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Dinner with Palestinian Refugee, Dr Olfat Mahmoud, 6.30pm Thursday 23 and book launch at Parliament House, Wed 22nd August 2018. See all states events here.
23 Aug 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM AEST
Please join us to hear
Dr Olfat Mahmoud
Speak at a dinner
Thursday 23 August, 6.30pm for 7pm
Delhi 6 restaurant, 14 Childers St, Canberra
(Opposite Street Theatre Café at ANU).
Olfat will also be visiting Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne with further events to be announced soon (details of events here) and below.
Olfat, a Lebanon-based Palestinian refugee, is on a speaking tour to highlight the plight of Palestinian refugees in the camps in Lebanon over the last 70 years. Olfat will also talk about the Palestinian Right of Return as well as Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Her autobiography ‘Tears for Tarshiha’ will also be available to buy ($25).
In her book to be launched in Australia, Dr Mahmoud tells the story of her career as a registered nurse, peace activist and director of the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PWHO) in the Borj El Borajneh refugee camp. It highlights Olfat’s life mission – to fulfil the dream of her parents and grandparents to return to their hometown, Tarshiha in Palestine.
Canberra Dinner ticket: $45 or $40 concession.
Bookings essential – https://www.trybooking.com/394919
Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation. The event in Canberra is also supported by Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine (AJPP), Quakers and the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN). Inquiries: 0417 269 984
Olfat’s tour is being organized by the trade union aid agency, APHEDA (Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad).
Olfat Mahmoud 2018 Tour
From July to early September this year, Olfat Mahmoud, founder and director of long-time Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA partner organisation the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PHWO) based at the Bourj al Bourajneh refugee camp in Lebanon, will be in Australia to talk about the present day plight of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. She will also talk about the Palestinian Right of Return on which her book Tears for Tarshiha is based. In her book to be launched in Australia, Olfat tells the story of her career as a registered nurse, peace activist and director of PHWO. It highlights Olfat’s life mission – to fulfil the dream of her parents and grandparents to return to their hometown, Tarshiha in Palestine.
Olfat will be visiting Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne with further events to be announced soon (note: events listed in chronological order).
Where and When:
Melbourne – Wild Dingo Press Book Launch with former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans QC AC
Thursday 26th July 6:30-8pm
Wheeler Center, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Free Event – REGISTER HERE
Sydney – APHEDA Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday 1st August 6pm
Candle Light Restaurant Reception Lounge, 17 South Terrace, Punchbowl
$40 – Purchase tickets – HERE
Download flyer for Sydney Fundraising Dinner
Bowral – Rural Australian for Refugees public address/book launch
Thursday 2nd August 7:30pm
Uniting Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
Sydney – Public address
Tuesday 14th August – 1-2pm
Sydney University, Abercrombie Business School Seminar Room 2020
Sydney – Book Launch with the Honourable Bob Carr
Tuesday 14th August – 6:30pm
Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House
Download flyer for Sydney Book Launch
More info: contact Ken at Union Aid Abroad APHEDA on 1800 888 674
Canberra – Book Launch with Ged Kearney MP
Wednesday 22nd August 6:00-7:00pm
Reps Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House
RSVP by 15 August to firstname.lastname@example.org
Canberra – APHEDA/AJPP Fundraising Dinner
Thursday 23rd August 6:30pm
Delhi 6 Restaurant, 14 Childers St. Canberra City (opposite Street Theatre Cafe at ANU).
$45/$40 concession – BOOK HERE
More info: contact Kathryn – 0417 269 948 or download flyer
Adelaide – AFoPA/Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Book Launch
Tuesday 28th August 6-9pm
Pilgrim Church, 12 Flinders St Adelaide