American Muslims for Palestine Convention

American Muslims for Palestine Convention The largest gathering for Palestine in the US! The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is a national grassroots, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to educate the American public and media about issues related to Palestine.
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AMP is building a grassroots movement that is pressuring Congress to create a more fair and balanced foreign policy in the Middle East. Each year during Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago, AMP holds its annual convention for Palestine in the US, the largest gathering of Palestine solidarity activists in the country. Each year, thousands convene in Chicago for an event planned for the entire family. The educational conference hosts national and internationally renowned speakers. The weekend event also hosts film screenings, book signings, a Campus Activism track; youth and young adult programs, and a children’s school as well as a vibrant bazaar, full of Palestinian and Islamic treasures. The AMP's Annual Convention for Palestine in the US is the most important gathering in the Palestine solidarity movement, not only because it helps keep Palestine alive in the hearts of youth but too because it educates and disseminates practical knowledge for those working for justice in Palestine.

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12/24/2020
American Muslims for Palestine

We want to share with you our greatest accomplishments of 2020. Our advocacy for Palestine has grown in its impact and scope, and we are grateful to supporters like you for propelling this work forward. As this year draws to a close, can we count on you to make a year-end tax-deductible gift to help support our critical work?

➡️ Donate here: bit.ly/YE2020Donation

💳 Make a tax-deductible, year-end donation today! bit.ly/YE2020Donation

We want to share with you our greatest accomplishments of 2020. Our advocacy for Palestine has grown in its impact and scope, and we are grateful to supporters like you for propelling this work forward. As this year draws to a close, can we count on you to make a year-end tax-deductible gift to help support our critical work?

➡️ Donate here: bit.ly/YE2020Donation

In 2020, we worked to educate communities nationwide, train supporters to become effective advocates, and mobilize grassroots support. We took significant steps to ensure the existing and growing movement of Palestine advocates has the tools, knowledge, and resources to become leaders in the movement for justice in Palestine.

By making a tax-deductible contribution today, you will be investing in taking our educational and advocacy efforts for Palestine to the next level in 2021.

2020 was an important year for our work. Your contributions allow us to continue taking action toward justice and liberation and fighting against oppression and human rights violations. We have the potential, and the track record, of promoting Palestinian rights in the US. Your generous and continuous support will help us continue to meet our goals and present more groundbreaking accomplishments for our collective cause.

🟠 Support our work here: bit.ly/YE2020Donation

#PalestineConnectsUs

12/23/2020
6th Education Webinar | Gaza: The Soul of Palestine

🔴 Don't miss this important webinar on Wednesday, Dec 23rd @ 6:00 PM EST LIVE on AMP's Facebook and YouTube, featuring: Palestinian-American journalist Laila El-Haddad, AMP Chairman Dr. Hatem Bazian, and Palestinian journalist and media consultant Dr. Ramzy Baroud.

🟡 Please support by sharing with your family and friends. #PalestineConnectsUs

12/22/2020
6th Education Webinar | Gaza: The Soul of Palestine

🔴 Don't miss this important webinar on Wednesday, Dec 23rd @ 6:00 PM EST LIVE on AMP's Facebook and YouTube, featuring: Palestinian-American journalist Laila El-Haddad, AMP Chairman Dr. Hatem Bazian, and Palestinian journalist and media consultant Dr. Ramzy Baroud.

🟡 Please support by sharing with your family and friends. #PalestineConnectsUs

11/30/2020
PALCONV2020: The Role of the Diaspora & the Palestinian National Project

Day 3 - Session 3:

A key issue for Palestinians since the Nakba and 67 has revolved around the role of the diaspora in the Palestinian national project. Beyond building and sustaining international solidarity with Palestine, how are/can the diaspora play a stronger role in the future of Palestine? This session will discuss these issue with:

- Loubna Qutami: Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA

- Raed Jarrar: Palestinian-American blogger and political advocate based in Washington, DC, AMP’s Advocacy Director

- Lara Kiswani: Lecturer at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, Executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

- Taher Herzallah: AMP’s Director of Outreach and Grassroots Organizing

11/29/2020
PALCONV2020: Black and Palestinian Liberation: Struggling Hand in Hand

Day 3 - Session 2:

The Black-Palestinian liberation struggle has many similarities and some differences yet their transnational solidarity continues to inspire many people across the world resisting oppression against all odds. This session features:

- Aisha al-Adawiya: Founder and President of Women in Islam, Inc., an organization of Muslim women that focuses on human rights and social justice

- Bill Fletcher, Jr.: Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; and an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com

- Sandra Tamari: Palestinian organizer, Executive Director of Adalah Justice Project (AJP)

- Dr. Hatem Bazian: AMP Chairman, Professor at UC Berkeley

- Felicia Eaves: Human rights advocate, Former Co-Chair of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

11/29/2020
PALCONV2020: The Palestinian Cause in the Aftermath of US Elections & Regional Developments (Arabic Session)

القضية الفلسطينية في ضوء نتائج الانتخابات الرئاسية الأميركية والتغيرات في الشرق الأوسط

بعد فوز جوزيف بايدن في الانتخابات الرئاسية تثور أسئلة مركزية حول تداعيات ذلك على القضية الفلسطينية، ومنطقة الشرق الأوسط عموماً. من ذلك، ما هي أوجه الخلاف المتوقعة بين إدارتي بايدن وترامب في التعامل مع القضية الفلسطينية؟ ما هو مستقبل اتفاقات التطبيع العربي مع إسرائيل؟ ما المطلوب منا لخدمة القضية الفلسطينية في ضوء الإدارة القادمة؟ وغير ذلك الكثير من القضايا. هذه الأسئلة وغيرها نناقشها مع كوكبة من الخبراء والمختصين:

- معين الطاهر: كاتب وباحث فلسطيني، عضو سابق في المجلس الثوري لحركة فتح
- هاني المصري: المدير عام لمسارات – المركز الفلسطيني لأبحاث السياسات والدراسات الإستراتيجية
- د. أسامة أبوارشيد: المدير التنفيذي لمؤسسة مسلمون أميركيون لأجل فلسطين
- وفاء الهندي: ناشطة فلسطينية – أميركية في الجالية المسلمة بالولايات المتحدة

11/29/2020
PALCONV2020: VIRTUAL GALA - Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails

Support AMP's Work here: palestineconvention.org/donate

Day 2 - Session 3 (Main Event)
VIRTUAL GALA - Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails

Featuring:

- Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: Serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district

- Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: Serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district

- Iman Jodeh: Representative-Elect for House District 41 in Colorado, first Muslim and Arab woman elected to the Colorado State Legislature

- Christina Jump: Head of the Department of Civil Litigation at the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America

- Dr. Hatem Bazian: Chairman of American Muslims for Palestine, Professor at UC Berkeley

- Dr. Osama Abuirshaid: Executive Director and a board member of American Muslims for Palestine

Support AMP's Work here:
https://www.palestineconvention.org/donate/

11/28/2020
PALCONV2020: Resisting Oppression Together: Kashmir, Uyghur, Rohingya, & Palestine

Day 2 - Session 2:
Standing with the oppressed and resisting oppression is a prophetic legacy. Inspire yourself & learn from the stories of resistance from Uyghurs, Rohingyas, Kashmiris & Palestinians, featuring:

- Prof. Dr. Wakar Uddin: Professor at Penn State University, Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union.

- Dr. Angana Chatterji: Founding co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative at the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley.

- Dr. Hafsa Kanjwal: Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Lafayette College, and member of Critical Kashmir Studies.

- Aydin Anwar: Uyghur-American activist currently assisting Sound Vision’s Save Uighur campaign based in Chicago.

- Shakeel Syed: Regional Director of American Muslims for Palestine, Lifelong human rights advocate.

11/28/2020
PALCONV2020: Situating Jerusalem in the Consciousness of the Muslim World (Arabic Session)

رمزية القدس في الوعي الجمعي للأمة
لعبت القدس، منذ فجر التاريخ، دوراً محورياً في تشكيل الحضارات الإنسانية.. فالقدس هي مهبط الوحي ومحضن الرسالات.. من إبراهيم أبو الأنبياء عليهم السلام، وحتى اليوم. وهي لا تزال تمثل رمزية لصيقة بالوعي الجمعي للأمة عبر العصور تتناقلها وتتعاهدها الأجيال جيلا بعد جيل. يشرفنا في هذه الجلسة ثلة من أهل القدس وأحباب بيت المقدس:

- هنادي حلواني: مرابطة مقدسية ومعلمة قرآن في المسجد الأقصى المبارك
- د. عبد الله معروف: باحث متخصص في علوم بيت المقدس، وأستاذ مساعد في جامعة إسطنبول 29 مايو في تركيا
- د. رائد فتحي: محاضر في كلية الدعوة والعلوم الإسلامية في أم الفحم، وأحد رؤساء المجلس الإسلامي للإفتاء في الداخل الفلسطي��ي
- الشيخ كفاح مصطفى: إمام ومدير مسجد أورلاند بارك في ضواحي شيكاغو، وممثل دار الفتوى اللبنانية في أمريكا
- علا عابد: ناشطة فلسطينية أمريكية في منطقة شيكاغو بالولايات المتحدة

11/28/2020
PALCONV2020: The Youth Front for Palestine: Student Success Stories

Day 1 - Session 2:
Youth are the pivotal driving force of the grassroots strength of our movement. Listen to the incredible success stories from organizers all over the country, featuring:

- Madinah Wilson-Anton: Delaware State Representative-Elect
- Ahmad Awad: J.D. Student at Rutgers Law School
- Tal Frieden: Founding Member of Jewish Voice for Peace at Brown University
- Zarefah Baroud: Palestinian-American Filmmaker, Digital Media Associate at AMP
- Malak Shalabi: J.D. Student at the University of Washington, Organizing Associate at AMP

11/27/2020
PALCONV2020: The Palestine Agenda & 2020 US Elections

Day 1 - Session 2:
In the aftermath of the tumultuous presidential and congressional elections of 2020, what are the opportunities that exist in the US political systems to advocate for and advance Palestinian rights? How can we best push the next administration and new Congress to support Palestinian self-determination? This session will examine the important ramifications of the election with an all-star lineup, including:

- Congresswoman Betty McCollum – Representing Minnesota’s Fourth District in the United States House of Representatives

- Khaled Elgindy – Senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, Director of MEI’s Program on Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs

- Zaha Hassan – Human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

- Phyllis Bennis – Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on the Middle East, U.S. wars, and UN issues.

- Josh Ruebner – Managing Director of American Muslims for Palestine, adjunct faculty at Georgetown University.

11/27/2020
PALCONV2020: The Role of the Diaspora in the Palestinian National Project (Arabic Session)

دور الشتات الفلسطيني في المشروع الوطني
هناك ستة ملايين فلسطيني يعيشون في الشتات. ستناقش هذه الجلسة دور الشتات الفلسطيني في بناء وتعزيز وتحقيق المشروع الوطني الفلسطيني، مع نخبة من الخبراء والمتخصصين من داخل فلسطين وخارجها:

- د. أحمد أبو هولي: رئيس دائرة شؤون اللاجئين بمنظمة التحرير الفلسطينية
- ليلى وافي: رئيسة الاتحاد العام للمرأة الفلسطينية في بلجيكا
- طارق حمود: مدير عام مركز العودة الفلسطيني في بريطانيا
- هويدا عراف: محامية وناشطة فلسطينية – أمريكية، أحد مؤسسي حركة التضامن العالمية
- د. أسامة أبوارشيد: مدير عام مؤسسة أميركيون مسلمون لأجل فلسطين

🇵🇸 The stage is set for the largest virtual gathering for Palestine in the US! 🇺🇸📋 9 sessions over 3 days🎙️ 42 powerhous...
11/25/2020

🇵🇸 The stage is set for the largest virtual gathering for Palestine in the US! 🇺🇸

📋 9 sessions over 3 days
🎙️ 42 powerhouse speakers from around the globe
🗣️ Members of Congress & state representatives, international scholars & activists, prominent experts & opinion leaders, energetic youth organizers, and many more!

✍🏼 Register for FREE today @ bit.ly/PalConv2020 and be part of AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US - LIVE on Facebook & YouTube!

🎁 And don’t forget the free raffle! Prizes range from a Samsung Galaxy Tab to delicious knafa delivered to your house, and much more! Simply sign up here for FREE bit.ly/PalConv2020 to enter the raffle.

💻 Check out our program: palestineconvention.org/program and make sure to invite your family and friends.

#PalestineConnectsUs

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: The Role of the Diaspora & the Palestinian National Project

Day 3 - Session 3:

A key issue for Palestinians since the Nakba and 67 has revolved around the role of the diaspora in the Palestinian national project. Beyond building and sustaining international solidarity with Palestine, how are/can the diaspora play a stronger role in the future of Palestine? This session will discuss these issue with:

- Loubna Qutami: Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA

- Raed Jarrar: Palestinian-American blogger and political advocate based in Washington, DC, AMP’s Advocacy Director

- Lara Kiswani: Lecturer at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, Executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

- Taher Herzallah: AMP’s Director of Outreach and Grassroots Organizing

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: Black and Palestinian Liberation: Struggling Hand in Hand

Day 3 - Session 2:

The Black-Palestinian liberation struggle has many similarities and some differences yet their transnational solidarity continues to inspire many people across the world resisting oppression against all odds. This session features:

- Aisha al-Adawiya: Founder and President of Women in Islam, Inc., an organization of Muslim women that focuses on human rights and social justice

- Bill Fletcher, Jr.: Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; and an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com

- Sandra Tamari: Palestinian organizer, Executive Director of Adalah Justice Project (AJP)

- Dr. Hatem Bazian: AMP Chairman, Professor at UC Berkeley

- Felicia Eaves: Human rights advocate, Former Co-Chair of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: The Palestinian Cause in the Aftermath of US Elections & Regional Developments (Arabic Session)

القضية الفلسطينية في ضوء نتائج الانتخابات الرئاسية الأميركية والتغيرات في الشرق الأوسط

بعد فوز جوزيف بايدن في الانتخابات الرئاسية تثور أسئلة مركزية حول تداعيات ذلك على القضية الفلسطينية، ومنطقة الشرق الأوسط عموماً. من ذلك، ما هي أوجه الخلاف المتوقعة بين إدارتي بايدن وترامب في التعامل مع القضية الفلسطينية؟ ما هو مستقبل اتفاقات التطبيع العربي مع إسرائيل؟ ما المطلوب منا لخدمة القضية الفلسطينية في ضوء الإدارة القادمة؟ وغير ذلك الكثير من القضايا. هذه الأسئلة وغيرها نناقشها مع كوكبة من الخبراء والمختصين:

- معين الطاهر: كاتب وباحث فلسطيني، عضو سابق في المجلس الثوري لحركة فتح
- هاني المصري: المدير عام لمسارات – المركز الفلسطيني لأبحاث السياسات والدراسات الإستراتيجية
- د. أسامة أبوارشيد: المدير التنفيذي لمؤسسة مسلمون أميركيون لأجل فلسطين
- وفاء الهندي: ناشطة فلسطينية – أميركية في الجالية المسلمة بالولايات المتحدة

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: VIRTUAL GALA - Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails

Day 2 - Session 3 (Main Event)
VIRTUAL GALA - Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails

Featuring:

- Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: Serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district

- Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: Serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district

- Iman Jodeh: Representative-Elect for House District 41 in Colorado, first Muslim and Arab woman elected to the Colorado State Legislature

- Wadah Khanfar: President of Al Sharq Forum, former Director-General of Al Jazeera Media Network

- Christina Jump: Head of the Department of Civil Litigation at the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America

- Dr. Hatem Bazian: Chairman of American Muslims for Palestine, Professor at UC Berkeley

- Dr. Osama Abuirshaid: Executive Director and a board member of American Muslims for Palestine

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: Resisting Oppression Together: Kashmir, Uyghur, Rohingya, & Palestine

Day 2 - Session 2:
Standing with the oppressed and resisting oppression is a prophetic legacy. Inspire yourself & learn from the stories of resistance from Uyghurs, Rohingyas, Kashmiris & Palestinians, featuring:

- Prof. Dr. Wakar Uddin: Professor at Penn State University, Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union.

- Dr. Angana Chatterji: Founding co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative at the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley.

- Dr. Hafsa Kanjwal: Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Lafayette College, and member of Critical Kashmir Studies.

- Aydin Anwar: Uyghur-American activist currently assisting Sound Vision’s Save Uighur campaign based in Chicago.

- Shakeel Syed: Regional Director of American Muslims for Palestine, Lifelong human rights advocate.

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: Situating Jerusalem in the Consciousness of the Muslim World (Arabic Session)

رمزية القدس في الوعي الجمعي للأمة
لعبت القدس، منذ فجر التاريخ، دوراً محورياً في تشكيل الحضارات الإنسانية.. فالقدس هي مهبط الوحي ومحضن الرسالات.. من إبراهيم أبو الأنبياء عليهم السلام، وحتى اليوم. وهي لا تزال تمثل رمزية لصيقة بالوعي الجمعي للأمة عبر العصور تتناقلها وتتعاهدها الأجيال جيلا بعد جيل. يشرفنا في هذه الجلسة ثلة من أهل القدس وأحباب بيت المقدس:

- هنادي حلواني: مرابطة مقدسية ومعلمة قرآن في المسجد الأقصى المبارك
- د. عبد الله معروف: باحث متخصص في علوم بيت المقدس، وأستاذ مساعد في جامعة إسطنبول 29 مايو في تركيا
- د. رائد فتحي: محاضر في كلية الدعوة والعلوم الإسلامية في أم الفحم، وأحد رؤساء المجلس الإسلامي للإفتاء في الداخل الفلسطي��ي
- الشيخ كفاح مصطفى: إمام ومدير مسجد أورلاند بارك في ضواحي شيكاغو، وممثل دار الفتوى اللبنانية في أمريكا
- علا عابد: ناشطة فلسطينية أمريكية في منطقة شيكاغو بالولايات المتحدة

11/24/2020
PALCONV2020: The Youth Front for Palestine: Student Success Stories

Day 1 - Session 2:
Youth are the pivotal driving force of the grassroots strength of our movement. Listen to the incredible success stories from organizers all over the country, featuring:

- Madinah Wilson-Anton: Delaware State Representative-Elect
- Ahmad Awad: J.D. Student at Rutgers Law School
- Tal Frieden: Founding Member of Jewish Voice for Peace at Brown University
- Zarefah Baroud: Palestinian-American Filmmaker, Digital Media Associate at AMP
- Malak Shalabi: J.D. Student at the University of Washington, Organizing Associate at AMP

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Largest gathering for Palestine in US

The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is a national grassroots, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to educate the American public and media about issues related to Palestine. AMP is building a grassroots movement that is pressuring Congress to create a more fair and balanced foreign policy in the Middle East. Each year during Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago, AMP holds its annual convention for Palestine in the US, the largest gathering for Palestine solidarity activists in the country. Each year, thousands convene in Chicago for an event planned for the entire family. The educational conference hosts national and internationally renowned speakers, such as Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, whose seminal work, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine,” changed the historical narrative about the Nakba in Israel; Josh Ruebner, policy director at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and expert on US weapons to Israel; Palestinian members of the Knesset Haneen Zoabi and Dr. Ahmed Tibi; Palestine National Initiative General Secretary Dr. Moustafa Barghouti; Sheikh Abdelfattah Mourou of the Tunisian Ennadah party; “Gaza Mom” author Laila El-Haddad; award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal and so many more. The weekend event also hosts film screenings, book signings, a Campus Activism track; youth and young adult programs and a children’s school as well as a vibrant bazaar, full of Palestinian and Islamic treasures. Now in its 11th year, the AMP's Annual Convention for Palestine in the US is the most important gathering in the Palestine solidarity movement, not only because it helps keep Palestine alive in the hearts of youth but to because it educates and disseminates practical knowledge for those working for justice in Palestine.

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