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    Commemorating Italian Liberation from nazi-fascism in 1945 - supporting First Nations People's resistance and Palestinian resistance

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    SPEAKERS

    Lucia Sorbera

    Chair of Discipline of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney, specialised in

    the colonial and post-colonial history of the Arab World and Africa, with a focus on women and

    gender. Has published widely in history of Egyptian feminism, women’s political activism and

    cultural productions in the Arab world.

    Ala’a Al Qaisi

    Palestinian Australian filmmaker and activist, is a member of The Palestine Justice Movement in

    Sydney which organises political, social and cultural events that focus on the Palestinian cause and

    the war on Gaza. Ala’a has made a number of short films that shed light on the Palestinian cause,

    women’s empowerment and social justice.

    Shamikh Badra

    A leading member of the Palestinian People’s Party and responsible for youth and students

    sections while in Gaza, as well as a member of the National Committee for Palestinian factions

    of PLO. Is one of the founding members of the Northern Beaches Committee for Palestine and

    a former Convenor of the Coalition for Peace and Justice in Palestine.

    SPECIAL GUESTS

    Solidarity Choir will perform songs of Resistance and Liberation. An A Cappella choir specialising

    in songs about people’s struggles for freedom and social justice. Many of their songs are in a

    language other than English, mostly about the struggle for freedom across the world.

    https://solidaritychoir.wordpr...

    FILM

    Fabio Cavadini and Mandy King of Frontyard Films will present excerpts from “Come Walk With Us”.

    Thomas Mayo, Uncle Terry O’Shane, John Maynard & Vicki Morta appear in this documentary which

    was produced to promote the voices of Indigenous people who saw the constitutionally enshrined

    Voice to Parliament as a step to greater self-determination. The film is being expanded to include

    the Referendum itself, the result and their ideas about Where to after the Referendum - Voice,

    Treaty, Truth and First Nations’ Voices - What’s next in the Struggle.

    Dinner will be available at affordable prices prepared by the Addison Road Community Kitchen


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