Thursday, April 16, 2009

Palestinian American Congress Conference May 22-23


For Immediate Release Contact: Amani Ghouleh
April 6, 2009 708.601.3713

Palestinian American National Conference
Palestine …The Key To Peace
Chicago - The Palestinian American National Conference (PANC) is an educational cultural conference about the history of the Palestinian struggle in the Middle East. The community will be holding its second annual conference hosted this May in Chicago, Illinois.

This year’s speakers include, Abdel Bari Atwan, the Editor of Al-Quds Newspaper in London, and Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Palestinian Minister of Agriculture and Social Affairs. Both are dedicated, strong voices for the peace process and justice in the Middle East.

Organizers state “The convening of a Palestinian American National Conference inclusive of every Palestinian living in America will be an annual event. The American Palestinian people are an important and integral part of American Society and as such should be empowered to become an effective force in US policy towards Palestine. Therefore, as responsible American citizens we have a duty and a right to convince our government that there will be no peace in the Middle East without a free Palestine. On May 22nd and 23rd, of 2009, we are holding this conference in Chicago at the Rosemont Crowne Plaza Hotel, with recognized International and American speakers, panel discussions and a full range of activities. This conference will be held to appeal to a wide audience to help rescue our people from the slums of the refugee camps and the brutality of the Israeli Military Occupation “.

Conference details:
Friday and Saturday, May 22 & 23, 2009
Crowne Plaza, 5440 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

A Press Conference will be held on Friday May 22nd, 2009 at 4:30 PM
Scheduled Press Conference Speakers include:
Abdel Bari Atwan, Editor of Al-Quds Al-Arabi Newspaper of London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Palestinian Minister of Agriculture and Social Affairs.
Anna Baltzer, International Women’s Peace Service.
Adam Shapiro, Documentary Producer.
Dr. Gada Talhami, Professor of Third World Politics and Women Studies, Lake Forest College, IL
Rev. Dr. Don Wagner, Director of Center of Middle Eastern Studies, North Park University, IL.
Dr. Joel Kovel, Former Professor of Social Studies at Bard College.
Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Congressman (D). (Video Conference)