For the past 10 years, Existence is Resistance has taken hand selected youth, activists, and artists to Palestine and the Occupied '48 Territories on annual tours conducting workshops in various refugee camps and youth centers.
These trips prove to always be a life-changing experience for everyone involved building long-lasting relationships between youth in Palestine and our delegates from various global communities.
Existence is Resistance is raising money to fund their 2019 Tour which includes building a playground in the Black Palestinian Bedouin city of Rahat.
About the Playground:
For the past several years Existence is Resistance has been working on a documentary, "Black in the Holy Land", in collaboration with 1930 Productions which exposed EIR to the different needs of the various Black Palestinian communities.
The 2017 Tour met with a Bedouin Black Palestinian community in Rahat which was in dire need of a communal space for kids. EIR committed to raise funds to help build a playground while creating jobs for the project for members of the community.
A portion of the funds raised will be used to purchase construction material and hiring the necessary staff to build and maintain the park. (Donation Goal: $25,000)
We aim to raise the amount by April 2019 in order to donate the funds on our next tour.
Sponsoring a delegate is $2,500 which covers their transportation, accommodation and food throughout the tour. We are looking to take a delegation of at least 30 people in 2019 (Donation Goal: $75,000). EIR plans to make 2019 the biggest delegation in the history of the organization.
Building the park in the Rahat community would be a major achievement for EIR as we start to see years of relationship-building translate into tangible results. We hope this to be one of many projects that assists underserved communities in Palestine.
We greatly appreciate your donation and we hope you enjoy the event.