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!

Along with our expanding network of grassroots, student and solidarity activists, help design and energize for the coming year's work. 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 our organization!

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 of 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, advocacy and organizing projects Al-Awda is leading.

Speakers include:

--- His Excellency Hilarion Capucci, exiled Archbishop of Jerusalem
--- Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of Al-Mubadara, The Palestinian National Initiative
--- Hamdi Qandil, legendary Egyptian journalist and commentator
--- Diana Buttu, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer, former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team
--- Ali Abunimah, Palestinian author and co-founder Electronic Intifada
--- Jamal Dajani, award-winning Palestinian producer and VP International News at Link TV
--- Deema Shehabi, widely acclaimed Palestinian-American poet and editor
--- James Lafferty, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles
--- Dr. Nabil Azzam, plus singer and band performance
--- Michel Shehadeh, Palestinian activist and executive director of the Arab Film Festival

Strategy, tactics and planning discussions will include:

Refugee support
Boycotts & divestment
US aid to Israel in this time of financial crisis
Palestinian political prisoners
Round-table discussion with keynote speakers followed by Q & A
Youth program with hands on workshops

Plus . . .

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

Flyers - please feel free to download, print and distribute these widely as you deem fit:
B & W: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/flyerbw.pdf
Color: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/flyercol.pdf


Significant discounts 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

Reservations: 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
Advertising: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/ads.html
Exhibitors: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/table.html
Hotel Accommodation: http://www.al-awda.org/convention8/hotel.html

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


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 advocacy 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.