30 PM
  • Location: 3501 M Street NW, Washington, DC

This event is invitation only. For more information, contact Brian Barber at 865-300-1615 or bkbarber@gmail.com.