SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019  |  2-5 PM


3149 Waverley, Palo Alto, CA

Join us in celebrating 15 years of raising creative leaders and growing hope in Palestine!

Funds raised will directly support the work of Bright Stars of Bethlehem and its initiatives through Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture.

Afternoon celebration includes wine and appetizer buffet, silent and live auctions, musical performances by Georges Lammam and Gabriel Navia and welcome address by Beth Nelson Chase, Executive Director of Bright Stars of Bethlehem. Rick Steves, travel writer, author, activist and television personality will give the keynote address.

Travel as a Political Act, the title of Rick Steves’ latest book, will also be the theme of his presentation.

$50 Per Ticket 

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About Rick Steves

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is one of America’s most respected authorities on travel. Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves’ Europe, and author of a best-selling guidebook series on European travel, he encourages Americans to travel as “temporary locals.” His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening.

In 2009, Rick tackled a new genre of travel writing with Travel as a Political Act, reflecting on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives, and how travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world.

Rick is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He is also committed to his own neighborhood. He’s an active member of the Lutheran church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger.

Bay Area Celebration – Bright Stars of Bethlehem

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