Rebuilding Alliance is seeking a PR Coordinator to help get the word out about our upcoming tour, entitled "I Care About Peace." On September 21st, International Peace Day, Rebuilding Alliance will be inviting members of Congress, staff, and constituents to join a special briefing, at which Palestinian children will present their Pinwheels for Peace. These children are among thousands of children worldwide who have been making Pinwheels for Peace, writing down what peace means to them and drawing what peace looks like, then forming it into a pinwheel that turns in the wind.
They come from the Palestinian villages of Susiya, Umm al Kheir, and Al Aqaba, all villages that are facing demolition orders by the Israeli Government, all villages deeply committed to peace and justice. Invited by Rebuilding Alliance, an American non‐profit dedicated to rebuilding war‐torn communities and bringing the world together to keep them safe, in addition to the children, the delegation will include Mr. Haj Sami Sadeq, the mayor of Al Aqaba Village, Ms. Raheya Alsbaih, chair of the Al Aqaba Rural Women’s Association, Artist Eid Suleiman Hthaleen who will be joining us from his exhibition in Berlin, and human rights activist Nasser Nawaja who is on staff for the Israeli Human Rights Group, B’Tselem.
Some have experienced the demolition of their home or the homes next door. There is a crisis of demolitions underway in Area C of the West Bank, Palestine. According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, in the first seven months of 2016 the Israeli Government demolished more Palestinian homes, schools, barns, and water cisterns than in any year in the last 10 years.
It is our hope that upon hearing their presentation, that members of Congress will personally make calls to express concern, stop the demolitions, and assure due process.
However, in order for this effort to be successful, there needs to be a good turnout at the September 21st briefing, and we must raise awareness about the children's visit. The PR Coordinator will make contact with journalists and help them find the resources and fact they need in order to write news articles that will increase the turnout at the briefing. This person will work to create a press release detailing the tour and pitch it to various media outlets, then follow up to make sure that accurate information is publicized.
The ideal volunteer PR Coordinator will have experience in public relations and an established network of journalists and access to media outlets, particularly those that cover progressive issues and human rights. This person should be a good communicator, and flexible (able to occasionally come into the office). A background in the subject matter (Israel/Palestine) would be helpful.
- Social Media / Blogging
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Relationship Building
- Public Relations
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