Details of the HEBRON LEICHHARDT REFUGEE WEEK FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP

(This is from the APAN newsletter.)

Just a reminder about the Hebron Leichhardt Refugee Week Festival, an annual fundraiser to support early education facilities for Palestinian communities in the south Hebron hills – next Saturday, 23 June, in Leichhardt Town Hall.
More details about the photo exhibition, the film, the forum (great speakers), on the website at  http://hebronleichhardt.wordpress.com/festival-2012/

and for those who can’t make it on the day but would still like to help us build those kindergartens, you can make a tax-deductible donation to this appeal  via Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA. Download the donation formorm here:  http://hebronleichhardt.wordpress.com/donate/

All welcome to the
HEBRON LEICHHARDT REFUGEE WEEK FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP

Saturday 23 June from 12:00 midday to 8:00pm
at the Leichhardt Town Hall
.

12 midday: Doors open
for market stalls, food, drink,
great coffee and our new  photography exhibition.

All Day:    Photo Exhibition “Steadfastness” and Market:
Admire the uniquely colourful ceramic pieces from Hebron, just perfect for your home or that special gift.
Buy organic olive oil soap or a kuffiyeh, the traditional chequered scarf.
Browse our bookstall with hundreds of new and second-hand books of all types
then sit back and relax with a coffee and a snack while our musicians entertain you.

HIGHLIGHTS

1 pm:      “Fashion parade” of traditional embroidered Palestinian clothing.

1:30pm:    Official opening and launch of the festival and photography exhibition.

2pm        Live Latin Music with JCRios & Amigos

2:45        Live Jazz with the Milan Monk Trio

3pm:       Forum: Hebron: Microcosm of Israeli Apartheid?
Speakers:  Randa Abdel-Fattah,writer  and lawyer, human rights and social justice advocate;
Kolin Thumbadoo, South African Anti-Apartheid veteran, former president, Australian Anti-Apartheid Movement:
Ghassan Hage Future Generation Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory at Melbourne University.
Moderated by Antony Loewenstein, the Sydney-based independent freelance journalist and  author.

5pm:       Chanteuse Ihsan brings the sounds of the Middle East to Leichhardt

6pm:       “Roadmap to Apartheid” the Australian premiere of this award-winning film narrated by Alice Walker.

7:30pm:    More music, wine bar open and delicious food from our cafe.

our festival supports hebron preschools via registered charity Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA

This event is organised by Leichhardt Friends of Hebron.

www.hebronleichhardt.wordpress.com     hebronleichhardt@gmail.com

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