Canadian Friends of Sabeel is excited to announce that Tarek Loubani will be the featured speaker at this year’s James Graff Memorial Lecture, which will take place November 29 in Toronto!
Dr. Loubani is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, and an emergency room physician at the London Health Sciences Centre and the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza. He is well-known for his humanitarian work as a field medic in Gaza, where he was shot in the leg by the Israeli military in May 2018 while providing health care for injured Palestinians.
Dr. Loubani has combined his humanitarian efforts and medical expertise through the Glia Project, which has developed 3-D print stethoscopes that can be made in under 3 hours for less than $3. This project was inspired by the shortage of basic medical supplies in Gaza caused by Israel’s 11 year illegal blockade. Currently, Dr. Loubani and the Glia research team are working on 3-D print tourniquets to help reduce deaths related to blood loss in Gaza.
This event has been endorsed by the following groups:
Actions for Palestine
Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice
Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)
Canadians For Peace and Justice in the Middle East (CJPME)
Catholics for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land (CJPHL)
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA)
Faculty for Palestine (F4P)
Independant Jewish Voices (IJV)
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) – Canada
Jewish Liberation Theology Institute
Just Peace Advocates
Oakville Palestinian Rights Association
Toronto Palestine Film Festival
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI) – Toronto
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI) – National
Women in Solidarity with Palestine (WSP) – Toronto