(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.
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.