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Upcoming Community Events March 27th- April 7th
by ADC and Arab-American Legal Svcs
Monday Mar 26th, 2007 5:37 PM

Iraq: 4 Years after "Freedom", Featuring Professor Ayad Alqazzaz
Date: April 9, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: 10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley
Join us for the first event of our new program, Arab American Legal Services. A night to memorialize 4 years of war on Iraq , featuring academics, students, and performance artists.
Featured Arab American Legal Services Event


Iraq: 4 Years after "Freedom", Featuring Professor Ayad Alqazzaz
Date: April 9, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: 10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley
Join us for the first event of our new program, Arab American Legal Services. A night to memorialize 4 years of war on Iraq , featuring academics, students, and performance artists.
Speakers Include: Ayad Alqazzaz, Samera Esmeir and Salam Talib plus spoken-word and music.
More details to follow.
Sponsored by: Arab American Legal Services, Muslim Law Students Association (Boalt) and Middle East Law Student Association (Boalt)
Contact arabamericanlegal@ gmail.com for more information. Donations accepted.

Community Events

1. March 27: SF Public Library: Queer in the Middle East
2. March 27: Palestine 2007, Issues in the Struggle
3. March 31: Evening Discussion on Christian Zionism
4. April 1: Luxor Restaurant: Tuition Benefit, Buffet, Auction, and Live Entertainment
5. April 5: Video Café: “Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land”
6. April 7: San Antonio Park : Days of April Immigration BBQ and Community Fair


Community Events

1. Queer in the Middle East
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 6:00pm
Location: The SF Public Library 100 Larkin Street at Grove Street, San Francisco
Presentations from: Scott Long of Human Rights Watch, Suha Dabbouseh of Amnesty International and Al-Fatiha, and a representative of the Palestinian Gay Women's organization ASWAT in public conversation moderated by Professor Mohamed Abdo Mahgoub, ex-Dean of Arts at Alexandria University in Egypt.

2. Palestine 2007: Issues in the Struggle
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Location: Centro del Pueblo 474 Valencia St (btwn 15th & 16th/near 16th St BART)
Featured Speaker: Elias Rashmawi, Chair of the National Board, National Council of Arab Americans (NCA). The situation today for the Palestinian people, Prospects for the new "National Unity" government, The relationship between the struggles in Iraq , Lebanon & Palestine , The role and objective of the U.S. government? Discussion period will follow the presentation.
$5–10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) Wheelchair accessible. Call to reserve free childcare.
Sponsored by ANSWER Act Now to Stop War and End Racism http://www.internationalan swer.org

3. An Evening Discussion on Christian Zionism, Featuring Chris Hedges & Hatem Bazian
Date: Saturday, March 31, 7:30 pm
Location: Muslim Community Association 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Chris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. He was on staff at The New York Times and is the author of “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America” Dr. Hatem Bazian is a senior lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and an adjunct professor at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Admission: $10.

4. Tuition Benefit Party for Ahmed, a Palestinian Student in San Francisco
Date: Sunday, April 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Luxor Restaurant, 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco
A fundraiser to raise tuition money for Ahmed, a high school student unable to return to Gaza , to complete his education in the US . Featuring Middle Eastern Buffet, Silent Auction, Live Entertainment and Dancing. Tickets are $35 per person, or two for $60. No host bar. Please RSVP to 650.359.0339. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.pacificapeacepe ople.net

5. “Peace Propaganda and the Promised Land”
Date: Thursday April 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Redstone Building 2940 16th Street, Room 216 C, 2nd floor
(between S. Van Ness and Mission in San Francisco)
A striking documentary exposing how US political elites working with Israeli public relations have a powerful influence over media reporting on Palestinian/ Israeli news in an attempt to distort public opinion. An evening to support Bay Area activities to Boycott Israeli Goods (BIG) and divestment from Israel . Sponsored by Global Women's Strike SF/Bay Area and RainbowBIG. For more info, 415-626-4114. All welcome, entry by donation.

6. Days of April: Immigrant Rights Community Fair and Barbeque
Date: Saturday April 7, daylong
Location: San Antonio Park , 1701 E 19th St Oakland , CA 94606
A public fair with print material offering resources for immigrants, tables at which community organizations can share their work, plus snacks, theatrical performances and live music. Come out and learn more about your rights as an immigrant, and how we can organize for this year’s May 1st mobilizations!
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

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