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For Immediate Release
January 10, 2007

[Updated May 7, 2007]

Uniting for the Return - Support The Fifth Annual International Al-Awda Convention
May 25-27, 2007
, Embassy Suites Hotel - Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is pleased to announce that its landmark Fifth Annual International Convention will take place in Embassy Suites Hotel - Anaheim South, Garden Grove, CA May 25-27, 2007.

The date commemorates the Nakba, the 59th year since the “State of Israel” was declared on stolen Palestinian land, resulting in the Zionist occupation of all of Palestine.

The theme, Uniting for the Return, will address the next phase of our struggle in the shataat (exile).

The primary objective of the convention will be to continue the development of campaigns to achieve the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their original homes, towns and villages in occupied Palestine.

In the past year, we have made another significant leap forward, with the active participation of our Palestinian and Arab communities in the Right to Return movement.

The building of our youth groups is a source of great pride, assuring the continuing development of activists and leadership for our struggle.

Among other successful efforts are our media and film work, and refugee support.

This convention will seek to develop and strengthen these and other programs while aiming to further advance participation.

Preparation for this convention began on December 2nd, 2006 at Al-Awda’s West Coast Regional Conference with the participation of our chapters in San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles/Orange County. Along with a number of sister Palestinian, Arab and other community-based organizations: PAWA, FPA, NCA, MSA at Palomar College and UCSD, SJP at UCSD, UCLA and UCR, significant progress has already been made, and new organizations are in the process of joining in.

To achieve our goals, we also need your support:

To help us with convention-associated costs such as venue, speaker travel and accommodation, mobilization, advertising, student participation etc., we welcome individual and organizational sponsorship of the Fifth Annual International Al-Awda Convention as follows:

Bronze - $50
Silver - $100
Gold - $250
Platinum - $500
Diamond - $1000

Please send your sponsorship donation to:

PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA

Alternatively, to make a secure sponsorship donation using your credit card, simply click on the paypal "Donate" button below.

PLEASE NOTE: Sponsors will be listed in the printed program of the convention unless otherwise requested. In addition, as a token of our appreciation, sponsors will receive a free copy of a book of Naji al-Ali's Caricatures (in Arabic), DVD copy (in English) of the Al-Awda Alternate Focus film contest winner 'My Land' or anyone of our t-shirts (just tell us which).

We have also set up an email list to serve as an organizing forum for fundraising for the convention. To actively participate with this effort, simply send a blank message to

To get involved with organizing other aspects of the convention, send a blank message to

Additional information

Travel Directions
For Media
Convention Flyer
Palestine Cultural Event Flyer
Exhibitor Tables
Host Committee
Points of Unity

We thank you for your support and look forward to your participation.

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-685-3243
Fax: 360-933-3568

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is the largest network of grassroots activists and students dedicated to Palestinian human rights. We are a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible.



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