Eighth Al-Awda International Convention
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Laila Al-Arian, Jamal Dajani and Ziad Abbas @ Al-Awda Convention!

Eighth Annual Al-Awda International Convention
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, California, 92840
Tel: 760-918-9441

Laila Al-Arian, Jamal Dajaniand Ziad Abbas will be participating in the upcoming Eighth Annual Al-Awda International Convention which will take place the weekend of April 30 - May 2nd, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South. They are among an outstanding list of speakers for this year's convention.

Laila Al-Arian is a writer and producer for Al Jazeera English in Washington DC. She received an M.S. degree from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2006. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Alternet, The Independent, The Guardian, as well as several other media publications. Laila Al-Arian is also the daughter of Palestinian professor and political prisoner Sami Al-Arian who was unjustly imprisoned for several years in the US as a result of the Patriot Act and post-9/11 scapegoating.

Al-Arian will be speaking during a free* Saturday session about her father's case, "The Case of Sami Al-Arian".

Jamal Dajani is an award winning producer and Vice President of International News at Link TV. He is the co-creator and series producer of Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, winner of the prestigious Peabody Award. He has published several articles on the Middle East in many print and electronic media outlets and blogs regularly on The Huffington Post. Dajani holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Columbia University.

Dajani will be discussing "Alternative Media" during a free* Saturday session.

Ziad Abbas is a former Palestinian political prisoner, and a refugee from Dheisha camp near Bethlehem. He is the cofounder of the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh where he served as Co-Director from 1994 to 2008. Ziad is also a journalist who has worked with Palestinian and international media and has participated in the production of several documentary films. For the past year, Abbas has been the associate director of MECA.

Abbas will be discussing the issue of Palestinian Political Prisoners during a free* Saturday session.

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CONVENTION RATES - Register to reserve your place at the convention!

Member Pricing:
Friday Night April 30, 2010: FREE
Saturday Lectures/Workshops: FREE
Saturday Lunch with Keynote: $45 standard, $35 student
Saturday Banquet Dinner: $60 standard, $45 student
Sunday (members only meetings): FREE
FULL PACKAGE: $100 standard, $80 student

Non-Member Pricing:
Friday Night: Standard $30, Student $15 with valid ID
Saturday Lectures/Workshops: FREE
Saturday Lunch with Keynote: $55 standard, $40 student
Saturday Banquet Dinner: $75 standard, $55 student
Sunday: members only meetings
FULL PACKAGE (advance): $150 standard, $100 student

*Saturday sessions, excluding the Luncheon and Banquet, are free (donations of course are always appreciated). Attendees will be required to register at the convention. Attendance is encouraged for other parts of the convention.

***Babysitting available: $25 for Friday + Saturday, $15 Saturday Banquet only***


Program: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/program.html
Babysitting: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/cbs.html
Sponsorship: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/sponsor.html

For other information, visit: http://al-awda.org/convention8/index.html and keep revisiting that page as it is being updated regularly


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