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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.

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


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, 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.

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 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

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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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 so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails.

Please also submit reports and photos to


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


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 or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or

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 or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or
* * * * *
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 or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or
Car pooling from Ventura County:
Thousand Oaks, 10:30 am at TO Trans Center, Rancho & Hwy 101
Contact 805-241-0708 or
* * * * *
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

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, or Free Palestine Alliance at 619-980-0677,

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, January 3
5:00 pm
Powell and Market Sts. (Powell BART Station)
Contact: 415-821-6545,
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
11:00 am
San Francisco Civic Center
Contact: 415-821-6545,
* * * * *
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

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


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


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,
Click here for the flyer (PDF can be viewed, printed and reproduced)


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
2nd Avenue and 2nd Street, N (Downtown) 33701
Organized by St. Pete for Peace


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,
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 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
University Ave. and State St. (SE corner of West Side Park), downtown
Sponsored by AWARE (Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort) of Urbana-Champaign, IL


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


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


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

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


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)


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


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


Charlotte, NC
Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon
Marshall Park: Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & S. McDowell St
More info: 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


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

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, or Ray Nakley, 330-746-1797, 330-506-1999,
* * * * *
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 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,


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 or (503) 307-9339 or Peter Miller at or (503) 358-7475


Philadelphia, PA
Friday, January 2
12 noon
15th and Locust
Weekly anti-occupation vigil
Bubbes and Zaydes for Peace in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. – See District of Columbia


Friday, January 2
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Baitul Mukarram, National Mausque, North Gate of Baitul Mukarram
Contact: 01911039859,
Friday, January 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Main Gate, Dargah ShahJalal Mosque
Contact: 01670381897

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
Saturday, January 3
2:00 pm
Dundas Square (Facing the Eaton Centre) Downtown, Yonge and Dundas
(buses leave Palestine House 1:15pm sharp)

-Tuesday – Friday 5.00 – 6.00 and Saturday 3.00 – 4.00, Centre, opposite the Hippodrome
-Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
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
* * * * *
-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

-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
-Saturday, January 3, 12 noon, Sheffield Town Hall

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

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)
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

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

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

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

Saturday, January 3
6:00 pm
Plaza de San Francisco
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Concentracion delante del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Plaza de Santa Cruz, Metro SOL o Tirso de Molina
Contact: 629053731,

Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Castle Square Swansea

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to 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 Nora is also a mother, a photographer and a musician. Her website is, and she can be heard on

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.

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:

Also find more information about Amir Sulaiman at

More information is available about David Rovics at

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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)



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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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
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
Organizer(s): Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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

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
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

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  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  202-332-0994

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
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA

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):  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

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

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
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
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,

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

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

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

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,, 303-494-2338

May 17, 2008: Boston , MA
What: Commemoration
Where: Winthrop Park
When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

May 17, 2008: Minneapolis , MN
What: Al-Nakba – No More Massacres
Where: Loring Park , Minneapolis
When: 1:00pm
Contact(s): Sarah Martin 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 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
Organizer(s): Peace Action Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Maine Veterans for Peace

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
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 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
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
Organizer(s): 14 Friends of Palestine , Marin Peace and Justice Coalition

May 19-23, 2008: Los Angeles , CA
What: Jerusalem Dispossessed: Photo Exhibit 
Where: Kerckhoff Art Gallery
When: 6:00pm
Contact(s): Randa Wahbe
Organizer(s): Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA

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
Organizer(s): Brooklyn For Peace

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

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
Organizer(s): Palestine Activist Network

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

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
Organizer(s): Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights




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