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Philly BDS is a creative partnership working for human rights in Israel/Palestine. We support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign called for by Palestinian civil society in 2005.
Our website is currently down due to technical difficulties, but will be up shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information on the BDS movement, see: For more information on PhillyBDS, please contact us at phillybds(at)

Important Upcoming Events

Fundraiser for GAZA (a family-friendly event with performances by Farah Siraj and the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble)
Friday, August 1 from 6-10 pm

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, a broad coalition of local Philadelphia groups* and artists have come together to raise money for the people of Gaza and lift our spirits through an evening of family-friendly activities as well as music, song, and performance art dedicated to the people of Gaza. Proceeds will go to KinderUSA and Islamic Relief Fund, which will provide direct humanitarian relief to the people of Gaza.

Come celebrate the indomitable spirit of sumud (Arabic for steadfastness) of the Palestinian people.

Fundraiser for GAZA

Friday, August 1, 2014
6:00-10:00 PM
Hosted by AFSC at the Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA
(We will be collecting a $5-$20 sliding-scale suggested donation at the door.)
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This family-friendly fundraiser will include:

From 6:00-8:30 PM:

From 8:30-10:00 PM:

*Co-sponsoring groups include: American Friends Service Committee, Philly BDS, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Jewish Voice for Peace-Philly, Temple University Students for Justice for Palestine, Playgrounds for Palestine, Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace, Christian-Jewish Allies of Greater Philadelphia, Tikkun Olam Chavurah, Grandparents for Peace in the Middle East, Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation, Philadelphia International Action Center, Penn for Palestine.