Posted by Zahi Damuni
Educating, Advocating, and Organizing For The Return
Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference
Hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine @ SDSU, UCSD and USD, and Al-Awda San Diego, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Where: La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 (Please Note the Change of Venue)
LEARN about the Palestinian refugee crisis and what is happening here on the West Coast
SHARE IDEAS with fellow activists and help empower the right to return movement at large
ACT NOW! your participation is urgently needed in the months ahead! This is your chance!
When: Saturday February 13, 2010, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Program: Strategy & tactics discussions will include panels on Student Activism, Refugee Support, Media Activism, and preparations for the upcoming Al-Awda National Convention. Speakers will include Dr. Jess Ghannam, Chair of Al-Awda's National Coordinating Committee, Mazen Almoukdad, Al-Awda Refugee Support Activist, Adam Shapiro, activist filmmaker, among others. There will also be a special presentation of personal experience by a recent arrival from Al-Waleed camp in Iraq.
For a tentative schedule of the one day conference, visit this program page http://al-awdacal.org/program.html.
Conference is free of charge!!
The conference will be followed by:
Dinner Banquet - Celebrating 10 Years of Al-Awda
The dinner banquet includes keynote address by Dr. Jamal Nassar, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino; A Second West Coast Regional Dabke Competition; and Delicious Arabic Food (all Halal)
When: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (doors open 6:00 pm)
Banquet Dinner: General $25.00; Student $15.00; Children under 5 free
To get your tickets, please go to http://al-awdacal.org/dinner.html or contact 760-918-9441 Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
(Please note that attendance at the conference is not required for attendance at the dinner and vice versa)
Sponsorship: We welcome individual and organizational sponsorship of The Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference. All Sponsors will be listed in the printed program of the conference and acknowledged at the Ten Years of Al-Awda Celebration Dinner unless otherwise requested. Underwriters will each also have a table for eight people reserved for them at the Dinner Celebration. For more information, please go to this sponsorship page http://al-awdacal.org/sponsors.html
Suggested accommodation for out of town guests see: Hotel circle http://www.hotelcircle.net
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Directions: Take the Spring St exit from I-8 E toward El Centro (6.8 miles). Merge onto 13A (85 ft). Slight left to stay on 13A (315 ft). Continue onto Spring Street (0.1 mile). Turn left at University Ave (0.4 miles). Turn left at Memorial Dr.
Parking is free. Plenty available.
For more information, contact SJP @ SDSU, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182; Tel: 661-992-3281 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Al-Awda San Diego: email@example.com, Tel: 760-918-9441
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA