OWU Alumna to Run Across Palestine, Spend Six Months in West Bank

Claire Everhart ’10 to Intern with Palestine Fair Trade Association

(Photo courtesy of Claire Everhart ’10)

In 2011, Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Claire Everhart ran across Ethiopia, raising money to help build schools. A year later, she’s preparing for another marathon with a mission.

From Feb. 4-8, Everhart, a 2010 alumna, will run across Palestine and then spend six months in the West Bank interning with the Palestine Fair Trade Association. During her internship, she will research water-rights issues between Palestine and Israel as well as the devastation of Palestinian agriculture by wild boars.

Everhart, an international studies major and Spanish minor, will talk about her experience running across Ethiopia and outline her upcoming trip to Palestine at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 when she speaks in downtown Delaware at Beehive Books and Global Village Collection, 25-27 N. Sandusky St.

She also has created a blog, Learning from Palestine, which includes information on how to support her upcoming run, which will raise funds to buy olive trees for Palestinian farmers and to provide educational scholarships for their children.

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