Eighth Al-Awda International Convention
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Educating, Advocating, and Organizing for The Return
Celebrating Ten Years of Al-Awda!

Eighth Annual International Al-Awda Convention
The Embassy Suite Hotel, Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, California 92840
April 30 to May 2, 2010

Together with our families in the homeland, we are struggling to reclaim our narrative for the right to return to a Free Palestine!

Help design and energize the work for the coming year along with our expanding network of grassroots, student, and solidarity activists. This year significant discounts for the convention will be made available (see below).

JOIN US at the largest annual gathering of Palestinians and their supporters to work together to bring the days of Return closer!

CELEBRATE with us the 10th year since the founding of Al-Awda!

This year's convention will mark the 62nd year of the Nakba and the Palestinian struggle to return home. It comes just one year after the murderous attack on our people and the continuing siege on the Gaza Strip. It will also take place in the midst of the intensification of the dispossession and expulsion of our people from Jerusalem, and Zionist efforts to take over our holy sites throughout Palestine.

Mobilizing our efforts now is crucial! Your participation is urgently needed! This is your chance to get involved in the educational, organizing and advocacy projects that Al-Awda is leading.

Among the Speakers are:

  • His Excellency Hilarion Capucci, exiled Archbishop of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Palestinian political leader of Al-Mubadara
  • Dr. Norman Finkelstein, political scientist and author
  • Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, Former Arab League Ambassador
  • Diana Buttu, Palestinian lawyer, former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiating team
  • Jamal Dajani, award winning producer and VP International News at Link TV
  • Ali Abunimah, Palestinian author, and co-founder Electronic Intifada
  • Laila Al-Arian, Palestinian author, writer with Al-Jazeera English
  • Deema Shehabi,widely acclaimed Palestinian-American poet and editor
  • James Lafferty, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles
  • Dr. Nabil Azzam, world-famous maestro and violinist
  • Ziad Abbas, former Palestinian political prisoner, refugee from Dheisha camp, Associate Director MECA
  • Mark Gonzales, Hip Hop Theatre playwright, HBO Def Poet, performance lecturer, and founder of the Human Writes Project

Strategy, tactics and planning discussions will include:

  • Refugee support
  • Boycotts & divestment
  • US aid to Israel in this time of financial crisis
  • Political prisoners
  • Round-table discussion with keynote speakers followed by Q & A
  • Young Activist Program with hands-on workshops

Plus . . .

Cultural presentations, books and solidarity items, network with friends and fellow activists & lunch presentations & evening banquet with live music! (Baby-sitting available for entire convention)


Significant discounts available for dues paying members for all events. Saturday sessions are free of charge for members and non-members except for the Lunch and Evening Banquet.
To become a member go to: http://www.al-awda.org/membership.html

Program: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/program.html
Young Activist Program: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/youth.html
Speakers: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/speakers.html
: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/reserve.html
Babysitting: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/cbs.html
Sponsorship: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/sponsor.html
Hotel Accommodation: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/hotel.html


Reservations: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/reserve.html

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442
E-mail: office@al-awda.org
WWW: http://al-awda.org

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is dedicated to education for the restoration in full of Palestinian human, national, legal, political and historical rights with particular emphasis on the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and lands of origin from which they have been dispossessed since 1948. PRRC is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to http://www.al-awda.org/donate.html and follow the instructions.



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