November 18, 2014

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish shares message of peace with Port Credit students

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish will share a message of peace with Port Credit Secondary School students on Nov. 26. He will speak about his book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey, and the work he does to promote peace between Palestine and Israel.

“We couldn’t ask for a better speaker to empower our students as advocates for peace and cooperation,” says Abedeen Remtulla, principal of Port Credit. “Dr. Abuelaish’s heartfelt story encourages students to rise above bias as they become global citizens and positively impact the world around them.”

Lauren Lowe, an English teacher at Port Credit, read an article written by Dr. Abuelaish asking that Canadians petition the government to allow 100 wounded Palestinian children into Canada for medical treatment. Lowe organized an online petition that has gained more than 43,000 signatures and invited Dr. Abuelaish to visit Port Credit.

Dr. Abuelaish, was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. He wrote the international bestseller I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey about his campaign for cooperation and mutual understanding after his daughters and niece were killed in the Gaza conflict. He is the founder and president of the Daughters For Life Foundation and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Abuelaish will speak at 12:10 p.m. at Port Credit located at 70 Mineola Rd. East in Mississauga. 

Media contact: 
Lauren Lowe, Teacher, Port Credit Secondary School, 905-912-1899, [email protected] 

Matthew Anderson, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 3567, [email protected] 

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