Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington, DC

August 30, 2018 in News by RBN Staff


Source: WHTT

We met AnaMichele Babyak on our month long Iktashef Experience in Palestine that was sponsored by the Holy Land Trust. AnaMichele is a college student in the DC area, who has become quite an activist for the Palestinian cause. Her current project is helping with the opening of the first Palestinian museum in the DC area. Her appeal to help follows. If you can’t give financially, your help to spread the word on social media will be greatly appreciated. [Ed.-TEC]

AnaMichele Babyak (r.) looks on as Tariq Hathaleen (l.) explains that the land for the Beduoin village of Um-al-Kheir, near Hebron in the West Bank of Palestine, was purchased in 1965 with 100 camels by Tariq’s grandfather. There was no Israeli settlement in this 1969 aerial map. (Photo by Tom Compton)

AnaMichelle interacting with the children of Um-al-Kheir.

Our Iktashef Experience group helped with a project at Um al Kheir. See the story, “Um-al-Kheir Palestinian Bedouin Village Under Siege By IDF.”

Three days after our Iktashef group helped the villagers of Um-al-Kheir, the IDF came in and destroyed three of their structures. That’s enough for any compassionate person to become an activist for Palestinian rights.


Hello! My name is AnaMichele Babyak and I am reaching out on behalf of The Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP)!

The Museum of the Palestinian People started in 2014 as a series of traveling exhibits to share the rich history, vibrant arts and culture, and resilience  of the Palestinian people. We are excited to share that we will soon have a permanent home in the heart of Washington, DC! We are currently renovating the space and preparing the first exhibit, (Imaging the Future of Palestine), and we hope to open our doors to the public by this Fall.

We would love for you to join the community of partners supporting our mission of having a dedicated space for Palestinians to tell their own stories, stories that encompass the rich history, vibrant arts and culture, and spirit of a people who thrive even in the face of adversity.

Consider these ways of supporting the Museum of the Palestinian People:

Contribute to our campaign: MPP launched a fundraising campaign, Open Our Doors, (, with a goal of raising $200,000 to renovate the space into the nation’s first Museum of Palestinian People. Learn more here

Help spread the word by sharing with your network! MPP has come this far thanks to the generosity of donors, volunteers, and other supporters, but we still have a ways to go. Please share our fundraising campaign with your network and organization’s supporters to help us raise awareness about our work. We attached a draft email that you can customize as well as additional materials to share with your network. It’d be great if you can also share our fundraising campaign on social media.

Let’s be friends! Follow us and promote MPP through your social media accounts: We are always looking for more followers to share our exciting updates with on social media. Whether your organization is on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, help us reach a wider audience by liking our page, following us, and promoting our page with your followers. This will help us reach more people and raise awareness about our vision of creating a Palestinian hub in the heart of D.C.

We have attached helpful materials you can use when sharing the news of the Museum of the Palestinian People with your networks either through email or on social media! We appreciate your support and look forward to working together to open our doors! Please contact us if you have any questions and if we can provide any other helpful materials!

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with the fundraising campaign!

Facebook –
Instagram – @museumpalestinianpeople
Twitter – @MPPDC