(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

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:

All welcome to the

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.


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