Festival of Friendship 2010

Festival of Friendship

Hebron Leichhardt Festival of Friendship
A refugee week event and fundraiser for the Hathaleen Kindergarten in Hebron

The Leichhardt Friends of Hebron is hosting a cultural event to highlight the ongoing Palestinian refugee crisis and to raise funds for a much needed kindergarten in the South Hebron Hills.
Centred on the exhibtion of photographs, titled  AL KHALIL HEBRON: A city under siege, the Festival of Friendship will feature  a vibrant indoor market and cafe, live music,  a film, a forum on censorship and presentations from people returning from the West Bank. See below for the programme.

VENUE: Leichhardt Town Hall, cnr Marion and Norton Streets, Leichhardt. Entry by donation.

Programme: Friday 25 June, Leichhardt Town Hall

7 pm: Doors open for opening of photography exhibition: AL KHALIL HEBRON: A city under siege.

7:30 pm Official opening of photography exhibition with, Jamie Parker: Mayor of Leichhardt and

Dr Izzatt Abdul-Hadi: Head of Palestinian Delegation in Australia, Um Yusuf: a Palestinian refugee and proud Australian and  Randa Abdel-Fattah, Australian author and human rights advocate. The opening is presented by our gracious MC: Peter Manning.

8:30 pm Live Music until late with Great food & wine available throughout the night

Saturday 26 June 2010 – Leichhardt Town Hall

Open all day from 10am: the Photography exhibition AL KHALIL HEBRON: A city under siege

10am Café Society with market stalls, photo exhibition until 2:30pm

12 noon Speakers, presentations, discussion

3:30 pm “Censorship of the Palestinian Story – How does it affect Australian understandings?” a forum with discussion focusing on the closure of the original Friends of Hebron photo exhibition and the censorship of the “Treasures of Palestine” museum exhibition.

5:30 pm Film Premiere: WELCOME TO HEBRON

7:30 pm Live Music ’til Late – dance the night away

Contact us:  Miriam 0414 589 643  or  hebronleichhardt@gmail.com


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