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Palestine Solidarity Evening (8 December)

You are warmly invited to our commemoration of :


An evening of discussion, music, poetry and featuring the Ottawa premiere
of Edward Said’s BBC documentary:  In Search of Palestine.

		Tuesday, December 8, 1998 - 7:30 pm
                 Railway Room, Centre Block
                  Parliament Hill, Ottawa

An evening event to mark the United Nations Day of Solidarity with
Palestinians will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at 7:30 pm in the
Railway Room (Rm 253D), Center Block, Parliament Hill. The evening will
feature the Ottawa premiere of Edward Said’s BBC documentary, In Search of
Palestine.  Guest speakers will include noted theologian Mark Ellis, Peyton
Lyon, Nahla Abdo, John Sigler, Senator Marcel Prud’homme, Svend Robinson, MP
Burnaby-Douglas, and a first hand account of life in the Palestinian refugee
camps in Lebanon by CEPAL volunteers Mark Zeitoun and Andrea-Kirsten Becker.
The event will also feature live music, poetry reading, a photo display, and
Arabic finger foods! 

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

7:00 – 7:30  Music

7:30   Welcome – John Sigler (MC)

7:35   Poetry reading – Nahla Abdo

7:45   Peyton Lyon: “Canada’s Role in Israel/Palestine”

8:00   Words of Solidarity (Svend Robinson (NDP), Keith Martin (Reform),
Marc Assad(Liberal))

8:10   Children’s Voices: Husam and Usama Alsousi

8:15   Break

8:25   Theologian Marc Ellis

8:55   "Future? What Future?" 50 years of Palestinian Refugees in
Lebanon” by Mark Zeitoun and Andrea-Kirsten Becker

9:30   Senator Marcel Prud’homme

9:35   Edward Said's dcocumentary - In Search of Palestine

10:25  Closing of Event

Admission is free.  Donations will be kindly accepted.  Please RSVP to
(613) 232-0410 or (514) 499-0125 or cepal@cyberus.ca

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

This event is sponsored by CEPAL – the Canadian Educational Exchange with
Palestinians, The National Council on Canada-Arab Relations, Canadians
Concerned for the Middle East, and Libby Davies, MP-Vancouver East.
Co-sponsors include the Palestinian Women’s Association of Ottawa, the
Canadian-Arab Federation, the Arab Students Union– Carleton University, the
Palestine Solidarity Committee of McGill University,  Middle East
Discussion Group - Carleton University, Ottawa Islamic School, Second
Generation Muslims, Palestinian Women’s Association, CEAD, Islamic Mosaic
Radio, Canadian Arab Federation, and Friends of Sabeel - North America. 


		Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange

	     #1515-475 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Canada, K2P 2E6
		Tel.: (613) 232-0410 or (514) 499-0125
			Fax: (514) 398-8432
           (volunteering inquiries:  cepal_stv99@hotmail.com)

CEPAL works to assist palestinian refugees in the pursuit of their basic
human rights by increasing their access to education and by raising public
awareness in
canada about their struggle.


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