Al-Awda Fourth International Convention Schedule

Convention Schedule

The following is the convention program schedule which may be subject to modification.

Friday 14 July, 2006

4 pm: Registration begins

6 pm – 11 pm Opening Event (Jack Adams Hall)

6 pm – 7 pm: Dinner
7 pm: Dabkeh Al-Juzoor
Host Committee Welcome: Jess Ghannam
Host Committee Address: Eyad Kishawi
National Welcome: Lamis Jamal Deek
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi
Film: Palestine is Waiting
Dabkeh Al-Juzour
Oud Performance

Saturday 15 July, 2006

8:30 am: Registration continues

9:30 am -10:30 am Plenary Session (Jack Adams Hall)

MC Welcome – Jess Ghannam
Current Political Assessments
Professor As’ad Abukhalil — Arab Progressive Forces
Michel Shehadeh — Palestinian National Context

10:30 – 10:35: Intro to divestment and refugee support work groups — Goals and proposed directions – Eyad Kishawi

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Refugee Support Workshop (Rosa Parks Rooms A,B,C)
Facilitator: Abbas Hamideh
Panel: Jess Ghannam, Sawsan Abdulrahim, Leila Al-Maryati, Mahmoud Zubeidi, Rama Kased

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Divestment for the Return Workshop (Jack Adams Hall)
Roundtable Discussion facilitated by Eyad Kishawi

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (Jack Adams Hall)

1:35 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop and Panel Sessions II

Participation in the Palestinian National Discourse (Rosa Parks Rooms A,B, and C)
Faciliator: Rama Kased
Panel: Musa Al Hindi, Rabab Abdulhadi, Hatem Bazian, Yousef Abudayyeh

Student Symposium – Develop Al-Awda Student Network (Rosa Parks Room F)
Facilitated by GUPS/SJP

Political Prisoners Workshop (Rosa Parks Room D)
Panelists: Lamis Jamal Deek, Michel Shehadeh

Al-Awda Children’s Workshop (Rigoberta Menchu Room)
With Mona Kadah, Ghada Nassar and Aida Hasan Damuni

Media Panel I (Rosa Parks Room E)
Panelists: Jamal Dajani, As’ad Abukhalil, George Azar

3:15 pm- 5:00 pm Workshop and Panel Sessions III

Gender and Resistance (Rosa Parks Room E)
Panelists: Rabab Abdulhadi, Reem Assil, Rama Kased, Muna Coobtie

Media Training Workshop (T- 160, Jack Adams Level)
Facilitator: Tara Bosi
Training by Ed Sweed with input from Fred Shepherd

Palestine Solidarity Work Panel (Rosa Parks Room B and C)
Facilitator: Jess Ghannam
This work panel will include representatives from a variety of solidarity organizations

The Labor Movement and the Question of Palestine (Rosa Parks Room D)
Panelists: Monadel Herzallah, Peter Reily, Jaime Veve, Nader Abuljebain

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Right of Re-Entry and Residence Campaign (Rosa Parks Room F)
Update and Discussion with Noura Khoury

7:00 pm Solidarity Evening
Dinner, Hip-Hop, Music,

Sunday Morning Working Session 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Report on recommendations from each workshop

Vote on recommendations and delegation of follow through

Voices from Palestine 11:30 am –12:00 pm

Identify Location of Next Year’s Convention

Summation by Rama Kased


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