Sunday, April 17, 2005

Palestinian American Congress Convention, Houston, April 22-24


6th Annual Convention-Houston Texas
April 22-24
JW Marriott Hotel on Westheimer by the Galleria5150 Westheimer Houston, Texas 77056 USA Phone: 1-713-961-1500

The Program of the 6th Annual Convention
Friday, 4/22/05:
1. Registration: 1:00PM-5:00PM
2. Reception, get together & coffee: 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, 4/23/05:
1. Convention Opening: 9:00AM-10:AM
2. Workshop 1: The Palestinians Right of Return: 10:00AM-11:00AM
By Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh, PAC-New Jersey
Moderator: Mohammad Abdallah, PAC-Houston.
3. Workshop 2: Two States Solution: 11:00AM-12:00PM
By Dr. Mustafa Al-Barghouthi, Former Palestinian Presidential Candidate
Live Video Conference from Ramallah / Palestine.
4. Lunch: 12:PM-1:30PM:
Welcome Speech by PAC Houston Chapter
Key Note Speaker Dr. Mufeed Al-Shami, Chief of the North America Department at the Palestinian National Authority.
Key Note Speaker Dr. Abdallah Abdallah, Under Secretary of State / Palestine. Former Palestinian Ambassador to Canada and Greece.
5. Workshop 3: The Religious Dimension of the Palestinians struggle: 2:00PM-3:00PM
By Father Dr. Atallah Hanna
Live Video Conference from Palestine.
6. Workshop 4: Ways to utilize the media to advance the cause of the Palestinian people: 3:00PM-4:00PM
By: Adam Shapiro, co-founder and organizer with the InternationalSolidarity Movement.
Yahia Barakat, Palestinian Director/producer
Ali Al-Arabi, Palestinian-American activist.
Moderator: Dr. Marwan Masri, PAC-Boston.
7. Workshop 5: Activism: : Violence against Women in Mexico & Under Occupation in Palestine: 3:00PM-4:00PM
By: LULAC: League of Latin American Citizens Houston Chapter
Moderator: Hesham Tillawi
8. Workshop 6: Israeli colonies and the future of the two states solution: 4:00PM-5:00PM
By: Mohammad Al-Attar, Palestinians for Peace and Democracy.
Moderator: Abbas Yakoubi, PAC-Houston.
9. Workshop 7: Interfaith: 4:00PM-5:00PM
1.Suzanne Marks, Co Chair of 10,000 Kites Program Los Angeles, CA.
Topic: Flying 10,000 kites for Peace on both side of the "WALL".
2.Mr. Donald Craig,President of NAACP Orange County, CA.
Topic: UNITY: Continuing the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Moderator: Joanne Abu Qartoumy, PAC-Los Angeles.
10. Open Buffet Dinner: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament).
11. Palestinian Folkloric Entertainment: 9:00PM-1:00AM
By: Ammar Hasan, Palestinian Singer and Super Star/ Palestine.
Al-Nashama Dabkeh Group/ Houston.
About the Palestinian American Congress
The Palestinian American Congress (PAC) is a non-profit grass-roots organization that speaks on behalf of the Palestinians in the United States. PAC was established to assist the community in coordinating and organizing its political, educational, cultural and social affairs. The Palestinian American Congress adheres to the principles that the Palestinian People constitute an indivisible National unit, that Palestine, an integral part of the Arab Nation, is its national home land. PAC affirms its support of the Palestinian people's struggle to realize its national rights including its right of return to its national homeland, to national self-determination, and to its national independence and sovereignty with Jerusalem as its Capital in Palestine in accordance with the United Nations Charter and Resolutions.

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