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SF: 4th Annual International Right-of-Return Conference
Date Friday July 14
Time 6:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Jack Adams Hall
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorReem Assil
Emailinfo [at]

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and the General Union of Palestine Students at SFSU are proud to announce the Fourth International Al-Awda Convention in San Francisco, CA. It will be a strategic planning conference focused on adapting to shifting realities and rising to meet the challenges of our era. In working for return, we will highlight two main themes:

1) Political and material isolation of the State of Israel,
2) Political and material support of the Palestinian refugee population.

Opening program and dinner will be held on Friday night with keynote speakers Dr. Salman Abu Sitta and Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi. The conference will be devoted to political assessments, breakout sessions on organizing of refugee support, divestment from Israel, and planning for the coming year as well as workshops on organizing in different sectors, and arriving at concrete resolutions recommended by the separate breakout sessions. We intend to make Return-to-Palestine central to all aspects of pro-Palestine organizing.

Confirmed Speakers:
Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, former member of the Palestine National Council and known expert researcher on Palestinian refugee affairs.
Michel Shehadeh, LA 8 defendant
Rabab Abdulhadi, director of Center for Arab American Studies
at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Asaad Abu Khalil, professor at California State University, Stanislaus

Evening programs will be celebrations of Palestinian culture and spirit, including food, music, speakers, live entertainment and more!

Endorsed by: Diwan Al-Arab Magazine ( ); Committee for the Committee to Defend Refugee Rights, Palestine; Palestine Return Center(PRC), London, UK; National Council of Arab Americans (NCA), USA; Palestine Solidarity Group (USA); Palestinian Refugees Association of Europe (Iraq and Lebanon Chapters); Organization for Peace and Solidarity, Iraq, A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, USA; Free Palestine Alliance, USA

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