What:               Youth participating in We Are Not Numbers will launch a 50-day

                        campaign to re-claim their summer and their Ramadan, which was

                        snatched from them in 2014 by the Israeli assault, “Operation Protective Edge.” 

The writers will join a graffiti artist to declare “We Are Not Numbers” , and preview their One Year Later campaign. For 50 days, July 8-Aug. 26, the 30 writers and a network of artists who are joining them for solidarity will post a new story, video, photograph, etc. each day that tells the truth about Gaza and its 1.8 million residents.


When:            10 a.m., Wednesday, July 8


Where:          The wall in front of Alkatepa Mosque, in between Ansar and Alazhar



Who:              Ramy Abdu, PhD, chair of Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor (sponsor

                      of We Are Not Numbers)

Participating writers: http://wearenotnumbers.org/home/Writers


We Are Not Numbers (wearenotnumbers.org) was formed in January by an American journalist volunteering for Euro-Med Monitor. Her goal: to help Gaza youth reach Western audiences with their stories, in their own words. Not Numbers targets developing English writers age 18-29 – a large but often-neglected group that is hit hardest by unemployment and despair. Twenty-one percent of Gaza’s population is between 15 and 24, and an estimated 60 percent are unemployed. Each writer is paired with a published author from around the world who serves as mentor and coach. Included among the mentors and speakers are such luminaries as Susan Abulhawa (author of Mornings in Jenin), Miko Peled (author of The General’s Son) and Ramzy Baroud (author of My Father the Freedom Fighter and founder of The Palestine Chronicle).