Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Kufiyeh Project.
New Orleans Palestine Solidarity and Palestine Online Store are proud to announce the launch of The Kufiyeh Project.

This not-for-profit endeavour aims to promote the kufiyeh as a symbol of resistance and solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, while at the same time saving the only kufiyeh factory in Palestine from shutting down. Income from this project will be rechanneled towards these objectives, under the guidance of an advisory board.
The Kufiyeh Project has just launched its website, which includes some background information on the kufiyah, links to news, multimedia, and comedy about the kufiyeh, and a peak at the factory in Hebron.
Your support is essential for making this project succeed.

You can order a single kufiya (from the factory in Hebron), and that will help us achive the project's goals, or you can order dozens at discounted wholesale pricing and help even more!
Also, please spread the word. As we develop this project further, the website will also grow and include more interesting information and hopefully an interactive element.
The product range will also expand to include kufiya ties, bags, wristbands, and lots more!

The website is at: http://www.thekufiyehproject.org/ - please make sure to visit it!
And you can reach either of us at: info@thekufiyehproject.org
In solidarity,Mai Bader and Haithem El-Zabri.

The Kufiyeh Project.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GUPS Presents:

Palestinian Culture Day and Balloon Launch @ UNO

Please join us for entertainment, food, info, and fun-- All for a great cause!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
12:00pm - 2:00pm
UNO Lakefront Campus, near the UNO Amphitheater

Invite your family, friends, classmates, colleagues to an event to
educate the community about Palestine and its rich and wonderful history and culture.
- Bake Sale featuring Middle Eastern sweets and treats
- Arabic Music
- Dabka (traditional dance) exhibition
- Info about PalestineBALLOON LAUNCH (we had so much fun last time, that we're doing it again! We'll inflate balloons from 10:00 until 2:00 and everyone's welcome to lend a hand)
launch will occur just prior to 2:00pm

Palestinian Land Day Symposium in New Orleans:
The Next Step in the Gaza Crises and Palestine
Saturday, March 28, 2009
University of New Orleans

SAHAR ABUSADA, the chairwoman of
Palestinians for Peace and Democracy and members of UNO GUPS Chapter
AUDREY STEWART, local human rights lawyer and activist,
WASEM AHMAD, a representative for Al-Haq an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, West Bank and
SAHAR ABUSADA, the chairwoman of
Palestinians for Peace and Democracy

photo's by IQRA Newspaper

Monday, April 6, 2009