Ninth Annual Int'l Al-Awda Convention



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Ninth Annual International Al-Awda Convention - Onward, United and Stronger Until Return!


JUST IN: Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, one of the 'big five' trade unions in Britain, and Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Chair UK will be addressing Al-Awda's Ninth Annual International Convention.


Strategy, tactics and planning discussions:

  • The Palestine Papers and the Arab people's uprising; Impact on the Palestinian struggle and future organizing
  • Boycotts & Divestment
  • Refugee Support
  • Return From Exile Project with Free Palestine Movement
  • Cultural Resistance Through Various Forms of Art
  • Palestinian Children's Rights Campaign
  • Young activist program with hands on workshops

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, Founding President of the Palestine Land Society
  • Abbas Al-Nouri, Syrian Arab actor of "bab el-hara" fame, political activist
  • Diana Buttu, Palestinian lawyer, former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiating team
  • Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, and Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Chair UK
  • Ali Abunimah, Palestinian author and co-founder Electronic Intifada
  • Lubna Masarwa, Palestinian activist, survivor of Mavi Marmara massacre
  • Laila Al-Arian, Palestinian Author, writer and Al-Jazeera English producer
  • Dr. Jamal Nassar, Specialist in Middle East politics, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB
  • Rim Banna, Palestinian singer & activist
  • Najat El-Khairy, Palestinian porcelain painting artist
  • Remi Kanazi, Palestinian spoken word artist, activist
  • Youth from Al Bayader Center Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Plus . . .


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


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Videos Messages

Dr. Salman Abu Sitta

Salman Abu Sitta 


Najat El-Khairy

Najat El-Kheiry


Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah


Remi Kanazi

Remi Kanazi


Abbas Hamideh 

Abbas Hamideh



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