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Al-Awda at UCLA, in conjunction with the United Arab Society-UCLA, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Muslim Student Association-UCLA present:

PALESTINE 101: A History of Palestine and the Right of Return

TEACH-IN + FILM PREMIERE Saturday April 10 12 noon- 6pm (free food and refreshments provided) Bunche Hall 1209B, UCLA

This event will feature presentations by Dr Jess Ghannam and Dr Zahi Damuni as well as the Los Angeles premiere of a documentary on Palestinian refugees titled "PALESTINE IS WAITING".

DR. JESS GHANNAM is a psychoanalyst and a professor at the University of California-San Francisco. He is a grassroots activist and member of Al-Awda San Francisco and Al-Awda's international executive committee. He currently serves as the president of the San Francisco American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. DR. ZAHI DAMUNI is co-founder of Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, which is one of the largest international networks of grassroots activists dedicated to Palestinian human rights. He currently serves as elected member on Al-Awda's international coordinating and executive committees. Before relocating to the west coast where he is currently involved in biotech research, he was a tenured professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine.

First Session
The History of Palestine from Al Nakba until the "Peace" Talks- by Dr Jess Ghannam A factual presentation on the history of Palestine, with special emphasis on Palestinian refugees, which will include rare photographs of Al Nakba and Palestine before 1948.

--break (refreshments)--

Second Session
The Right of Return Under Threat: From Oslo to the Geneva Accord- by Dr Zahi Damuni A discussion of the recent attempts to undermine fundamental Palestinian rights, including the Right of Return.

--1 hour break for lunch (provided)--

Third Session
The Real Grassroots Peace Initiative: What You Can Do- with Dr Ghannam and Dr Damuni A discussion of how you can get involved in activism for Palestine and an introduction to groups like Al-Awda and their role in defending Palestinian rights.


Film Premiere

Q&A Followup

This event is FREE!

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for more info on this event or any other event during PALESTINE AWARENESS WEEK contact: [email protected]

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