Conference on Palestine
Education and Empowerment

March 17, 2001

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, North Campus Pierpont Commons.

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(Early registration is $25 for students, $40 regular, including lunch. Add $5 after February 28. Dinner is $10 extra).

The Palestine Conference is a one-day event organized by a group of University of Michigan students who support the Palestinian people in their quest for independence and freedom. The organizers seek to promote awareness and support for Palestine beyond the limits of ethnicity, religion and culture.

ACCESS Cultural Arts & Ahlam Film Group Present

The Middle Eastern & North African Film Festival

November 17th, 18th, &19th

Hosted by Henry Ford Community College

All screenings to be held at:

Administrative Service and Conference Center (ASCC)

Henry Ford Community College
South Dr. Entrance
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128-1495

The first annual MENA Film Festival will take place this November 17-19th, 2000. In our inaugural year, we are pleased to announce that we will be presenting the American premiere of the award-winning Egyptian film, "Closed Doors" by Atef Saadawi. We will also be including rarely seen and internationally acclaimed films and documentaries such as "100% Arabica" which explores France’s exploding Rai music scene, "Tornado" a film shot on location during Lebanon’s civil war, and various short films and documentaries by Arabs and Arab Americans.

This festival was founded to introduce film made and produced by artists of Middle East origin.

These films deal with a variety of issues and encompass a wide range of styles and genres. They explore issues on the fringe as well as mainstream attitudes and ways of life.

For more information and a full synopsis of films, please click on to:

A special musical opera
"Patriotic Songs, a gift to the children of the Intifada"

Hosted by The House of Arabic Culture
in cooperation with the Arab American Journal and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Over 17 community singers, poets and artists have volunteered their time and efforts to produce one of the most moving musical performances in solidarity with Palestinian people struggle for freedom against Israeli aggression. This performance dedicated to peace and justice.

Co-Sponsors: The Lebanese American Heritage Club, ACCESS, AAPAC, CAIR, Islamic Association of Palestine, American Arab Chamber of Commerce, American & Chaldean Council (ACC)

Thursday, October 19, 2000
7:00 PM

Fordson High School in Dearborn
(Intersection of Ford and Schaefer Road)
No Charge
Please attend and show your support for our children in Palestine.

For more information call Dr. Abed Al-Senad at 313-945-9500

American Muslims for Jerusalem-Michigan Committee invites all persons of conscience to attend Jerusalem Day

Saturday, September 9
5:00 PM

Fordson High School Auditorium
Dearborn, Michigan. Located on Ford Road one block west of Schaefer.

The program will include:

*Presentations by:
Dr. Abdelwahab Almaseery - Author and professor / Egypt
Dr. Khalid Abdallah -Previous Arab League Ambassador to Washington, DC
Dr. Ahmad Alkofahi - Imam and Professor / Minnesota
Mr. Khalid Turaani - Executive Director AMJ- Washington DC
Mr. Osama Ahmad -Editor in chief Alzaytounah-Texas

*A photo exhibit entitled The Palestinian Experience 1948-1998:
Dispossession, Dispersion and Occupation. Exhibit sponsored by Friends of Sabeel-North America.

*A folklore performance by Al-Noujoum.

*A program for young activists.

(Baby sitting will be provided.)

American Muslims for Jerusalem
208 G Street NE
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 548-4200

Marcel Khalife & Simon Shaheen with Qantara

August 5, 2000

Fordson High School Theater
1300 Ford Rd.
Dearborn, MI
for more information, call: 313-582-4310

West Beirut is coming to Detroit: April 7, 8, 9!

"West Beirut", a film by Ziad Doueiri, is the remarkable tale of three teenagers ,Tarek, Omar and May, growing up in the midst of the civil war in Beirut, Lebanon.

For a complete synopsis of the film, please go to the official "West Beirut" Website, or see our article here.

The Detroit Film Theatre, at the DIA, will be screening "West Beirut" on:
Friday April 7th 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Saturday April 8th 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Sunday April 9th 4:00pm and 7:00pm

Meet the Director:
Sunday April 9th Ahlam Film Group is proud to host "West Beirut's" director Ziad Doueiri at the 4:00 and 7:00 screenings. He will introduce his film and directly following the screenings, will answer questions from audience members. This is your chance to meet a world celebrated Arab director!

For More Information:
For ticket or showtime information please contact the Detroit Film Theatre at (313) 833-3237, or go to their Web Site
The theatre is located inside the Detroit Institute of Arts. For a map click here.

Ahlam Film Group is a coalition of Arab-American filmmakers based in the Metro-Detroit area. Our mission is to provide members support and resources as they pursue their individual film projects and to promote filmmaking amongst our community as a medium for our storytelling traditions. To learn more about Ahlam and our upcoming events please call (313) 438-2961.

17th National Convention
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

June 8-11, 2000
Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia

Our theme this year is:
"Arab-Americans: Truly Arab -- Fully American"

for more information, see
or contact our events coordinator at (202) 244-2900

Arab American Student Activism

Marching Into The Millenium

presented by the University of Michigan ADC chapter
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
January 14-16
University of Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI
More information: Visit our website at or e-mail

The AAUG 32nd Annual Convention

The Arab World:
Toward Rebirth And Renewal in the 21st Century

October 22-24, 1999
New York

@ Crowne Plaza Hotel, 66 Hale Ave., White Plains, New York

The Association of Arab-American University Graduates

For full program details, list of speakers and registration info, visit the AAUG website @

Remembering Deir Yassin and Qana

April 11, 2.00pm - 4.00pm, Moot Court Room, Detroit College of Law at Michigan University
Video, "In search of Palestine" narrated by World Literary Critic Dr. Edward Said, Professor at Columbia University.
Video, "Qana" - featuring footage of Qana today and interviews with Lebanese survivors.

Campaign against Home Demolitions Candle Light Vigil (DCL at MSU courtyard)

Arab-American Student Conference


January 30-31, 1999
The University of Michigan


The topics to be covered are: the Arab-American identity, environmental justice issues within the Arab-American community and abroad, media stereotypes and discrimination, Arab-American women's forum, and a workshop on Arab-American student activism.


Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, Professor at the University of Southern California. President, Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association.
Dr. Nabeel Abraham, Director of the Honors Program at Henry Ford Community College.
Dr. Kristine Ajroush, Research Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Rosina Hassoun, Vice-President of the Association of Arab-American University Graduates and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.
Dr. Nabil Khoury, President of the Association of Arab-American University Graduates.
Rania Masri, Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University and community activist.
Hussein Ibish, Media Director at the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Sam Husseini, Communications Director at the Institute for Public Accuracy.
Nadine Naber, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California- Davis; community activist and founder of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association, North America.
Dr. Kathryn Savoie Environmental Director at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS); Dearborn, MI
Lina Beydoun, Ph.D. Candidate at Wayne State University. Research interests include ethnic boundaries and frontiers as well as the sexuality and identity of Arab American women.

Dr. Rashid Khalidi

President, American Committee on Jerusalem
Director, Center for International Studies
The University of Chicago

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