A Memorial Tribute to Dr. Eyad el Sarraj

Instilling Hope in Gaza: The Legacy of Dr. Eyad el Sarraj

A Memorial Tribute


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 PM

First Parish in Cambridge, Harvard Square


Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences at the

University of California at San Francisco


Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Music by KENAN ADNAWI (oud) and TAREQ RANTISI (percussion); Images from award-winning photographers.

Dr. Eyad el-Sarraj (1943-2013) was the first psychiatrist in the Gaza Strip and a renowned campaigner for peace with justice who recognized the vital connection between mental health and human rights.

Co-sponsors:  American Friends Service Committee – New England Region, American Jews for a Just Peace – Boston, Arlington Street Church – Social Action Committee, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace, First Church in Cambridge Congregational Palestine Israel Task Team, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Friends of Sabeel New England, Grassroots International, Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights at Boston College’s Center for  Human Rights and International Justice, Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston, Jewish Voice for Peace – National, Mass Peace Action, Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, Physicians for Human Rights Israel, Physicians for Human Rights USA, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility (Section 9 of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association), Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Unitarian Universalistsfor Justice in the Middle East – Massachusetts Chapter, United for Justice with Peace.