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Palestinian Cultural Day
Date Tuesday May 15
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Santa Clara County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorPalestinian Heritage Committee
11th Annual Santa Clara County Palestinian Cultural Day

Join us in the community celebration featuring: Flag Raising and Proclamation followed by a Reception with Palestinian cuisine.

Guest Speaker: Hala Gabriel, a Los Angeles based filmmaker

Sponsored by: Supervisor Dave Cortese & the Palestinian Heritage Committee

This event is free and open to the public

Wheelchair accessible

Please carpool or use public transporation, light rail and bus. On-street metered parking is available on Hedding and San Pedro Streets. Additional parking at Civic Center Parking Garage. For more information on parking and directions see:
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by Palestinian Heritage Committee
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 11:42 AM
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by June 5
Sunday Jun 3rd, 2012 11:19 PM
Alameda County hads proclaimed June 5th Palestinian cultural Day
The Text of the Proclamation follows:

WHEREAS, Palestinians trace their roots back to the historic land of Palestine and primarily speak Arabic and profess either a Christian, Jewish or Muslim faith; and

WHEREAS, Palestinian culture is presented through books, poetry, music, dance, oral history, folktales, proverbs, and handicrafts made with cross-stitch embroidery patterns that often display ethnic or regionaI identity and honor a rich cultural legacy from centuries past that are important symbols of Palestinian culture; and

WHEREAS, Palestinians have embraced for over 2,000 years core values such as love of family, commitment to education, hospitality, and reverence for land, community empowernent, strong sense ofjustice and they now share these values with the residents of Alameda County; and

WHEREAS, Palestinian residents of Alameda County now number approximately 20,000 and continue to make major contributions to the County in the fields of arts and culture, community organizing, student activism, law and medicine, and are valued members of the community as small business owners; and

WHEREAS, Palestinians living in Alameda County will hold the first annual Palestinian Cultural Day thal honors the local Palestinian community and its contributions to the County's civic life as well as the historical and cultural contributions of Palestinians throughout the world.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that this Board of Supervisors, Counly of Alameda, Does hereby proclaim June 5, 2012 as "Palestinian Culural Day" and recognizes the contribrutions of the local Palestinian population of Alameda County residents and communities.

NATE MILEY, President
Supervisor, Fourth District

KEITH CARSON, Vice-President
Supervisor, Fifth District

Supervisor, First District

Supervisor, Third District