Monday, April 12, 2010

[SDCPJ] Diana Buttu and Ali Abunimah @ April 30 - May 2nd Al-Awda Convention!

 

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Diana Buttu and Ali Abunimah @ 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
http://www.al-awda.org/convention8
Tel: 760-918-9441
Diana Buttu and Ali Abunimah photo of ali abunimahphoto of diana buttuwill 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 years convention.
Buttu is a Palestinian human rights lawyer and former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiation team. She has appeared on numerous news and analysis programs speaking on Palestinian legal rights. Recently when asked on Al Jazeera about "institution building" her response was "In the history of mankind I have never heard of the liberation of a people through the construction of office space".
 
Diana Buttu will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday Luncheon [$55 standard, $40 student; Members- $45 standard, $35 student]. She will be speaking on "Palestinian refugee rights, the Palestinian political process, and the so-called negotiations".

Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian author and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on the Middle East, contributing regularly to the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times among other publications. His recent book is titled One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
 
Abunimah will be speaking during a free* Saturday session discussing "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions -- How they fit in a strategy for freedom, equality and return". This session will be followed by a Divestment and Boycott Panel with Students and Faculty.

Become a member and save! Reduced convention rate and other discounts for members.
 
CONVENTION RATES
- Register to reserve your place at the convention!
 
Member Pricing:
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

Non-Member Pricing:
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 Banquet only***

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. To become a member, go to http://www.al-awda.org/membership.html
 
 
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition | PO Box 131352 | Carlsbad | CA | 92013
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