Google corrected their oversight by placing 236 Palestinian villages on Google Maps — all because Rebuilding Alliance and a remarkable network of friends asked, pushed, prodded, and persevered!
Keynote Speakers accepting the Peacemaker Award in person*:
-U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA District 14)
who persistently called Google to urge them to add all the Palestinian villages in Area C and works tirelessly to keep them standing; (Please note: Rep. Eshoo will speak at 6pm)
-George Zeidan, co-founder of Right to Movement – Palestine
who brought nine Palestinian marathoners to run from Google to Apple last October to get their attention! Their interview on AJ+ received over 750,000 views!
Come enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sajj Restaurant, with tasty appetizers provided by Waterfront Restaurant! Over dessert, enjoy the beautiful music of violin virtuoso Georges Lammam and a raffle with fantastic prizes as we raise funds to launch "Mapping Palestine: a Community Mapathon Program" to put all the missing places in each village on the maps and building advocacy to keep them standing.
* In absentia, the Peacemaker Award will be presented to Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights and the Geospatial Systems Department of the Palestinian Ministry of Local Governments