Los Angeles

The Palestinian-American Women's Assn. of Southern Calif. cordially invites you to attend
International Women'S Day Celebration.

Saturday, March 16, 2002
Hyatt Regency Hotel (Near Disneyland Resort)
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, Ca 92840

Guest Speaker: Muna Hamzeh
Palestinian-American Journalist
Author, Professor, and Founder of Across Boarders Project
Aimed At Connecting Palestinian Refugee Camps On The Internet

Master of Ceremonies Fadia Issam Rafeedie
Gold Medalist From U.C. Berkeley
Currently Attending Yale Law School

Live Arabic Entertainment Palestinian Singer Woroud

No Host Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Adult $40.00, Student $30.00

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
(Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter)

Cordially invites you to the Annual
Alex Odeh Humanitarian Award Banquet

Guest speaker:
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

Saturday March 10, 2001
6 pm Reception
7 pm Dinner
Individuals: $55
Students: $40
Table (10 Seats): $500

Irvine Airport Hilton
18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA. 92612
(949) 833-9999 (For directions only)

For reservations and information: (714) 636-1232
Or email: adcwest@adc.org or visit: www.adcwest.com

The Southern California Alliance of Arab and American Organizations
invites you to attend:

A Night of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Saturday, January 27, 2001
6:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 14299 Firestone Boulevard,
La Mirada, CA (714) 739-8500

Keynote Speaker:
Abdelbari Atwaan,
Editor-In-Chief Alquds Alarabi newspaper, London

The program will include: Solidarity messages, simple dinner and drinks, music and songs, and video

Donation $15.00

For more information call:
(714) 636-1232
(562) 944-7495

Christmas Eve
Candlelight Vigil

Please join the vigil on December 24, Christmas Eve, to demand peace and justice for the Palestinian people

Each day, more Palestinian children are being killed by the Israeli military. In the past two months alone, Israeli forces in occupied Palestine have murdered more than 300 Palestinians.

Our U.S. Tax dollars, of $10 million per day, are paying for the brutal repression of the Palestinian people, who are struggling for freedom and justice, It is time to stand up and support the right of the Palestinians to their own state with occupied East Jerusalem as its capitol. It is time for all those who have been forced out of their homeland be granted their inalienable right to return to their home of origin.

The killing of innocent Palestinians must stop now!

No more U.S. Tax dollars to Israel!

Join our candle light vigil outside the cathedral to remember those who have died at the hands of the Israeli military, and to demand peace with justice for Palestine.

Sunday December 24,
5-7 PM
The Crystal Cathedral
12141 Lewis St.
Garden Grove, CA. 92840
(714) 971-4000

For more information please call
(714) 636-1232 or (213) 487-2368

Sponsored by:
Coalition for Peace and Justice in Palestine:
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Los Angeles/Orange County chapter, (ADC), Palestinian American Women Association of Southern California (PWA), International Action Center (IAC), The Arab Community Center (ACC), (Organizations are urged to join the coalition)

Kan Zaman Community Ensemble Fall Concert

November 11, 2000
At 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Theater Center
514 South Spring Street

Adjacent secure parking: $3.50

Tickets: $25, $20 & $15 (Students)

For tickets please call:
(213) 485-1681

For more information:
(626) 432-8235


American Mothers and Children For Palestinian Rights

Bring the whole family to show your solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom and Independence

An important Vigil

Where: The Federal Building in Santa Ana
411 West 4TH Street
Santa Ana

Date: Friday, October 13, 2000

Time: 1 PM

Sponsored by:
Palestinian American Women Association, ADC Palestinian Right of Return Taskforce, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR),Birzeit Society, Arab Community Center, International Action Center, Save the Iraqi Children Coalition, Arab Palestinian Club. (Organizations are invited to co-sponsor)

Directions: From the 5 FWY going South: Take the Main St South Exit, merge into N Main St. Turn right onto W Santa Ana Blvd, Turn slight left onto N Ross St. Turn left onto W 4th St. to address.

From I-5 going North: Take Grand Ave exit towards Santa Ana Blvd. Turn left onto N Grand Ave, Turn right onto E Santa Ana Blvd., Turn Slight left onto N Ross St., Turn left onto W 4th St. to address.

For more information please call:
(949) 636-3897

ADC Alex Odeh Humanitarian Award Banquet

November 4, 2000

Irvine Airport Hilton Hotel, Irvine California, for more information, please contact (714) 636-1232, e-mail: shehadeh@worldnet.att.net

The ADC Right of Return Task Force
(West Coast) has organized a
Conference on the Right of Return
Anaheim, CA
September 10, 2000, 3 pm

Speakers include:
Elaine Hagopian
Professor Emerita of Sociology,
Simmons College, Boston.

Rev. James Lawson
Holman United Methodist Church

Nader Abuljebain
ADC Greater Los Angeles and Orange County board member

Jordan Elgrably
Executive director Ivri-Nasawi, Sephardic/Mizrahi Artists and Writers

Michel Shehadeh
ADC West Coast Director

Unitarian Church of Orange County
511 South Harbor Blvd.

Marcel Khalife & Simon Shaheen with Qantara

July 29, 2000

Luckman Theater
California State University, Los Angeles
Ticket Office: 323-343-6600

for more information, visit

Great Films
May 31 & June 8, 2000

Free to the public!

May 31, 2000
reception, films, dialogue 6-10 pm

Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th St. Downtown L.A.
enter parking garage at Flower ($5)

Films begin at 7 pm

"Aisha" by Parine Jaddo (1999), 25 minutes
A sardonic experimental film on Arab identity and gender; shot in a fluid, comedic and dramatic style. Exposes the dichotomy for Arab women between East and West. Los Angeles premiere!

"Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land" (1995,) 66 minutes
A film from Michel Khleifi, director of "Wedding in Galilee" This fascinating film explores unconventional relationships among couples of different religions and cultures in Israel/Palestine.

Co-moderators for the evening include Jordan Elgrably, a writer and producer of Moroccan descent, and Elio Zarmati, an Egyptian-born screenwriter, director and producer.

June 8, 2000, 6-10 pm, reception, films, dialogue

Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA. Enter from Sunset Blvd at Westwood Plaza

"But You Speak Such Good English" (1999), 25 minutes Los Angeles premiere!
directed by Parisa Taghizadeh and Marjan Safinia, a comic documentary, set in London, about Iranian/English cultures and the clash of East/West identities. More than two million Iranians fled Iran following the 1979 Islamic revolution. Many settled in Southern California and New York, while a large number went to London.

"In Search of Palestine" (1998), narrated by Edward Said
**Los Angeles premiere**
directed & produced by Charles Bruce for the BBC

Although made in 1998 and narrated by the internationally-known author, Edward Said, this documentary still has not been shown nationally on American television. The film examines the painful history of Palestinians, as well as contemporary realities on the ground.

Co-moderators for the evening include UCLA film studies doctoral candidate Azadeh Farahmand, UCLA comp lit doctoral candidate and Arab American translator Nezar Andary, and Dr. Sondra Hale, an anthropologist at UCLA.

"Who We Are,
Where We Live"

April 15th at 4:00-6:00 PM
Midnight Special Bookstore
1318 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica

British Photojournalist Peter Fryer directed photography workshops with Palestinian refugee children on behalf of Save The Children (UK).

Join us for a stirring exhibition of photography by Palestinian refugee children, ages 8-15, from Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza who have documented their lives, suffering and poverty.

Children's photos will be on display at 10 AM
Film screening "Children of Shatilla"

Sponsored by:
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International Santa Monica group, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

for more information, contact:
Michel Shehadeh,
Western Regional Director, ADC
E-mail: shehadeh@worldnet.att.net

Joining Hands for Arab American Women: Empowerment in the New Millennium

March 25, 2000, at 6:30
Radisson Hotel of Fullerton
222 West Houston Ave. Fullerton, CA

The Palestinian-American Women's Assn of Southern CA presents an event celebrating International Women's Day

Fadwa El Guindi, professor of Anthropology, USC. Speech entitled: Arab American Women's activism, Building on Arab Clultural Legacy. Ms. El Guindi will be signing her newly published book "Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance".
Halimeh Abu Solb, Palestinian Attorney, Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, Palestine
Vanessa Zuabi, Performing a dramatic monologue entitled "The Tragic Journey of the Palestinians"

Plus Arab World Fashion Show, Live Arabic entertainment by the Woroud Milad Folkloric Dabke Group

For more information call (949)636-3897,
(714)632-8332, (909)861-8645

The ADC Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Chapter in conjunction with the Egyptian Consulate in San Francisco
cordially invite you to
an open discussion With his Excellency Minister

Amre Mousa

Discussing "Development in the Arab World and the Middle East: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities"

Hilton - Los Angeles Airport
IBM- Pacific Ball Room
5711 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles (310) 410-4000

Sunday March 19, 2000 @ 4 P.M.

For more information call: (714) 636-1232
Michel Shehadeh
Western Regional Director
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
email: shehade-@worldnet.att.net

National Speaking Tour In Orange County
"House Demolitions: Towards a Just and Viable Peace?"
Featuring: Salim Shawamreh & Jeff Halper
The Unitarian Church of Orange County
511 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim (714)758–1050
Tuesday February 1, 2000 @ 7 PM

In 1994, extremely crowded conditions in Shu'afat, Occupied West Bank, made life there unbearable so Salim Shawamreh decided to build "illegally" on his land, after having been repeatedly denied a permit by the Israeli military rulers. A demolition order was issued by the Israelis, but the bulldozers did not arrive right away, leaving the Shawamrehs in daily fear that their house could be destroyed at any time. That moment came suddenly in July, 1998, as the family was sitting down for lunch. Salim, his wife and their six children were violently removed by the Israeli army amidst gunfire, tear gas and percussion grenades.
Jeff Halper is the Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and a Professor of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University. As the Coordinator of ICAHD, he has forged a new mode of Israeli peace activity based on nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience to the Israeli Occupation authorities and in close cooperation with Palestinian organizations.
For More Information Please contact: Michel Shehadeh Western Regional Director American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee T:(714) 636-1232 email: shehade-@worldnet.att.net


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