Our last major conference in Southern California was in the winter of 2013. Back then, Obama was still president, we didn’t know what COVID meant and everyone was still in awe of the season finale of Breaking Bad. One thing, however, still remains the same: Palestine is still occupied and the Palestinian people continue to suffer from nearly eight decades of occupation and colonization.
A lot can change in 9 years. AMP is now one of America’s premier Palestine advocacy organizations with an office in the nation’s capital. With your support, AMP’s grassroots education and advocacy work now reach nearly every major city in the US. More Palestinians and Muslims are outspoken and bringing Palestine to the halls of power than ever before. Expanding our work to Southern California is a crucial part of our strategy to bring more members of our community into Palestine advocacy work on the national level.
Join us on Saturday, October 8th, for a half-day conference and gala in Irvine, CA.
Doors Open: 12:00 PM
First Session: 12:15 PM
Palestine Advocacy in California: History, Limitations, and Potential
Estee Chandler, Dr. Loubna Qutami, Dr. Hatem Bazian, Dr. Ahmad Soboh
This session will address what California means to Palestine work in America and what it means to diasporic organizing and cultural preservation. From political advocacy to cultural awareness, California remains at the forefront of confronting Zionism and creating visions for liberation.
Second Session: 1:30 PM
PYM Facilitated Workshop: Student Empowerment, Youth Organizing, and Confronting Zionism Locally
PYM members and SJP student organizers
Speakers will discuss their transition from student organizing into youth & community organizing with the PYM. They will also discuss their experiences challenging Zionism on campus, how they’ve developed campaigns to organize against Zionism on campus and on a local level, and how to debunk common zionist talking points throughout our campaigns.
Third Session: 3:00 PM
PYM Facilitated - Current Campaigns and Strategies for Building your Own
SJP student organizers and PYM members
Speakers will discuss the UC Divest campaign and their efforts to build a powerful coalition across campuses, and student and community organizations to challenge Zionism and the war industry at the UC level. Participants will learn about strategies to develop their own campaigns.
Fourth Session: 4:30 PM
Paving the Road for Palestine Advocacy in America
Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, Hussam Ayloush, Zahra Billoo, Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, Sh. Taha Hassane
From local initiatives to national campaigns, the work for Palestine in America runs deep on multiple fronts including political advocacy, electoral campaigning, media and film, social and cultural campaigns, grassroots mobilizations, and Muslim-community-specific initiatives.
Our banquet at the New Horizon High School Gym will open promptly at 6:30 PM. Speakers include Dr. Hatem Bazian, Dr. Osama Abuirshiad, Linda Sarsour, Amer Zahr, and Shaikh Taha Hassane.
PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP $3,000
GOLD SPONSORSHIP $2,000
SILVER SPONSORSHIP $1,000
BRONZE SPONSORSHIP $500
For more information or individual sponsorship packages please reach out to Habehh@ampalestine.org
Thank you for taking action for Palestine today by registering to attend our event. You will receive an email confirmation shortly. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming days.
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