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For Immediate Release
April 15, 2008


Update: The deadline for submitting messages for the Video Quilt has been extended to April 30. We've received several submissions from around the world but we need more! Be a part of the first ever Palestinian Video Quilt by sending in your messages today.

Help Contribute to First-Ever Video Quilt to Mark 60 Years of Palestinian Nakba

"I am a Palestinian. We still hold the key and deed to our home in Lyd. WE WILL return!" I am a supporter of human rights and I want to see the Palestinian refugees return home" "I am from Tabaria. Its my right! I want to go home!" ; "My home is in Haifa and I want to return" ; "I am not Palestinian, but 60 years of forced exile is wrong. Palestinians must be allowed to return home!"

For 60 years the Palestinian refugees' right to return to their land and homes of origin has been under attack from various forces that wish to rewrite the past and dictate the present and future of Palestine and its people. Despite these attacks, for 60 years Palestinians and their supporters around the world have remained steadfast in not just supporting this right, but demanding and asserting that it is a right that must be implemented if justice and real peace are to be achieved. These voices unfortunately have all too often been deliberately muffled and fragmented ... It's time to collect these voices -- literally.

On this the 60th year of the Nakba we are collectively creating a Video Quilt demonstrating that among Palestinian refugees and their many supporters there remains a strong united voice for the Right to Return. This Video Quilt stitches together the voices of refugees and supporters around the world and will be premiered at the 6th Annual Al-Awda Convention on the 60th year of Al-Nakba and Truggle to Return. It will be shown online and at various exhibits and venues afterwards. Al-Awda's 6/60 Convention will be held May 16-18, 2008 in Anaheim California.

These video messages are as simple as

1. Facing a steady camera
2. Stating your name and where you live
3. State where you are from (in Palestine or elsewhere)
4. State a brief message in support of the Right to Return

For further information, please see our earlier announcement at:

Until return,

Al-Awda Media Center
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-685-3243
Fax: 360-933-3568

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