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
Laila Al-Arian, Jamal Dajani and 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*
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.
Abbas will be discussing the issue of Palestinian Political
Prisoners during a free* Saturday session.
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discounts for members.
CONVENTION RATES - Register to reserve your place at the convention!
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
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
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
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. To
become a member, go to http://www.al-awda.org/membership.html