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Convention Program

This page is under construction. The following program is tentative only and subject to change. An updated program of the 9th Annual Int'l Al-Awda Convention will be posted soon.


Friday April 29, 2011

Registration 6:00 PM - close

Meet & Greet with Arabic food provided

Convention opening 7:00 PM

Abbas Hamideh -National Coordinating Committee Welcome

Resistance Through Various Forms of Art

Michel Shehadeh, Plenary
Najat El-Khairy, Presentation & Exhibit
Remi Kanazi, Poetry
Hala Gabriel, The "ROAD to TANTURA"
Rim Banna Situation in '48 Palestine


Saturday April 30, 2011

Registration 9:00 AM - end


Palestinian Children's Rights Campaign and Refugee Support
Yarmouk Refugee Camp Al Bayader Center Youth Presentations
Student Summit With The Community
Boycott Divestment and Sanctions
Return From Exile Project


12:30 PM Convention Lunch

Keynote Speaker Hugh Lanning: "The Role of Trade Unions and Solidarity Campaigns in the Struggle for the Liberation of Palestine"

Remi Kanazi Spoken Word


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Palestine Papers and the Arab People's Uprising
Impact on the Palestinian struggle and future organizing

Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, Ali Abunimah, Laila Al-Arian, Ahmad Shawki and Dr. Jamal Nassar

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Convention Resolutions

7:00 pm – midnight - Banquet

Onward, United and Stronger Until Return!

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Salman Abu Sitta "The Palestinian Quest for Freedom"
  • Rim Banna Sings!
  • Dr. Musa and Mrs. Suheila Nasir Community Achievement Award
  • Tribute to Al-Awda Member Abou Obeida Omran
  • Outstanding Al-Awda Member Achievement Award (TBA)
  • Annual Report and Fundraiser
  • Dabke by Zaytouna and Other Cultural Performances

Additional information

Young Activist Program
Travel Directions
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