Betsey Piette

Betsey Piette, Playgrounds for Palestine Treasurer is a retired accountant with over 12 years experience in the non-profit field, and 15 years experience as a Business Manager for a childcare center.  Piette has been a life-long supporter of Palestinian rights, first as a student activist in the 1970’s and most recently an organizer of many demonstrations against Israeli occupation of Palestine.  She is one of the founding PfP board members.

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PfP SkateQilya featured on NBC News

From NBC News:  The following article on SkateQilya, a project sponsored by PfP, appeared on NBC online SEP 2 2017, 5:30 AM ET Skateboarding Camp Helps Palestinians See Beyond West Bank Walls by PETRA CAHILL and LAWAHEZ JABARI Abdullah Milhem takes to the air on a ramp at SkateQilya in the West Bank. Adam Abel

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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.