Come together for Palestine
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | June 1, 2011 — The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce its Sunday for Palestine on June 12, 2011. Join us for a 10:30 AM Brunch, themed "Palestine: A Declaration of Statehood," with keynote speaker Roving Ambassador for Special Missions for the PLO, and the Fatah Deputy Commissioner for International Relations, and author Afif Safieh. For over 20 years, Safieh has been dedicated to public service for the Palestinian people — as a diplomat, writer, activist and educator. Honest to the issues of the struggle and what is at stake, Safieh's diplomatic reign in Washington DC, London and Moscow — three most influential cities — has given him insight to the obstacles that face Palestine today. Safieh will be signing copies of his book "The Peace Process: From Breakthrough to Breakdown" as part of his National Book Tour.
At the Brunch, ADC will be presenting the Rose Nader Award to Ms. Salwa Mikdadi, head of the Arts & Culture Program, Emirates Foundation; and theRachel Corrie Memorial Award posthumously to the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ahmet Dogan, Furkan Dogan, the activist and humanitarian who was murdered in the Israeli raid upon the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
Following Brunch, join us at a Townhall Meeting at 12:30 PM on one of the fastest-growing, effective movements today — the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS is a just and legal movement that has proved to be effective in showing not only support for the Palestinian people, but also in putting pressure on businesses, governments, educational institutions, and others, in re-thinking support for the Occupation of Palestine. Please join co-director of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network Nadia Hijab, Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund Yousef Munayyer, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Josh Ruebner, activist Miko Peled, and Professor Ghassan Shabaneh in an interactive discussion on the BDS movement and its influence.
Nadia Hijab, Yousef Munayyer, Josh Ruebner, Miko Peled, Ghassan Shabaneh