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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

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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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POETS FOR PALESTINE. BRINGING THE VOICES TOEGETHER. BY REMI KANAZI

 

Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian American Poet from New York, has been editing a collection of poetry for the last two years, called “Poets For Palestine.

And it’s finally coming out!
A website has recently been launched this week, were you can go and pre-order your copy!
Check out the site, to pre-order your copy at:
http://www. poetsforpalestine. com

This is the first anthology to bring together poetry, hip hop, spoken word, and art to pay tribute to Palestine; included are: Mahmoud Darwish, Amiri Baraka, Suheir Hammad, Patricia Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, D. H. Melhem, Nathalie Handal, E. Ethelbert Miller, Tahani Salah, Ragtop from the Philistines, the N.O.M.A.D.S., Fawzia Afzal Khan, Annemarie Jacir, Ibtisam Barakat, Kathy Engel, Junichi P.

Semitsu, Melissa Hotchkiss, Alicia Ostriker, Marilyn Hacker and many more!

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the dispossession of the Palestinian people, this collection presents 48 poems and includes 31 powerful images created by Palestinian artists. As important, this anthology features an array of ethnically diverse voices who use their words to raise the consciousness of humanity.

All the proceeds from the book will go toward funding future cultural projects that highlight Arab artistry in the US.

Check out the website for excerpts, sample art, and to pre-order your copy today at

www.PoetsForPalestine.com

Please feel free to forward this information to any individual, group, or list that may be interested in learning more about the project.

Help support fellow Palestinians, this book is filled with many Talents, from many generations, that you will truly take to heart.

generation
after
generation
until
total
liberation

FREE PALESTINE!

“the voices of the next generation”

www. myspace. com/palestinianfactpage
our blog:
www. palestinianvoice. wordpress. com
Our store:
www. cafepress. com/pali

AND TO PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY VISIT:
http://www. poetsforpalestine. com

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