12 Noon: Assemble at the White House
1pm-5pm: March to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center
The National March and Rally to Support Palestine on Sunday, March 20 is timed to coincide with the opening of the convention of AIPAC, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. We will gather in front of the White House for a rally at 12:00 Noon and at 1:00 p.m. we will march to the site of the conference.
JOIN US IN DC to Stand with Palestine, say NO to the racist reign of terror and the Apartheid Wall, and say YES to the right of Palestinian refugees to return home. We must stand together to reject the efforts by the Israeli state and settlers to abuse, violate and evict the Palestinian people. We say NO to racism and YES to self-determination!
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BEFORE AND AFTER THE MARCH:
Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m.: Join ANSWER and Al-Awda for a sign-making work session at 617 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Attend Palestine Night Out. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
People are coming to D.C. by bus, van, car, train and plane from across the East Coast, Midwest and South, and from across the country. Here are just some cities organizing transportation:
[email protected] · 773-885-3991
The transportation will leave Chicago on Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
216-285-0223 - Ask for Abbas Hamideh
Dearborn coordinator Ruba Odeh: [email protected]
Bus leaves 10pm Saturday night from Dearborn, picks everyone up from the Palestine Night Out venue at Busboys & Poets at 10pm Sunday night.
Click here for more information.
ANSWER Pittsburgh is organizing transportation to travel from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., for the march. We will be leaving at 6:00 a.m. from the Edgewood Town Center Giant Eagle (just off of the 376 Swissvale exit) and will be returning to Pittsburgh the same day at approximately 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $30. Payment can be sent via PayPal to [email protected] or contact us for other payment arrangements. You will receive your PayPal receipt as well as an official confirmation from ANSWER Pittsburgh for verification; this verification will guarantee your seat on the bus.
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and the ANSWER Coalition are co-sponsoring the National March on March 20. Endorsers include: 14 Friends of Palestine - Marin, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, Alliance for Global Justice, Al-Nakba Awareness Project, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Berkeley Women in Black, Brash For New Jersey, Cindy Sheehan, Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, Committee for Palestinian Rights - Howard County, MD, CU-Divest!, Deir Yassin Remembered, Free Palestine Movement, Friends of Sabeel - North America, Hilton Head for Peace, If Americans Knew, Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, International Action Center, International Solidarity Movement - Northern California, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Media Watch on Hunger & Poverty, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Middle East Crisis Response, Neturei Karta, National Lawyers Guild, Orange County Peace Action, OWS Special Projects Affinity Group, Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Solidarity Iran – SI, St. Pete for Peace, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), Veterans for Peace, Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, Voices for Justice in Palestine, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and more!
Speakers include: Dr. Cornel West, professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University; Abbas Hamideh, co-founder, Al-Awda, Palestine Right to Return Coalition & National Organizer; Sabry Wazwaz, Palestinian documentary filmmaker and activist; Laila El-Haddad, award-winning Palestinian author and speaker; Brian Becker, Natioanl Director, ANSWER Coalition; Rami Ibrahim, Palestinian kickboxing world champion-USKA; Fatina Abdrabboh, attorney, Executive Director, ADC-Michigan; Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general; Eugene Puryear, ANSWER Coalition; Amer Zahr, Palestinian comedian and entertainer; Said Durrah, Palestinian comedian and entertainer; Joe Catron, American journalist, Gaza massacres on the ground in 2012 and 2014; Omar Kurdi, Arabic singer, poet and human rights activist; Robert Matin, Australian International Palestine Activist; Iyad Burnat, Palestinian activist, head of the Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall; Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C.; Robby Martin, Irish International Palestine activist; Rabbi Weiss, Neturei Karta; Ahmad N. Abuznaid, Palestinian-American attorney, co-founder of the Dream Defenders; Alison Weir, Founder and Executive Director of If Americans Knew and President of the Council for the National Interest; and more!
Please join and help bring thousands of people to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, March 20, 2016.