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Evening of Mid-East Food & Political Art - Saturday 12 Feb, 2005
Feature Presentation: "Naji al-Ali: Character, Symbols, and Relevance"

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2005

Al Awda-San Diego and Students for Justice @ UCSD will be hosting an evening of Middle East Food and Political Art on Saturday 12 February 2005 beginning at 6 pm. This event will take place at the Meridian room on the 2nd floor of the Eleanor Roosevelt College dining complex at the University of California in San Diego, La Jolla. The event will feature an expert multi-media presentation by Dr. Fayeq Oweis from San Francisco State University about the work of the well-known Palestinian political cartoonist Naji al-Ali. Dr. Oweis' presentation is entitled "Naji al-Ali: Character, Symbols, and Relevance."

The Arab-style dinner will include delicious chicken and beef shawerma (halal), falafel, hummus, salad, and rice. Beverages, including soda, water and coffee, and desert will also be provided.

Ticket per adult, $22.00; Student, $15; Child, $10.00.

This event is open to the public.

To reserve your tickets by mail, your payment must be received prior to February 10 at:

Al Awda San Diego
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA

Please address your check to Al-Awda.

Early reservations encouraged.

To reserve your tickets online, please click on the appropriate button below:

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About Naji Al-Ali: Naji al-Ali is one of the most well known political cartoonists of the Arab world. A Palestinian refugee, he courageously challenged Israel, Arab regimes, and the world with drawings that boldly portrayed the blatant injustices committed upon his people. His most famous character, "Handala", was the forever youthful and ever-watchful witness to these injustices. Nearly two decades after his assassination, Naji al-Ali's work remains an important political expression, and Handala has become an iconic figure of the Palestinian refugee.

Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at Genesee Avenue, westbound. Follow Genesee to top of the hill, bearing left onto North Torrey Pines. Go South on North Torrey Pines. At traffic light, turn left onto North Point Drive. Take a Right onto Scholars Drive to the Eleanor Roosevelt College. The Dining Complex is #430 on the college map at Parking lot adjacent to the building is free on Saturday.

Flyer: Please feel free to download, print and distribute our Flyer for this event.

For more information, call 760-685-3243 (Zahi Damuni) or 858-578-6240 (Jody Bong).
Email: [email protected]

Proceeds from this event will be directed to help with costs associated with Al-Awda's Third Annual International Convention scheduled for April 15-17, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

See the photos from this highly succesful event!

Al-Awda San Diego
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Fax: 360-933-3568
Email: [email protected]


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