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Our Global Gazans Charity Event takes place in London, on Sunday 22nd February from 6.00pm - 9.30pm, in aid of the victims of the Gaza crisis.
It will be held in Central London (W1) near Edgware Road. It is 15 for a ticket which includes a dinner and entertainment. There will also be well-known speakers and the chance to socialise and network with like-minded individuals who all believe in this cause.
You can find out more at amalaction.com where you can purchase your ticket, make a donation, and view our video.
THE PRICE OF ONE TICKET WILL PROVIDE MEDICAL SUPPLIES, BLANKETS, FOOD, AND SHELTER FOR SO MANY CHILDREN WHO ARE SUFFERING. You will also be helping us increase awareness about Palestine and help us stand up for the rights of Palestinians.
Confirmed speakers include Lauren Booth, Ken O' Keefe (journalist/ activists, Aloha Palestine), Daniel Machover (British-Israeli human rights lawyer), Naji Tamimi (broadcaster), Betty Hunter (Palestine Solidarity Campaign), and Renee Bowyer (Free Gaza Movement)
With performances by Lowkey MC and special guests
Plus an auction including signed Amir Khan boxing gloves, a signed Pakistan cricket team shirt and art work
And special broadcast messages on the night by Yvonne Ridley (activist) and Azzam Tamimi (Palestinian academic)
Freely traded Palestinian goods by Zaytoun will also be on sale.
All proceeds from this event will go straight to these charities and organisations: Aloha Palestine, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Free Gaza Movement. We cannot forget about our Muslim brothers and sisters suffering in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - so this is your chance to help.
Amal Action amalaction.com
For queries, or to reserve a ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for this webcast on Monday - and tell your friends and family. Anyone in the world can listen live or to a recording via their computer or by dialing into a NYC number. "And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women" is an important new book of short stories. It is the only English-language anthology by Pakistani women published in the United States (The Feminist Press, October 2008). Edited by writer and critic Muneeza Shamsie (and mother of writer Kamila Shamsie, who has spoken multiple times at SAJA events over the years), the book features stories by 25 Pakistani women (including both Shamsies). You can learn more about the book in the press release at www.sajaforum.org SAJA is hosting a live webcast with the editor and several of the writers, including Bapsi Sidhwa (calling from Houston), Humera Afridi (calling from NYC), Bushra Rehman (calling frm San Francisco) and Muneeza Shamsie (calling from Karachi). MODERATOR: Kiran Khalid, SAJA Board member; producer, "Good Morning America"; and filmmaker, "We Are Not Free," a look at press freedom in Pakistan. Listen live or to a recording:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/11/24/Pakistani(you can go the link right now and set an e-mail reminder for yourself)or listen live by calling this NYC phone number +1-347-324-5991 Monday, Nov. 24, 200810 am-11 am New York/DC time9-10 am in Houston7-8 am in San Francisco8 pm-11 pm in Karachisee local time around the world here: snurl.com Send your questions/comments via e-mail to email@example.com(subject = webcast) or by posting them in comments section ofhttp://www.sajaforum.org/2008/11/books-and-the-world-changed.html You can find the writers' bios and publicist contact info at www.sajaforum.org As always, you are welcome to quote from anything said during theFREE, WORLDWIDE webcasts (30+) at www.blogtalkradio.com As part of our efforts to bring our programming to more people aroundthe world, SAJA is doing more webcasts. We are using a service calledBlogTalkRadio, which lets us host webcast discussions with authors,newsmakers, etc. You can listen live via the web at www.blogtalkradio.comor by calling into a NY phone number: 347-324-5991. You can askquestions via an online chatroom or live on the air, via the phone(you can call from a landline, cell, or VOIP). As soon as the event is over, you will be able to access - athttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja - a recording of the proceedings.This is also available as an downloadable MP3 file for your personalcollection. As always, you are welcome to quote from anything said during thesewebcasts. Feedback, suggestions welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org OUR ARCHIVES - listen below or download at www.blogtalkradio.com * SAJA BRIEFING: Looking Ahead - What the US Election Results Mean forSouth Asia and South Asians in AmericaA distinguished panel of experts and journalists react to the resultsthe day after the elections. What's the future of South Asia-USrelations? How will South Asians in America be affected? Which SouthAsians might get appointed to senior positions in the government? Wewill also be briefed on how the various South Asian Americancandidates did at the state and local levels.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/11/06/politics * FILMMAKER CHAT: Join SAJA and SAMMA (South Asians in Media,Marketing and Entertainment) in a joint global webcast withentertainment icon Ashok Amritraj - CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment andHollywood producer. Amritraj talks to us two days before the releaseof his new film, "The Other End of the Line," to discuss this US-Indiaco-production which marks the first film in a new five-year dealbetween Hyde Park and India's powerhouse studio Reliance.Producing motion pictures in Hollywood for three decades, Amritraj(who, along with brother Vijay, was a successful interational tennisplayer before turning to films) has had some of the film industry'sbiggest names work for him including Dustin Hoffman, Steve Martin,Sandra Bullock, and Bruce Willis.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/10/29/FILM-CHAT-Ashok-Amritraj * SAJA BRIEFING: US & World Economy in Turmoil #4Listen to a discussion, jargon-free, about the continuing meltdownaround the world; what the prognosis is for ordinary people as well asbig business; and much, much more. Speakers: James T. Areddy, Chinacorrespondent, The Wall Street Journal (Shanghai); Krishna Guha, USeconomics editor, Financial Times (Washington, DC); Sarah Khan, vicepresident, international equity sales, BMA Capital Management, aleading Pakistani investment company (Karachi); Tejinder Singh,editor-in-chief, New Europe, the European Weekly (Brussels)http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/10/webcast-us-and-global-economy-in-turmoil-4.html * SAJA BRIEFING: US & World Economy in Turmoil #3Listen to a discussion, jargon-free, about the continuing meltdownaround the world; what the prognosis is for ordinary people as well asbig business; and much, much more. Speakers: Mustafa Chowdhury, headof US Rates Strategy, Deutsche Bank; Nik Deogun, international editor,The Wall Street Journal; Raju Narisetti, editor, Mint, a New Delhibusiness daily (former managing editor, Wall Street Journal Europe).http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/10/webcast-us-glob.html * NEWSMAKER CHAT: Meet Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, American Universityprofessor and former Pakistan envoy to the U.S. and newly-appointedIslamic expert at the U.S. Naval Academy. Named by the BBC as "theworld's leading authority on contemporary Islam," he will discuss hisnew project, "Journey Into America" - which follows him and hisstudents as they discover the U.S. Students Madeeha Hameed, JonathanHayden and Hailey Woldt participated in the conversation.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/10/03/WEBCAST-journey-into-america * NEWSMAKER BRIEFING: Upendra Yadav, the foreign minister of Nepal,talks about the political situation in the world's newest democracy,his Maoist vision for the country and much more.http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/10/webcast-newsmak.html * SAJA BRIEFING: The South Asian Blogosphere and How It Is Changing the MediaAs part of the second-anniversary celebrations of SAJAforum.org,SAJA's newsy blog, we are hosting an online panel discussion amongsome of the best-known names in the South Asian blogosphere. They willdiscuss the state of the blogosphere (South Asian and otherwise) andhow it is affecting how news and information about South Asia and thediaspora is gathered and shared. SPEAKERS: Sabahat Ashraf("iFaqeer"); blogger at blog.iFaqeer.com, contributor to severalPakistani/South Asian and Muslim blogs; Anil Dash, VP and chiefevangelist for SixApart (makers of TypePad and Moveable Type) and oneof the earliest (1999!) and most influential bloggers in the world;Karthik, blogger, Uberdesi.com; Maria Giovanna, blogger andjournalist, Filmiholic.com; Arun Venugopal, editor, SAJAforum.org;correspondent, WNYC RadioListen to the discussion herehttp://www.sajaforum.org/2008/09/webcast-the-sou.html * SAJA BRIEFING: US Economy in Turmoil #2Listen to a discussion, jargon-free, about the continuing meltdownaround the world; what the prognosis is for ordinary people as well asbig business; and much, much more.Speakers: Ali Velshi, CNN's senior business correspondent; ShibaniJoshi, Fox Business News correspondent; Hitha Prabhakar, a retailanalyst and fashion editor (and former Bear Stearns analyst)http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/10/webcast-saja-br.html * SAJA BRIEFING: US Economy in Turmoil #1Listen to a terrific group of journalists and experts talk aboutvarious aspects of the turmoil in the current U.S. economy -explaining in jargon-free language what it all means to everydayAmericans, the world at large and much, much more. SPEAKERS: VikasBajaj, business reporter, The New York Times (former SAJA vicepresident); Anirvan Banerji, co-founder and director of research atthe Economic Cycle Research Institute; co-author of "Beating theBusiness Cycle: How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in theEconomy"; John Laxmi, co-founder of a New York-based private equityfirm with $4 billion under management (and SAJA treasurer); SudeepReddy, economics reporter and "Real Time Economics" blogger, The WallStreet Journal (former SAJA Board member):http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/09/24/economy * AUTHOR CHAT: SAJA hosted a live discussion about India's economywith Prof. Arvind Panagariya, the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of IndianPolitical Economy at Columbia University and a non-resident SeniorFellow at the Brookings Institution. His new book on the Indianeconomy, "India: The Emerging Giant" has received rave reviews,including this quote from Fareed Zakaria: "This is now the definitivebook on the Indian economy." He discussed his book and, given all thenews about the Indian economy, what the outlook is for India tosurvive the turmoil in the US and world economy. Listen to thediscussion here: www.sajaforum.org * JOURNO CHAT: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Ali Velshi of CNN, Priya David, HariSreenivasan of CBS, Roop Raj of WDSU-TV talk about covering hurricanesGustav (some had covered Katrina, too).http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/09/09/covering-hurricanes * AUTHOR CHAT: Author Sir Salman Rushdie discusses his latest novel,"The Enchantress of Florence." He was live with us via phone for 30minutes for a discussion with arts writer Vibhuti Patel. For theremaining part of the hour, Patel discussed Rushdie's work and hisplace in world literature. Listen to the discussion here:http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/06/books-salman-ru.html * AUTHOR CHAT: Aravind Adiga, author of the Booker-winning "The WhiteTiger." His debut novel has gotten exceptionally excellent reviews:From USA Today - "The White Tiger is one of the most powerful booksI've read in decades. No hyperbole. This debut novelhit me like akick to the head the same effect Richard Wright's Native Son andRalph Ellison's Invisible Man had.... This is an amazing and angrynovel about injustice and power." Adiga used to be a former Timemagazine correspondent in NYC, now he's a freelancer based in Mumbai.http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/06/books-aravind-a.html * ACTOR CHAT: Manu Narayan - join SAMMA and SAJA for a conversationwith Manu Narayan, who's starring in "The Love Guru" with Mike Myers.He answered questions about the movie and life as an actor in filmsand theater (he was the star of "Bombay Dreams" on Broadway).http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/06/17/ACTOR-CHAT-Manu-Narayan * JOURNO CHAT: Jyoti Thottam, Time magazine South Asia bureau chief -join SAJA for a discussion with Jyoti Thottam, a Time magazine senioreditor who is leaving New York shortly to be Time's South Asia bureauchief. We'll discuss South Asia, US relations with the region, hercareer and the state of journalism.Read about her move and listen to the recording:http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/06/moves-jyoti-tho.html * AUTHOR CHAT: Meet Sadanand Dhume, journalist, Asia expert andlong-time SAJA member. His book, "My Friend the Fanatic" is a portraitof the world's most populous Muslim country, Indonesia, a land oncesynonymous with tolerance that finds itself in the midst of a profoundshift toward radical Islam. This portrait is painted through a pair ofunlikely protagonists. The author, is a foreign correspondent, anIndian atheist with a fondness for literary fiction and an interest ineconomic development. His companion, Herry Nurdi, is a young Islamistwho hero worships Osama Bin Laden. Read more about the book and listento the recording: www.sajaforum.org * JOURNO CHAT: Meet Sudarsan Raghavan, Baghdad bureau chief of TheWashington Post. He's an award-winning foreign correspondent who hasreported from more than 50 countries and nine war zones in Africa(where he was Knight-Ridder bureau chief), the Middle East, Asia, theformer Soviet Union and Central America. Raghavan, who has won severalmajor prizes, including the Polk Award, started his career in 1992freelancing from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. He will discuss thesituation in Iraq, his career and what he learned at Columbia.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ColumbiaJournalism/2008/05/09/MEET-AN-ALUM-Sudarsan-Raghavan * NEWSMAKER CHAT: Meet Dileepan Sivapathasundaram, a U.S. democracyworker who was arrested in Zimbabwe in April while helping localgroups monitor the elections. We discussed his detention, how he wasfreed and his work as a democracy activist. Sivapathasundaram is a SriLankan-American who works for the National Democratic Institute ("anon-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental org that aims to supportdemocratic values & practices in more than 60 countries").http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/05/08/NEWSMAKER-BRIEFING-Dileepan-Sivapathasundaram * AUTHOR CHAT: V.V. Ganeshananthan, author of "Love Marriage" and SAJA VPHer debut novel' been called "a complex, moving evocation of love andwar two ideas which overlap more often, and more dramatically, thanwe often care to recognize. Love Marriage is an impressive debut."More on her at Vasugi.comhttp * VIRTUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE: Listen in as former colleagues andfriends of pioneering Indian American journalist Gopal Raju fromaround the world pay tribute to him shortly after his death on April10, 2008. www.sajaforum.org * AUTHOR CHAT: Parag Khanna, whose new book is "The Second World:Empires and Influence in the New Global Order." The book was excerptedas a provocative Jan. 2008 cover story in the New York Times magazineas "Who shrunk the Superpower?" . He looks athow societies struggle to manage the pressures of globalization andhow they respond to the competing influences of the leadingsuperpowers: the United States, European Union, and China. He alsolooks at India and South Asia and the role they play on the worldstage. www.blogtalkradio.com/2008/04/08/AUTHOR-CHAT-Parag-Khanna-The-Second-World * SAJA BRIEFING: U.S. Immigration and Business - a look at howimmigration policy and patterns affect American business and theeconomy. Our speakers will look at several trends and offer thoughtson issues such as American competitiveness, the H1-B visa cap,outsourcing, the US-India-China business relationship and much more.Speakers: VINOD DHAM, founder of NEA-IndoUS Ventures and former execat Intel, where he was "the father of the Pentium processor"; andVIVEK WADHWA, a technology entrepreneur who is presently a fellow atHarvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University,where he's researching these issues. Listen to the audio here: www.sajaforum.org * SAJA BRIEFING: South Asians and the 2008 Democratic Race. A conversation about the 2008 Democratic race, featuring PREETABANSAL, former Solicitor General of New York State; a past lawyer inthe Clinton White House and Justice Department; and a member ofseveral Obama national policy committees & outreach teams... NEERATANDEN, policy director for the Clinton campaign; former legislativedirector for Senator Clinton. Also joining the conversation: TOBYCHAUDHURI, former press secretary for the 2000 Al Gore campaign. Seenotes and audio here:http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/02/prez-race-audio.html * AUTHOR CHAT: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of "The Palace ofIllusions" - a re-imagining of the Indian epic, "the Mahabharata,"from the point of view of Princess Draupadi. www.blogtalkradio.com/2008/03/20/AUTHOR-CHAT-Chitra-Divakaruni-The-Palace-of-Illusions * AUTHOR CHAT: Prof. Sudhir Venkatesh, "Gang Leader for a Day: ARogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets" * SAJA BRIEFING: South Asians & Hollywood - where things stand forSouth Asians looking to work in American entertainment. Speakers:Aasif Mandvi, Manu Narayan, Kavi Ladnier, Aseem Chhabra * SAJA BRIEFING: Pakistan Elections - what they mean for Pakistan andU.S.-Pak relations. Speakers: Asif Alam, Todd Baer, Kiran Khalid, AnilKalhan www.blogtalkradio.com/2008/02/20/PANEL-SAJA-Briefing-on-the-Pakistan-Elections * AUTHOR CHAT: Ambassdor Kishore Mahbubani, author, "The New AsianHemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East"http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/02/18/Ambassador-Kishore-Mahbubani-author-The-New-Asian-Hemisphere * AUTHOR CHAT: Manil Suri, author of "The Age of Shiva" * AUTHOR CHAT: Sandeep Jauhar, M.D., "Intern: A Doctor's Initiation"and New York Times contributorhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/02/14/AUTHOR-CHAT-Sandeep-Jauhar-MD * SAJA LEADER CHAT: Sandeep Junnarkar, new SAJA president and CUNYJournalism School professorhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/02/07/Meet-SAJAs-Leadership-Sandeep-Junnarkar-President * SAJA LEADER CHAT: V.V. Ganeshananthan, new SAJA vice president andauthor, "Love Marriage: A Novel" (chair, SAJA Convention & Job Fair:June 20-21) www.blogtalkradio.com/2008/02/08/Meet-SAJAs-Leadership-VV-Ganeshananthan * SAJA LEADER CHAT: Anusha Shrivastava, secretary and reporter, DowJones Newsire (and coordinator of SAJA mentor program)http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2008/02/06/Meet-SAJAs-Leadership-Anusha-Shrivastava All archived at www.blogtalkradio.com We look forward to your feedback and suggestions for panels,interviews, etc: please e-mail email@example.com Keep your browser tuned to blogtalkradio.com to keepabreast of all our webcasts. ===> This is just one of the many activities of SAJA. If you'd like tosupport us by becoming a member, it takes only two minutes to sign up: $10/year for students; $20/year for journalists; $40/year for non-journalists Lifetime membership for journalists is just $250! Non-journalists: $400. SIGN UP OR RENEW TODAY: www.saja.org To those of you who are already members, many thanks for yourcontinued support... You can also suppoort SAJA by helping us meet our new $15,000 challenge grant: saja.org
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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality New York University presents
WOMEN, ISLAM AND THE POLITICS OF TRANSFORMATION
April 29, Tuesday
6 to 7:30 PM
19 University Place , 1st Floor Great Room between 8th Street and Waverly Place NY , NY
In critiquing normalized discourses surrounding women and Islam, this panel suggests concrete pedagogical ways on how to combat such stereotypes while simultaneously laying the groundwork for practically implementing a 'politics of transformation' .
Noor Al-Qasimi, Visiting Scholar, CSGS, and Analyst, United Nations Development Programme
Chaumtoli Huq, attorney and activist
Sarah Husain, author and activist
Shaireen Rasheed, Visiting Scholar, CSGS, and School of Education , Long Island University
Moderated by Radha S. Hegde, Media, Culture and Communication, NYU
This event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know by Monday, April 21, if possible.
For more information, please call 212-992-9540, email gender.sexuality@ nyu.edu,
or visit nyu.edu csgs .
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Dear readers: The Electronic Intifada is currently seeking
photographs of demonstrations, actions and other
events worldwide commemorating the 60th anniversary of the
dispossession of the Palestinian people from their
homeland. Please email your photos and captions info
Palestine : Activism News:
THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO THE RIGHT OF RETURN
Statement, National Committee to Commemorate the Nakba at 60, 15 May
To the People of Palestine, Whether you live within the
"Green Line," in Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, or in
exile, you shall return, there is no doubt that you shall
return. Today the skies will echo as you state with one
united voice: "There can be no alternative to our return,"
all sounds will melt away as your voice rises to say
"There can be no peace without our return to our original
lands and homes.
Palestine : Human Rights:
SIEGE HITS PALESTINIANS BEFORE THEY ARE BORN
By Mohammed Omer, The Electronic Intifada, 15 May 2008
GAZA CITY, 14 May (IPS) - The Israeli siege of Gaza that
has restricted access to food, water and medicine is now
beginning to hit unborn children and newborn babies. "Many
babies are born suffering from anaemia that they have
inherited from their mothers," Dr. Salah al-Rantisi, head
of the women's health department at the Palestinian
ministry of health in Gaza told IPS. And the mothers are
becoming anemic because they do not now get enough
nutrition through pregnancy.
Palestine : Multimedia:
PHOTOSTORY: SHATTERED REMAINS
By Adam Beach, The Electronic Intifada, 15 May 2008
"There is, here, a timeless present, and here no one can
find anyone. No one remembers how we went out the door
like a gust of wind, and at what hour we fell from
yesterday, and then yesterday shattered on the tiles in
shards for others to reassemble into mirrors reflecting
their image over ours." Adam Beach's photographs document
life in the occupied territories.
Palestine : Human Rights:
GAZA LIVES BEING PUT AT RISK
Report, PCHR, 14 May 2008
As the grueling Gaza fuel crisis continues, so does the
strain on local public transport services, including
ambulances, across the Gaza Strip. Approximately 15
percent of local public services are operating across
Gaza, whilst up to 90 percent of private cars remain off
the roads, and all of Gaza's 450 fuel stations remain
closed. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights speaks
with medial professionals working under siege.
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