Samir El-Omari

Samir El-Omari is an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville. He is a second-generation Palestinian refugee from Jaffa. Samir joined Playgrounds for Palestine – Madison chapter since his arrival in Madison in 2007 and now is running this chapter. The last project funded by the Madison chapter was built summer 2016 in Tel Remeida – Hebron.

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2019 Annual Gala. Thank you!

Thank you so much for coming out to support Playgrounds for Palestine at our annual gala! It was an incredible night of food, music, and fun. Thank you to our wonderful patrons, volunteers, speakers, staff, and to Olive Press Eatery for catering.

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Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives, can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world where everyone is an equal and valued participant.