by La Voz Staff
The Palestinian Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF) held its annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 19th, 2020. This year the event took place online and featured a virtual conversation among students, elected officials, community leaders, and academicians. The discussion focused on the obstacles that Palestinian students confront. Entitled “Palestinian Ingenuity and Achievement: A Virtual Conversation”. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García participated in this exchange with Dr. Sami Abushehadeh and Baker Awawdeh. Dr. Abushehadeh is a Palestinian scholar and member of the Knesset. He holds a doctoral degree in Middle Eastern history, and wrote his dissertation on Jaffa as a cultural center during the British mandate. Mr. Awawdeh is a prominent Palestinian businessman and Community leader. He has conducted much research about the dire economic situation that the Palestinian people and their families are facing.