Founder of Middle East Children’s Alliance to speak in Blue Hill

Posted Nov. 05, 2012, at 11:17 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Blue Hill Library, 5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, Maine

BLUE HILL, Maine — Local supporters of Middle East Children’s Alliance will host the organization’s founder and director Barbara Lubin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Howard Room, Blue Hill Libary, 5 Parker Point Road.

With hundreds of supporters in Maine, the Middle East Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit organization working for the rights of children in the Middle East by sending humanitarian aid, supporting projects for children and educating North American and international communities about U.S. foreign policy on children in the region.

The event will raise funds for a water purification unit at the UN Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired, which provides education and rehabilitation for children with disabilities. All funds contributed at or before the event will go to the project.

The evening is also sponsored by Peaceworks, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, University of Southern Maine Women and Gender Studies, Peace Action Maine, Maine Voices for

Palestinian Rights and Maine Veterans for Peace.

Lubin also will speak at 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 10, at United Church of Christ,  150 Congress Ave., Bath, Maine; and at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at First Universalist Church, 354 Broadway, Rockland, Maine.