Freedom for Palestine - 7th Annual International Al-Awda Convention

Starting Date: 05-22-2009
Ending Date: 05-24-2009

Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South 11767 Harbor
Garden Grove, California 92840
United States
Among the featured speakers are:
George Galloway, British Member of Parliament
William Ramsey Clark, Former US Attorney General
Ghassan Ben Jeddo, Al-Jazeera Beirut Burea Chief and Talk Show Host
Yvonne Ridley, Viva Palestina UK, Respect Party, Press TV and Free Gaza Movement
Khaled Dawoud, Al-Jazeera Arabic NY-based Correspondent
Ron Kovic, author of Born on the 4th of July and joint leader of Viva Palestina USA
Cindy Sheehan, anti-war activist
Fernando Suarez del Solar, anti-war activist
Dr. Jamal Nassar, Specialist in Middle East Politics and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB
Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh, Galilee Society and Ittijah founder and author of 'A Doctor in Galilee'

Strategy & tactics discussions: Activist panels will include experts in the following campaigns: Viva Palestina USA, boycotts, divestment and sanctions, refugee support, student/youth activism, Al-Awda educational resources, chapter building and registration among others.

Youth program includes educational sessions such as Palestine 101 and learning Dabke.

Film screenings to include the widely-acclaimed award-winning "Salt of This Sea" by Annemarie Jacir, starring Suheir Hammad and Saleh Bakri and "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis, starring Nisreen Faour.

Dinner Banquet with Keynote address, Fundraising plus Dabke Contest!
Geographical Scope: International


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