AJC Cincinnati 74th Annual Meeting and Dinner: Featuring Mohammed AL Samawi
Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 6:30pm Dinner and Program
How AJC and other interfaith activists came together to save a virtual stranger from war-torn Yemen
Losantiville Country Club
3097 Losantiville Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45213
$50 per person
Bring your friends to hear about the remarkable life of this peace activist, author, and Middle East and North Africa expert. Business casual
Jeff Goldstein and Elida Kamine, Annual Meeting Co-Chairs
Watch a short video about Mohammed and hear from some of the people who helped him escape.
RSVP by Friday, May 4th online at www.ajc.org/cincinnati
Mohammed AL Samawi Born in Sana'a, Yemen, Mohammed grew up as a practicing Muslim, and was raised to think of Jews as his enemy. He has since become a champion of Muslim-Jewish dialogue. Hear about the current humanitarian situation in Yemen and learn the harrowing tale of Mohammed's escape from his apartment building, which was surrounded by extremists, to his safe arrival in the U.S., with the assistance of AJC and others.
Mohammed’s story has been made into a riveting book, The Fox Hunt, and is also in development at Fox 2000 Pictures, with Marc Platt Productions (La La Land, Bridge of Spies) producing, and Josh Singer (Oscar-winning screenwriter of Spotlight) adapting for the screen.
Join AJC and Mohammed for both a very personal story and a broader discussion on protecting the human rights of religious minorities worldwide.