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Event Announcement

Resistance Through Culture

Al-Awda San Diego Annual Celebration

When: Saturday May 5, 2007 - 6:00 PM

Admission Free! All Welcome! Ahlan wa Sahlan!

Please advertise, call and invite your friends!

  • Topic: Resistance Through Culture
  • Speakers Dr. Manal Swairjo and Nader Abuljebain
  • Social plus Free delicious Arabic food prior to presentations (Food will include Chicken Shawerma, Rice, Hummus, Baba Ghannoush (M'tabbal), Salad, Baklawa - all Halal)

About The Speakers:

Dr. Manal Swairjo is an American-Arab of Palestinian origin. She was born in Gaza, Palestine and emigrated to the United States in 1989 where she studied and worked. She is currently an assistant professor of Biochemistry at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. Besides a career in science, Swairjo is active in various human and civil rights forums. She is a current member of the San Diego chapter of Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, member of the American-Arab Advisory Committee to the San Diego Chief of Police, and former board member of the San Diego chapter of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (1999-2000). She is author of columns and essays on Arab culture and literature in US and other publications.

Nader Abuljebain is an Arab American activist of Palestinian origin, born as a refugee in Kuwait, and immigrated to the USA in 1990. He is past president of the Los Angeles Orange County chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He is a member of the national steering committee of the Free Palestine Alliance, a founding and a national board member of the National Council of Arab Americans and Al-Awda and its third (2005) and fifth (2007) convention host committees. He is a speaker about Arab and Palestinian issues in general, and Zionism and the Right to Return in particular. His highly acclaimed book entitled "Palestinian History in Postage Stamps" was published by the Institute of Palestine Studies and the Welfare Association. He is very involved in preserving Arab Palestinian cultural heritage. Nader is also a labor union officer.

Note: To help us provide enough food, please email us at [email protected] if you are planning to attend to let us know how many will be in your party.

Donations welcome

For more information, contact:

Al-Awda San Diego
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-685-3243
Fax: 360-933-3568
Email: [email protected]


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