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CONFERENCE RELEASE: Palestinian Shatat Conference convenes in Vancouver for Return and Liberation

May 15th, 2013 - In an effort to unite the Palestinian community through adherence to fundamental principles predicated on return and liberation, Palestinian activists and their allies in North America convened on unceded Coast Salish territories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada from May 3 - 5, 2013. With the firm belief that Palestinians in the Shatat should be actively engaged and invested in advancing the Palestinian

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Kevin Neish photography of Gaza, Palestine on display at conference

Over lunch on Saturday, May 4, Victoria human rights activist Kevin Neish will present photography of his recent 5 week tour of Gaza. Kevin Neish says, "Amidst the Israeli forces’ rockets, hijackings, kidnappings, shootings and blackouts, the Palestinian people of Gaza carry on with their lives. In Arabic they are called 'Sumud', in English it’s steadfast and unyielding." He documented his trip with photographs and essays at www.kevinneish.ca

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Register and Donate for the Conference of the Palestinian Shatat!

  Register today! Return and Liberation, the Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, will take place in Vancouver, Canada from May 3-5, 2013, at the University of British Columbia. Panels, workshops and cultural events include "Looking Back, Forging Forward: Palestinian Organizing in the Shatat," "Palestinian Representation and the Right of Return," "Palestinian Perspectives on Solidarity and BDS," "Repression and Resistance:

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Conference centre will be Buchanan A Building

The conference centre will be Buchanan A Building on the UBC Campus in Vancouver. Click here for directions to Buchanan A.  The centre of conference activities, including registration, breakfasts, and tabling, will be directly outside Buchanan A101.

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Flying from out of town? Travel tips for conference-goers

If you are flying into Vancouver, the closest airport to fly into is YVR (Vancouver International Airport). Driving and transit directions from YVR to UBC are available at Google Maps  and TransLink Trip Planner. Please note, if you are travelling from the US, you may save money by flying into Seattle (SEA) or Bellingham (BLI) airports. It is a few hours' trip from Seattle, but often worth the time if you are looking to save!   These airports

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Help support the Conference – buy a Journal Ad!

Return and Liberation: The Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, taking place May 3-5, 2013 in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, will bring Palestinians together to discuss the future of the Palestinian cause and the direction of the struggle, through plenaries, workshops, cultural expression and more! Full details about this unique conference bringing together the Palestinian community - as well as registration -

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Palestinian singer Nisreen Hajaj to be featured at Shatat Conference

Organizing Committee of the Shatat Conference is delighted to announce that Palestinian singer Nisreen Hajaj will be featured at Return and Liberation: Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 3-5, 2013. Nisreen Hajaj, is a Palestinian singer/performer who began her musical career at age 16. Nisreen is the winner of several awards including LBCI Studio El-Fan in 2006 for the Arab

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Keynote presenters announced for Shatat Conference

Seven keynote panelists for Return and Liberation: Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America have been announced by the organizers. These speakers include the following presenters: Rabab Abdulhadi Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, at the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University Hanna KawasChair, Canada Palestine Association and Co-Host, Voice of Palestine Karma NabulsiFormer

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Save with the special Early Bird rate!

May 3-5, 2013 University of British Columbia Unceded Musqueam Territories Vancouver, BC, Canada CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY - SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATE AVAILABLE! Web: palestinianconference.org + Facebook + Twitter Registration is NOW OPEN for the Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America! This conference - which will take place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on May 3-5, 2013 - will bring together Palestinian and Arab

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Conference to take place at University of British Columbia

The Organizing Committee of the Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America is pleased to announce that the Conference will take place from Friday evening, May 3 through Sunday afternoon, May 5, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, on unceded Musqueam territories. The host organization for the conference is Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights at UBC (SPHR - UBC). Conference sessions will be soon forthcoming with more

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