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MORE BUSES LEAVING FROM NEW YORK

If your interested in buses leaving from New York, please leave a comment with your location, and I will find the closest bus to you.

Right now, HVICC has a bus that is still not full.
If your anywhere near Mohegan Lake, NY let me know, and I will give you the details.

tickets are $35

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Buses going to Gaza Protest in DC on 1/10/09

ILLINOIS

Chicago, IL
Transportation to DC

Bus departs on Friday, Jan. 9 at 7 pm from the Back of the Art Institute of Chicago on Columbus Ave. between Monroe & Jackson. Bus returns early Sunday Morning.

Bus Tickets are $100 — just to cover the cost of the bus — and can be purchased online by clicking here.You can also pay in cash at the ANSWER Office:

3334 W. Lawrence (Brown Line – Kimball Stop)
The office will be open Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 4 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 8: 12 pm to 8 pm, and Thursday, Jan. 9: 12 pm to 8 pm . For more information, call: 773-463-0311

NEW YORK

New York, NY
Transportation to DC

All buses depart at 6am on Saturday, January 10th, and return around 10pm on the same day. The cost is $40 for a round-trip ticket. These are the bus locations:

1) Union Square / 14th St. (Downtown Manhattan): L,N,Q,R,4,5,6 trains
2) Bay Ridge Ave and 4th (Brooklyn)

Click here to buy your bus ticket online

You can also pay in cash at the ANSWER office:
2295 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (near the corner of 135th St.)
Take the 2/3 or B/C to 135th St.

For more information and to get involved, call the ANSWER office at 212-694-8720.

NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte, NC
Transportation to DC

Vans will leave Charlotte on Sat., Jan. 10 at 5:00 am from The MAS Community Center at 4301 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215. Vans will leave DC that same day at 6:00 pm to return to Charlotte. To reserve a seat contact David Dixon at 704-492-5226 or email charlotteaction@gmail.com with “J10 Rides” as the subject. There will be a small fee to cover gas & rental. Volunteers needed to drive. Updates, changes & any additional info will be posted at http://www.charlotteaction.blogspot.com/.

Organized by Action Center For Justice & Muslim American Society Charlotte

Many Religious places and other organizations are organizing buses for this event. Contact them for more information. Otherwise, continue to check this page for any updates.

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UPDATED LIST OF DEMONSTRATIONS

LET GAZA LIVE!
Stop the U.S./Israeli War
Against the Palestinian People

National March in Washington
Saturday, January 10
Assemble at the White House (north side) at 1:00 PM

Click here for more information about the National March in Washington, D.C.

Calendar of Demonstrations

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to info@answercoalition.org so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails.

Please also submit reports and photos to info@answercoalition.org.

ARKANSAS

Little Rock, Arkansas
Tuesday, January 6
6:00 pm
Steps of State Capital (intersection between Woodlane & Capitol Avenue)

CALIFORNIA

Anaheim, CA
Sunday, January 4
1:00 pm
512 S. Brookhurst St. (between Orange Ave. & Broadway)
Initiated by: Al-Awda Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Chapters, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans and ANSWER Coalition. All progressive organizations and individuals are encouraged to endorse.
For more info about L.A.-Area Protests contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or answerla@answerla.org or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or mahmud@al-awda.org.

Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, January 2
5:00 pm
Corner of Bristol & Anton (South Coast Plaza entrance)
Contact: 714-956-5037

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, January 6
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate (6380 Wilshire Blvd.)
For more info about L.A.-Area Protests contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or answerla@answerla.org or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or mahmud@al-awda.org.
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
12 noon
Westwood Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Blvd.)
For more info about L.A.-Area Protests contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or answerla@answerla.org or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or mahmud@al-awda.org.
Car pooling from Ventura County:
Thousand Oaks, 10:30 am at TO Trans Center, Rancho & Hwy 101
Contact 805-241-0708 or answervc@riseup.net
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd, LA (between Crescent Heights & San Vicente)
Friday’s action is initiated by Al-Awda. Other sponsoring organizations include ANSWER Coalition, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Arab Community Center of the Inland Empire, General Union of Palestinian Women, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Palestine Aid Society, Palestinian American Congress, International Action Center, Free Iraq Now, Orange County Friends of Palestine, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Women in Black, Middle East Fellowship of Southern California, Friends of Sabeel/Los Angeles, Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim American Society, Islamic Center of Hawthorne and others.
For more info call 213-251-1025 or e-mail answerla@answerla.org.

San Deigo, CA
Sunday, January 4
1:00 pm
Balboa Park at the Fountain
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
Details to be announced
For further information about the San Diego Demo and to endorse contact Al-Awda at 760-685-3243, zahi@al-awda.org or Free Palestine Alliance at 619-980-0677, yabudayyeh@sbcglobal.net.

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, January 3
5:00 pm
Powell and Market Sts. (Powell BART Station)
Contact: 415-821-6545, answer@answersf.org
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
11:00 am
San Francisco Civic Center
Contact: 415-821-6545, answer@answersf.org
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
2:30 pm
Powell and Market St. (Powell St. BART station)
Organized by activists in the Bay Area Arab community, allies and supporters of Palestine.
Co-Sponsors: Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Al-Awda – The Palestine Right of Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine, General Union of Palestine Students, Students for Justice in Palestine, National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, ANSWER Coalition, International Solidarity Movement
Contact: GazaAction@gmail.com

San José/Santa Clara, CA
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Gather on the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester Blvd (near the Valley Fair Mall)
Organized by South Bay Mobilization and San José Peace and Justice Center, and endorsed by the ANSWER Coalition – SF Bay Area
Contact: 408-297-2299

Santa Clara, CA
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Winchester Blvd.

Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday, January 4
5:00 pm
Courthouse Square
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
Contact: contact@peaceandjusticesonomaco.org

CONNECTICUT

New Haven, CT
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Federal Building: 141 Church St.
Contact: 203-606-0319, connecticut@answercoalition.org
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
12 noon
Federal Building: 141 Church St.
Contact: 203-606-0319, connecticut@answercoalition.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C.
National March
Saturday, January 10
1:00 pm
Assemble at the White House (north side)
Sponsoring organizations: ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, American Muslim Task Force, National Council of Arab Americans, Al-Awda – International Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and hundreds of other organizations
Contact: 202-544-3389 x14, dc@answercoalition.org
Click here for the flyer (PDF can be viewed, printed and reproduced)

FLORIDA

Miami, FL
Sunday, January 4
1:00 PM
Israeli Consulate: 100 North Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Boulevard
Initiated by ANSWER FL and the South FL Palestinian Solidarity Network

Orlando, FL
Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
Orlando Fashion Square Mall (in front of Smokey Bones): 3309 East Colonial Dr

St. Petersburg
Saturday, January 3
7:30pm
2nd Avenue and 2nd Street, N (Downtown) 33701
Organized by St. Pete for Peace
Contact: info@stpeteforpeace.org

ILLINOIS

Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Old Water Tower Building: 806 North Michigan Ave.
Sponsored by the Coalition for Justice in Palestine, International Solidarity Movement, ANSWER Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
3:00 pm
Gather at Tribune Plaza: 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Contact: 773-463-0311, answer@chicagoanswer.net
BUSES LEAVING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS TO FRIDAY’S RALLY
Mosque Foundation- 7360 W 93rd St, Bridgeview, IL
ICCI Mosque- 6435 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Islamic Foundation Mosque- 300 W Highridge, Villa Park, IL
MCC- 4380 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
Please email info@ampalestine.com or call (773) 951.2020 if you are interested!
Sponsored by (list in formation): American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Chicago, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion (CAMY), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper, International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago, Mosque Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Muslim Student Association (MSA)-University of Chicago, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Palestine Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP), Palestinian American Community Center, Peace Pledge-Chicago, United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Northwestern University (NU), SJP University of Illinois-Champaign, SJP-University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Wright College Students for Peace and Justice

Champaign, IL
Saturday, January 3
2:00-4:00pm
University Ave. and State St. (SE corner of West Side Park), downtown
Sponsored by AWARE (Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort) of Urbana-Champaign, IL
Contact: aware@anti-war.net

INDIANA

Bloomington, Indiana
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Monroe County Courthouse Square (southeast corner): Kirkwood Ave. & Walnut Street
Sponsored by Indiana Students Against War and Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

KANSAS

Lawrence
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Gather at the Douglas County Courthouse: 11th and Massachusetts
Organized by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and KU student group Voices for Palestine

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Copley Square
March and Rally to Start and End at Copley Square
Organized by an Ad-Hoc Coalition of Arab-American, Muslim and Pro-Palestine Groups
Local Contact: ANSWER Boston 857-334-5084 or Boston@ANSWERCoalition.org

Northampton, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Courthouse on Main Street

MISSOURI

Springfield
Friday, January 2
4:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Glenstone and Battlefield
Organized by the Peace Networks of the Ozarks

St Louis, MO
Sunday, January 4
7:00 – 7:30 pm: regular Sunday evening vigil
7:30 pm: Demonstration
in front of College Church, Grand & Lindell
* * * * *
Monday, January 5
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Channel 4-TV: 1 So. Memorial Drive
* * * * *
Tuesday, January 6
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office: 5850 Delmar (East of Skinker & West of DeBaliviere)
* * * * *
Wednesday, January 7
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Rep. Russell Carnahan: 8764 Manchester (corner of Brentwood)
* * * * *
Thursday, January 8
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sen. Kit Bond: 7700 Bonhomme (corner of Hanley)
* * * * *
Friday, January 9
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Rep. Wm, Lacey Clay: 625 No. Euclid (corner Delmar)
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10: Big Rally & March
12 noon – 2:00 pm
Start at City Hall in U-City, on Delmar (near Lions Gate)

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, NM
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Nob Hill: Central and Tulane

NEW YORK

New York City, NY
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Times Square: 42nd and 7th Ave.
Followed by a march to the Israeli mission
(Trains: N,Q,R.S,W,1, 2,3,7 to Times Square)
Endorsed by: Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NY, Arab Muslim American Federation, MAS-NY (Youth Center), National, Queens, NJ, Yonkers, The General Union of Palestine Students, Bayan-USA, Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, Salam Church, International Action Center, Brooklyn Cultural Center, Hudson Valley Islamic Center, ANSWER Coalition, December 12 Movement, New York City Labor Against the War, DRUM, Troops Out Now Coalition, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, International League of Peoples Struggle, Dawoud Mosque, Muslim Alliance in New America, Masjid Al-Taqwa, Islamic Circle of North America, F.I.S.T., and many other organizations

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte, NC
Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon
Marshall Park: Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & S. McDowell St
More info: charlotteaction@gmail.com or 704-492-5226
Sponsored by: Muslim American Society Charlotte, Charlotte Al-Awda – Palestine Right To Return Coalition, Islamic Political Party Of America, Action Center For Justice, Carolina Peace Resource Center, Code Pink Women for Peace (Charlotte), Masjid Ash-Shaheed, MAS-Freedom, Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, Muslim Women of the Carolinas, Islamic Center of Charlotte, ICC-South

OHIO

Cincinnati, OH
Friday, January 2
6:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Clifton and Ludlow
Solemn procession from there to the Clifton Mosque at 6:30 pm

Columbus, OH
Monday, January 5
Gather at 4:30 pm, Rally begins at 5:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse (corner of Broad and High St.)
Sponsored by Ohio State University Committee For Justice In Palestine
Contact: desilva.77@osu.edu, maher.75@osu.edu

Toledo, OH
Friday, Januiary 2
2:30 pm
Lucas County Courthouse
Organized by the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition

Youngstown to Warren, OH
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Gather at thomas D. Lambros Federal Building & U.S Courthouse in downtown Youngstown
March to Congressman Tim Ryan’s office, 197 West Market Street, in downtown Warren
Organized by the Coalition for Peace in the Middle East
Contact: Rev. Werner Lange, 330-872-3865, werlange@earthlink.net or Ray Nakley, 330-746-1797, 330-506-1999, ray112@ameritech.net
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Thomas D. Lambros Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse: 125 Market Street
Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, OK
Monday, January 5
11:30 am: Press Conference
Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 432 B
12 noon – 1 pm: Vigil
South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
(Please dress warmly and arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
Contact: 405-415-6851, rhashmi@cair.com

OREGON

Portland, OR
Sunday, January 4
3:30 pm
Pioneer Square: SW Broadway and Yamhill
Called for by Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, American Jews for a Just Peace
Contact: Hala Gores at Hala@goreslaw.com or (503) 307-9339 or Peter Miller at Pmiller@auphr.org or (503) 358-7475

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, January 2
12 noon
15th and Locust
Weekly anti-occupation vigil
Bubbes and Zaydes for Peace in the Middle East
Email: phillyjewishpeace@yahoo.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. – See District of Columbia

INTERNATIONAL

BANGLADESH
Dhaka
Friday, January 2
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Baitul Mukarram, National Mausque, North Gate of Baitul Mukarram
Contact: 01911039859, shahriar_robin@hotmail.com
Sylhet
Friday, January 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Main Gate, Dargah ShahJalal Mosque
Contact: 01670381897

CANADA
Hamilton, Ontario
Saturday, January 3
City Hall
12:30 pm
Montreal, QC
Sunday, January 4
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: carré Cabot: metro Atwater
Street: corner St. Catherine and Atwater
Toronto
Saturday, January 3
2:00 pm
Dundas Square (Facing the Eaton Centre) Downtown, Yonge and Dundas
(buses leave Palestine House 1:15pm sharp)

ENGLAND
BRISTOL
-Tuesday – Friday 5.00 – 6.00 and Saturday 3.00 – 4.00, Centre, opposite the Hippodrome
HULL
-Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
LONDON
Sunday, January 4
2:00 pm
Israeli Embassy: Kensington High Street
(Nearest tube High Street Kensington)
* * * * *
Monday, January 5 to Friday, January 9: Daily Protests
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Israeli Embassy: Kensington High Street
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10: National Demonstration
March to the Israeli Embassy
Contact: office@stopwar.org.uk
* * * * *
-Friday 2 January 2 – 4 pm. Outside the Egyptian Embassy, . 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW. Call for Egypt to open the border immediately.
-SATURDAY 3 JANUARY. DEMONSTRATION AND RALLY. Assemble 12:30 pm at Embankment, London WC2. Nearest tube Embankment or Charing Cross, Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative and many other organisations

PORTSMOUTH
-Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square, Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition
Sheffield
-Saturday, January 3, 12 noon, Sheffield Town Hall

FRANCE
Paris
Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
walking from the Place de la République towards the Israeli Embassy
Sponsored by the Palestine Collectif, representing Americans Against the War-France
* * * * *
General mobilization headquarters for Gaza with a tent for mourning and protesting
Location: Fontaine des Innocents, Châtelet-les Halles
Begins Monday, December 29 at 5:00 pm
Continues daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm (except during the demos)
until the end of the criminal operations of the Israeli army

NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam
Landelijke demonstratie
Zaterdag 3 januari 2009
13.00 uur Museumplein Amsterdam
Sponsored by a long list of organizations acting in coalition including the Nederlands Palestina Komitee (NPK)
Rotterdam
Vrijdag 2 januari 19.00 uur
In het centrum van Rotterdam
(hoek Beursplein / Korte Hoogstraat, bij de HEMA)
Endorsed by a long list of organizations led by the Socialist Party in Rotterdam

PORTUGAL
Lisbon
Monday, January 5
6:00 pm
Largo de S. Domingos (Rossio)
* * * * *
Thursday, January 8
5:00 pm
In front of Israel Embassy

SCOTLAND
EDINBURGH
-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Foot of the Mound, Princes Street
GLASGOW
-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square 2pm

SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg
Friday, January 2
2:00 pm
Outside U.S. Consulate: Corner River and Riviera roads, Killarney (opposite Killarney Mall)

SPAIN
Badajoz
Saturday, January 3
6:00 pm
Plaza de San Francisco
Madrid
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Concentracion delante del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Plaza de Santa Cruz, Metro SOL o Tirso de Molina
Contact: 629053731, info@pazahora.org

WALES
Swansea
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Castle Square Swansea

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to info@answercoalition.org so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails. Please also submit reports and photos.

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Students for Justice in Palestine 8th Annual Palestine Awarness Week- UC Davis

Students for Justice in Palestine invites you to join us in our 8th Annual Palestine Awareness Week at UC Davis.

We are dedicating this week to the remembrance and recognition of those Palestinians that have been murdered, oppressed, made to be refugees and ethnically cleansed by Israeli Occupation in the last 60 years.

We will be hosting events this week in an effort to spread awareness regarding the atrocities that have been committed against the Palestinian people by the Israeli government.

Monday May 19th, Nora Barrows
Wellman 6 at 7pm

Tuesday May 20th, Dick Platkin
Wellman 2 at 7pm

Wednesday May 21st, Ghada Karmi
Wellman 2 at 6:30PM

Thursday May 22nd, Night of Palestinian Remembrance with Amir Sulaiman and David Rovics
Buehler Alumni Center (UCD) at 7:30PM

Monday, May 19th- NORA BARROWS
Wellman 6 at 7PM

Nora Barrows-Friedman, 29, is the Senior Producer and co-host of Flashpoints, a daily investigative newsmagazine on Pacifica Radio. Since 2004, she has been reporting regularly from the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip and from inside historic Palestine (Israel) for Flashpoints and as a correspondent for Inter Press Service, a news agency based in Europe. While in Palestine, Nora is based in the Dheisheh refugee camp where she volunteers with the media committee at the Ibdaa Cultural Center, working with refugee youth in journalism and digital media arts. She is also a contributor to Left Turn Magazine and ElectronicIntifada.net. Nora is also a mother, a photographer and a musician. Her website is http://www.norabf.com, and she can be heard on http://www.flashpoints.net

TUESDAY MAY 20TH- DICK PLATKIN
Wellman 2 at 7PM

Mr. Platkin will be speaking on behalf of LA Jews for Peace. His presentation will touch upon the US strategic interest in the Middle East and the 2008 Presidential Election.

WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST- Ghada Karmi
Wellman 2 at 6:30PM

Ghada Karmi is the author of several books, including a much acclaimed memoir: In Search of Fatima. She has also worked on a major Israel-Palestine reconciliation project for the Royal Institute of International Affairs. On the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, Dr. Ghada’s new book, Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine, explores the Israel/ Palestine conflict; in particular the One-State solution.

THURSDAY MAY 22ND- A Palestinian Night of Remembrance
Buehler Alumni Center @ UCD at 7:30

This night of remembrance will feature the world-renowned Amir Sulaiman and critically acclaimed David Rovics!!! Authentic Palestinian food will be served.

To see biographies for Amir Sulaiman and David Rovics please see the specific event for Thursday night at:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=14737038854

Also find more information about Amir Sulaiman at http://www.AmirSulaiman.com

More information is available about David Rovics at www.DavidRovics.com

Contact Info
Phone:
5103057045
Email:

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THE PALESTINIAN AMERICAN NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Palestinian American National Conference

The convening of a Palestinian American National conference that is inclusive of every Palestinian living in America is long overdue.
We are coming together as American Palestinians
to commemorate the 60th anniversary of
Al-Nakba (forced eviction of our people from
our ancient homeland).

The American Palestinian people are an important
and integral part of American Society and
as such should be empowered to become an
effective force in US policy towards a free
Palestine. Therefore, as responsible American
citizens we have a duty and a right to convince
our government that “there will be no peace in
the Middle East without the Palestinian Right
of return”.

On May 23rd, 24th, and 25th of 2008, we are
planning this conference to be held in Chicago
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with recognized
International and American speakers, panel
discussions and a full range of activities.
This conference will be held to appeal to a wide
audience to help rescue our people from the
slums of the refugee camps and the brutality ofthe Israeli Military Occupation.

Time and Dates of the events

Friday, May 23, 2008

                                *Registration 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm*

6:00 pm………… Networking

7:00 pm…………Masters of Ceremony….Mrs. Amani Ghouleh,
                               Editor of Aloffok Alarabi Newspaper
                                                       &
                               Mr. Imad Da’boob
                               United Holy Land Fund Board Member

7:10 pm…………kicking off with Dr. Quaseem Blan-
                                                          Chairman of the Convention 
7:20 pm………… Mr. Abdelatif Ghaith-
                                 Palestinian National Congress
8:00 pm…………Dinner
                                 Amjad Hamdan and Natheer Hamayel on the Oud

9:00 pm…………Endorsement Messages
                               
9:30 pm………….Lets Stand with Dr. Sámi Elaryan
Mrs. Alaryan
9:45 pm………..Yalla Vote ‘08
                   Robert Aboud,
                                Democratic candidate, IL.-16th District

10:05 pm………..Mr. Fuad Atteyeh
                           Palestinian American Congress former president

10:15 pm……..Dr. James Zogby,
                              President- Arab American Institute

 

11:00 pm……….Dallas Folklore Group

11:30 pm……….Conference’s Organization meeting (session-1)

 

 

 

Saturday, May, 24, 2008

                                      *Registration 9:00 am- 5:00 pm*

9:00 am ………………Continental Breakfast

9:30 am ……………. Panel discussion (1)
                            Empowerment…our community and beyond
                                       Mr. Samir Tuffaha, Moderator

Guest Panelist:  Mr. Nihad Awad,
                                      Executive Director of Council of American Islamic Relation
  Rev. Dr. Don E. Wagner,
  Director of Center of Middle Eastern Studies, North Park University
11:00 am… …………..Break…….. (15) Minutes
********

   11:15 ………………Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories & Photos,” Presentation
                                    Ms. Anna Baltzer-International Women’s Peace Service
                                                      ********
12:00 pm …………Lunch………and “Palestine in Slides”
                                                    
                                                      ********
01:00 pm………….Panel Discussion (2)
                                    Palestine….Past, Present and Future
                                    Dr. Hesham Tellawi, Moderator
Guest Panelist:           Dr. Abdallah Abdallah,
                                    Member of Palestinian Legislative Council
                                       Mr. Abellatif Ghaith,
                                       Member of Palestinian National Congress
02:30…..………….Break….… (15) Minutes
                                                      ********
02:45-04:15 pm…Panel Discussion (3)    
                          We Hold the Key
Emad El-Khatib, Moderator
Guest Panelist           Dr. Ghada Talhami,
                          Professor of Third World Politics and Women’s Studies, Lake Forest College, IL
                                  Mr. Abe Hayeem,
                          Peace activist and founding member of Architects & Planners for Justice in
                                  Palestine, (APJP)
                                  Mr. Husam Bajis, Executive Director – Comitê Brasil-Eiro de Interesse
                                     Natcional Palestino, (Brazilian-Palestinian National Interest Committee)
04:15……..………Break….… (15) Minutes

04:30 pm……….Conference’s Organization meeting (session-2)

                                                     

Banquet

6:00 pm…………….Social Hour
 
7:05 pm………….Welcoming Remarks,
                               Mr. Khairi Shadid,
                               Vice- Chairman, Palestinian American Congress
                                            &
Ms.Yara Shadid,
                               Host Committee Member, Palestinian American National Conference

7:10 pm…………A word from Honorary Convention Chairman, Mr. Afif Safieh
                                Palestine Ambassador to the United States of America, Washington, DC    
                                Honorary Chairman of the Convention

7:15 pm…………”Palestine, a gateway to Heaven”,
                                Shaikh Jamal Said, Imam of Mosque, Bridgeview, Illinois
                                   

7:30 pm…………Shaikh M. Tayseer Tamimi,
                               Chief Judge of the Islamic Supreme Sharia’a Court, Palestine

8:00 pm…………Dinner
                                Amjad Hamdan and Natheer Hamayel on the Oud

9:00 pm………….Dr. Ali Kutom,
                               Children of Palestine Society

9:15 pm………..“God Bless Palestine”,
                                   Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Dahdal,
                                St. George Antiochian Church, Cicero, Illinois

9:30 pm…………Archbishop Attalla Hanna,
                               Bishop of Sabaste, Palestine

10:00 pm………..Fundraising for United Holy Land Fund Educational Grant

10:30 pm……….Dr. Abdallah Abdallah,
                               Member of Palestinian Legislative council

 

11:00 pm……….Dallas Folklore Group

 

 

  

 

Sunday, May 25, 2008

10:00 am……………Q. & A.  Guest Speakers and Gust Panelist
                                     Moderators …. Mr. Salah Asaad
                                     Chairman, Palestinian American Congress
                                                                &
                                      Ms. Nadia Blan
                                      Host Committee member, Palestinian American National Conference
 
12:00 Noon……….. Conference Declaration

 

Next Year in Palestine….Insha’a ALLAH
Have a safe return…..

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21,915 BLACK BALLOONS OVER JERUSALEM

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AL NEKBA EVENTS IN YOUR CITY!

 

MAY EVENTS:

 

May 12, 2008: Los Angeles , CA
What: The Sacrifice of Peace and Justice Speakers: Cindy and Craig Corrie
Where: Humanities A65, UCLA
When: 6:00pm
Contact(s): Randa Wahbe rwahbe@ucla.edu
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA

May 12, 2008: Columbia , MD
What: The Nakba: What Happened to the Palestinians When the Israeli State Was Established?
Where: Howard County Public Library, East Columbia Branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way , Columbia , MD21045
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact(s): Joanne Heisel hcceio@yahoo.com
Organizer(s): Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
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May 13, 2008: St Louis, MO
What: St. Louis, MO Women in Black Remembering the Nakba Vigil
Where: Near the Bread Co., on Delmar, in the U-City Loop, St Louis, MO
When: 11:30am-1:00pm
Contact(s): Hedy Epstein hedy@hedyepstein.com

May 13, 2008: Cleveland, OH
What: Press Conference and Panel  Discussion
Where: St. Joseph Center/River’s Edge 3430 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH
When: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Contact(s): Liz Lavelle alex9913x@juno.com
Organizer(s): Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East

May 13, 2008: Victoria , BC
What: Screening of Ilan Pappe talk ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’
Where: BCGEU hall 2994 Douglas St , Victoria , BC v5h2l9
When: 7:00pm
Organizer(s): CAIA-Victoria. [Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid]
Contact(s): George Mc Fetridge georgemcfetridge@gmail.com

May 13, 2008: Washington , DC
What: Expressions of Nakba: The Exhibit Opening Reception
Where: Josephine Butler Parks Center 2437 15th Street NW
When: 7:00pm
Organizer(s): US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Contact(s): Suha Dabbouseh organize@endtheoccupation.org  202-332-0994

May 13-15, 2008: Washington , DC
What: Nakba Commemoration
Where: Josephine Butler Parks Center 2437 15th Street NW
When: 7:00pm
Organizer(s): US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Contact(s): Suha Dabbouseh organize@endtheoccupation.org  202-332-0994
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May 14, 2008: Los Angeles , CA
What: U Assume I Witness: Accounts of Palestine Anna Baltzer, Jewish American Activist and Author
Where: Franz Hall 2258, UCLA, Los Angeles , CA
When: 6:00pm
Contact(s): Randa Wahbe rwahbe@ucla.edu
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA
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May 15, 2008: Washington , DC
What: “Palestinians and the Jewish State: 60 Years of Exile and Dispossession”
Where: The Palestine Center 2425 Virginia Ave NW
When: 11:30am-2:00pm
Organizer(s): The Palestine Center
Contact(s):  rsvp@palestinecenter.org  202-338-1985 x 11

May 15, 2008: Eugene, OR
What: Nakba 60th Commemoration
Where: 500 E. 4th Ave Eugene , OR 97401
When: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Organizer(s): Al-Nakba Awareness Project/Palestine: JustJustice!
Contact(s): Marian Leung HappyHeartMom@comcast.net

May 15, 2008: Memphis , TN
What: Protest the Israeli Occupation
Where: Highland and Poplar intersections
When: 3:00pm
Contact(s): Dania Helou Missflyingcow@hotmail.com

May 15, 2008: Cleveland , OH
What: People’s Occupation at Federal Building Plaza
Where: A.Celebrezze Federal Bldg 1240 East Ninth Street Cleveland , OH
When: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Contact(s): Don Bryant donmbryant@yahoo.com
Organizer(s) :Middle East Peace Forum, Beit Hanina Social Club and Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East

May 15, 2008: Los Angeles , CA
What: To Resist is to Exist: Ethnic cleaning Of Palestine Ilan Pappe, Israeli Historian
Where: Rolfe 1200, UCLA, Los Angeles , CA
When: 6:00pm
Contact(s): Randa Wahbe rwahbe@ucla.edu
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA

May 15, 2008: Ann Arbor, MI
What: “Deir Yassin” screening
Where: Michigan Union, Pond Room 530 S. State St.Ann Arbor, MI 48104
When: 7:00pm
Organizer(s): Ann Arbor Middle East Film Society, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), Detroit-Ann Arbor SABEEL
Contact(s): Shirley Zempel, Zempel.shirley@gmail.com
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May 16, 2008: New York , NY
What: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Nakba (Palestinian Catastrophe)
Where: Dag Hammarskjöld Park
When: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Contact(s): Nakbah60th@gmail.com

May 16, 2008: Woodstock , NY
What: Presentation on Palestinian “Nakba” refugees
Where: Woodstock Community Center 56 Rock City Road
When: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Contact(s): Harriet Malinowitz hmalinowitz@yahoo.com

May 16 – 18, 2008: Anaheim , CA
What: 6th Annual International Al-Awda Convention on The 60th of Al-Nakba and Struggle to Return
Where: The Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim – South, 11767 Harbor Boulevard , Garden Grove , CA
When: May 16 – 18, 2008
Contact(s): info@al-awda.org
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May 17, 2008: Denver , CO
What: Remember al-Nakba: Palestine 60 Years Later
Where: West Lawn Capitol Denver, Lincoln & 14th   
When: 11:00A-3:00P 
Organizer(s): Friends of Sabeel-Colorado, Colorado Progressive Jewish News, Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center
Contact(s): Joy Lapp, lappj@earthlink.net, 303-494-2338

May 17, 2008: Boston , MA
What: Commemoration
Where: Winthrop Park
When: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Contact(s): numarray@comcast.net 

May 17, 2008: Minneapolis , MN
What: Al-Nakba – No More Massacres
Where: Loring Park , Minneapolis
When: 1:00pm
Contact(s): Sarah Martin scsm@yahoo.com 612-437-0222
Organizer(s): Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Anti-War Committee

May 17, 2008: Washington, DC
What: Nakba Commemoration: 400 Villages
Where: West of the Reflecting Pool in view of the U.S. Capitol, Jefferson Dr SW and 3rd St SW
When: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Contact(s): Brian Hennessey bhennessey@bluecrab.org 202-378-0868
Organizer(s): Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, Vineeta Foundation

May 17, 2008: Portland , ME
What: The Nakba Conference
Where: University of Southern Maine in Payson-Smith Hall, Room 302.  Payson Smith Hall is located at 96 Falmouth Street in Portland .
When: 6:30pm
Contact(s): Wells Staley-Mays wells369@hotmail.com
Organizer(s): Peace Action Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Maine Veterans for Peace
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May 18, 2008: Portland , ME
What: The Nakba Conference
Where: University of Southern Maine in Payson-Smith Hall, Room 302.  Payson Smith Hall is located at 96 Falmouth Street in Portland .
When: 11:00am-3:45pm
Contact(s): Wells Staley-Mays wells369@hotmail.com
Organizer(s): Peace Action Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Maine Veterans for Peace

May 18, 2008: Oak Park , IL
What: Seventh Walk for a Just Peace
Where: 848 Lake Street , Oak Park , IL60301
When: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Contact(s): Caren Levy Van Slyke justpeace1@aol.com 312-427-2533 x 18
Organizer(s): CJPIP

May 18, 2008: Los Angeles , CA
What: Branch out to Peace! Fundraiser Banquet for Children in Palestine (Benefiting Palestine Children’s Relief Fund)
Where: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA, Los Angeles , CA
When: 6:00pm
Contact(s): Randa Wahbe rwahbe@ucla.edu
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA

May 18, 2008: Marin , CA
What: The Nakba: The Palestinian Experience of the Creation of Israel as a Jewish State
Where: San Anselmo Inn, 339 San Anselmo Ave , San Anselmo, Marin, CA94960
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact(s): Jane Jewell 14friendsofpalestine@gmail.com
Organizer(s): 14 Friends of Palestine , Marin Peace and Justice Coalition
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May 19-23, 2008: Los Angeles , CA
What: Jerusalem Dispossessed: Photo Exhibit 
Where: Kerckhoff Art Gallery
When: 6:00pm
Contact(s): Randa Wahbe rwahbe@ucla.edu
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA
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May 21, 2008: Brooklyn , NY
What: May 1948 – A New State for Israelis, Al-Nakba (Catastrophe) for Palestinians
Where: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn, Brooklyn , NY
When: 7:00pm
Contact(s): Naomi Allen Naomi@brooklynpeace.org
Organizer(s): Brooklyn For Peace
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May 23, 2008: Chicago , IL
What: The Palestinian American National Conference
Where: Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road , Rosemont , IL
When: May 23 – 24, 2008
Contact(s): Hesham Tillawi tillawi@aol.com

May 23, 2008: Chicago , IL
What: Rally to Commemorate 60 years of the Palestinian Nakba
Where: The Federal Plaza in Downtown Chicago ( Dearborn St and Adams St )
When: 5:00pm
Contact(s): Ramsey info@palestineactivistnetwork.com
Organizer(s): Palestine Activist Network
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May 24 -25, 2008: Milwaukee , WI
What: Al Nakba exhibits and speakers
Where: Milwaukee Ramada Inn South, 6401 S 13th St.
When: Afternoon and Evening
Organizer(s): Muslim American Society www.masnet.org
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May 31, 2008: Portland , OR 
What: Commemorating 60 years of Palestinian dispossession, 40 years of Israeli occupation
Where: Hoffman Hall Portland State University 1833 SW Eleventh, Portland , OR 97201
When: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact(s): Peter Miller info@auphr.org
Organizer(s): Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
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To Die In Jerusalem

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To die in Jerusalem.  The story of to women.  One Palestinian. One Israeli. One born in raised in a refugee camp in Gaza. One born in raised between the United States and Israel.  Both students. Both teenagers. Both lost their lives together.  The two girls shared a very clear resemblance. Similar features and all, but not similar lives.  This film showed the story of their two lives.  What drove 18 year old engaged Ayat to blow herself up at a supermarket killing one…Rachel.  I real did not care for the film that much.  It was interesting about the two daughters and all, but I just got annoyed towards Rachel’s mother.  Most of the film was just her crying over her daughter, and yes I don’t agree with the death of anyone, and I am truly sorry for her loss.  But the whole movie was basically turned into her trying to contact Ayats parents.  When she gets the chance of going to Ayats refugee camp, she turns back out of fear. (Obviously a refugee camp is not a living condition nor an area an Israel women would go near).  Two years later (four years after the loss of their daughters) They finally get contact of one another, over a video phone kinda thing.

. It changes from the story of the two girls, to the story of their parents.  The story of Rachel’s mother, trying to contact Ayats parents. And the story of Ayats parents trying to bring understatement to Rachels mother; that she had no idea of her daughters plans, and nor does she support the act of suicide bombing. She stated “why would any mother be happy that their child blew themselves up.” She tries to Rachel’s mother that the life Ayat was living in, was not a happy one.  That she wouldn’t understand because she wasn’t living under occupation.  Rachel’s mother constantly repeats that she does not want to talk politics, and refuses to take any talk from Ayats father. After much frustration she decides to end the conversation.  Ayats mother tells her that she feels sorry for Rachel’s mother that she lost her daughter, that they are both at loss. But instead of accepting the fact that they live different lives, and that was the reason for Ayats drive to blow herself up that day, Rachel’s mother continues to argue, only wanting Ayats mother to apologise for her daughters action (which again she had no idea of, nor did she support).

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“BREAK THE SILENCE”-Doc Jazz

Doc Jazz 

“Break The Silence”

music video about Gaza

http://www. cdbaby. com/docjazz

mp3: http://www. soundclick. com/docjazz

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Toronto Palestinian Film Festival- LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD!

So I was searching around the Internet, and I came across this Toronto Palestinian Film Festival.  The festival will be held in October, in where else, Toronto.  When I saw this I thought it was be a good idea to post it on here, to let you all know about it.  We always encourage everyone, Palestinian or Non-Palestinians to find creative ways to let their voices be heard.  That way its not only words coming out of your mouth, but its something that people would remember.  So I thought that this would be a good idea for many of you, I don’t know how much talent you must have to submit a film, but it doesn’t hurt to try.  Plus they have a youth category, for those of you who are under the age of 18. Which I think is great, because there aren’t a lot of opportunities like that for the youth. Anyways, for those of you who do plan on entering, the information is below, and good luck!

                                                                                                  toronto palesitnian film festival

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is now accepting entries for the first annual festival to be held in October 2008.Conceived by Palestine House, the festival is an important component of the year-long activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Nakba. Cinema represents a powerful means for visually interpreting the collective identity and historic struggle of the Palestinian people. The festival will present in film the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people living in exile or under Israeli occupation and will introduce Canadian audiences to the rich variety of Palestinian cinema.While highlighting the work of Palestinian filmmakers the festival will showcase the diverse and creative work of all filmmakers (any nationality) exploring both historic and contemporary themes related to Palestinian culture, experience, and narrative.Eligibility

TPFF will showcase the diverse and creative work of all Palestinian filmmakers wherever they live, exploring both historic and contemporary themes related to Palestinian culture, experience and narrative.

The TPFF Selection Committee accepts films, videos and digital media in the following categories: feature films, documentaries, shorts (including animated or experimental works) and youth work (created by filmmakers under the age of 18).

Entries can be of any length. All foreign language entries must be subtitled in English. Entries should be produced between 2003 and 2008. Any works currently in production may be submitted as rough cuts but, if selected, must be provided in final form with English subtitles by 30 August 2008.

Formats accepted for submission (for the selection process only): DVD/VHS (PAL or NTSC) or QuickTime movies on CD (for shorts or youth work only).

Formats accepted for exhibition (for presentation at the festival): film, 35mm and 16mm; video, DigiBeta or BetaSP (NTSC preferred); digital, DV and Mini DV (DVDs are not acceptable unless they are for short films of under 15 minutes).

Deadlines

Early submission deadline: 30 March 2008; extended submission deadline: 30 April 2008.

Filmmakers will be notified of selections via email by 30 July 2008. This will be followed by letters of acceptance mailed to all filmmakers whose works have been selected for inclusion in the festival. Film selections will be publicly

Instructions for Submission

Entries submitted for screening must include the following:

1. Completed entry
2. Two copies of each entry in DVD/VHS format (PAL or NTSC) or CD (QuickTime movie)
3. Brief description or synopsis of entry (40-50 words) in English or Arabic
4. Brief biography of filmmaker and any previous screenings, awards or promotional materials on the entry submitted
5. Two or more digital still photos from your film (300 dpi) for use in promotional materials

Entries must be postmarked by the submission deadline date. The entry form may be submitted by mail or fax prior to media and other materials being shipped.

All other documents (in Microsoft Word, RTF or plain ASCII text format) or photos (in JPEG or TIFF format) may be submitted via email (if overall file size is less than 5 MB). For larger file sizes submit via CD mailed to the address below.

To avoid damage to any materials shipped, please use bubble wrap mailers or boxes when mailing submissions. Please label all media with the title and date of the work.

Preview copies of all entries submitted will not be returned; they will be retained by TPFF and added to our library of submissions for future review.

Note: The shipping cost is the sole responsibility of the owner/distributor. TPFF is only responsible for the return shipping of the exhibited film/video to its owner/distributor. Our staff will take every precaution in handling all films and videos. However, TPFF cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage to, or loss of, materials submitted.

TPFF will consider paying for the cost of shipping materials for international or youth entries. Please contact us via email to make your request.

Submit Entries To:
TPFF Selection Committee Toronto Palestine Film Festival
102A-1075 Bay Street Suite 148
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2B2 Canada
Fax: 905-270-3628
Email: submissions@tpff.ca
Web: www.tpff.ca

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