New York Subcommittees
The following is a
list of Al-Awda subcommittees operating in the New York - New Jersey area.
If you are interested in joining a subcommittee, please e-mail:
This committee's concentration has been in writing letters to the press
in response to negative and positive media coverage of Palestinian and
Arab issues. Some of its future activities
might include setting up workshops to expand this to the other members,
writing press advisories for our events, setting up press conferences,
or establishing relationships with mebers of the press.
Besides reaching out to various groups for participation in our events,
this committee is responsible for writing letters of solidarity for all
the movements we support, setting up speaking engagments for our members
at all relevant solidartiy rallies and events in New York. Some of its
future activities might include locating and contacting organizations,
shops, places of worship, individuals and informing them about events,
getting their sponsorship, gauging their participation, forming a phone/contact
list of these peoples, maybe making a phone tree, giving a core list to
This commitee is non-functioning right now. It will continue to be non-functioning
until a large number of people start to express interest in civil disobedience.
This committee's short-term goal is to set up teach-ins in every school
in the tri-state area between now and April 6th, hoping to attract as
many participants in the April 7th Right Of Return rally as we can. Our
more long term goal is to set up Arab sensitive curriculum or lesson plans
for HS and JHS teachers to teach from.
Members of this committee are responsible for working as a liason between
Al-Awda and our lawyers.
This committee is in charge of managing Al-Awda's financial business in
the New York / New Jersey chapter.
Marshalls are responsible for internal security at rallies and protests.
These people are generally designated individuals, trained in keeping people
organized and in place for marches. There is usually also a few individuals
who act as a medical help team in case someone during a march needs assistance
or medical attention.
Our band of performers that create costumes and a script for portraying issues pertinent to the right of return.
These performances occur at rallies and independently.
Finding Mission to Lebanon Committee
Finding Mission to Palestine Committee
for New Jersey Islamic Community
for Queens Islamic Community