Palestine
Solidarity
Conference

January 27 – 29, ’23

Narrm/Melbourne

Building collective resistance across the movement

The Palestine Solidarity Conference will bring together a diverse range of people who are passionate about the Palestinian cause, and are interested in campaigning, organising, and advocating for Palestine. Over three days, participants will engage in workshops and plenaries, and explore avenues in which the movement can work together to achieve a bigger and more sustainable impact.

3

Days

150+

Attendees

20+

Workshops

Registrations Now Open

Registrations

Conference Pass

$50-$150

Online Pass

$20

Conference Dinner

$65

Conference Programme

Day 1

27/01/2023

Palestinian narrative, demands, and non-negotiables

The first day will feature a panel of Palestinians who will reflect the diversity of the Palestinian experience; diaspora, West Bank, Gaza Strip, and 1948. They will discuss the broad Palestinian narrative, fundamentals, demands, and analyse what solidarity looks like. Some of the day’s workshops will include: ‘Intersections between the Palestinian and indigenous struggle for justice and self-determination’, ‘Queer rights movement’, ‘Western Sahara and the Palestinian struggle: similarities and differences’, ‘Centring the Palestinian narrative in our advocacy’, and ‘A shared vision for liberation’.

Huwaida Arraf

Palestinian American activist and lawyer

Kim Bullimore

Murri woman, and academic researcher and writer

Kamel Hawwash

British Palestinian academic at the University of Birmingham

Khalida Jarrar

Palestinian politician and member of the PLC

Amer Zahr

Palestinian American comedian and political activist

Lana Tatour

Palestinian academic at the University of New South Wales

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Palestinian Australian academic, writer, and activist

Jordy Silverstein

Jewish historian and writer at the University of Melbourne

Omar Haramy

Sabeel Director based in Jerusalem (Al Quds)

Mohammad Sleiman

Palestinian academic at the University of South Australia

Razan Zuayter

Co-Founder of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature

Kamal Fadel

Polisario Front representative to Australia and New Zealand

Soheir Asaad

Palestinian feminist, political organiser, and human rights advocate

Hajar Chlihi

Palestinian-Moroccan activist, campaigner, and organiser

Day 2

28/01/2023

The movement in Australia; wins, challenges, and strategies moving forward

Day two will cover the movement and its history in Australia, intersectionality, and lessons learned. Some of the day’s workshops will include ‘Israeli Apartheid and Australia’, ‘BDS working groups’, ‘Lessons of the East Timor solidarity campaign’, ‘Political lobbying’, and ‘Building social movements internationally’.

Sharan Burrow

Former International Trade Union Confederation Gen Sec

Senator Mehreen Faruqi

Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and spokesperson on International Aid and Global Justice

Hilmi Dabbagh

Palestinian Australian and co-founder of BDS Australia

Nasser Mashni

President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network

Samah Sabawi

Palestinian playwright, scholar, commentator, and poet

Azza Zein

Artist and writer

Lina Koleilat

Feminist, and anti-war activist scholar

Clinton Fernandes

Professor at the University of New South Wales

Sara Saleh

Palestinian Australian activist, writer, and poet

Maher Mughrabi

Features Editor at The Age, and former Foreign Editor at Fairfax

Amin Abbas

Chairperson of Australian Foundation for Palestinian Children – Olive Kids

Day 3

29/01/2023

National Day of Action – the 75th Nakba

The final day of the conference will begin with a plenary discussing 75 years of Nakba, and what’s next for the movement, followed by an in-depth planning session for a national day of action.

Tasnim Sammak

Palestinian organiser and PhD candidate at Monash University

Rand Khatib

Ethno-Cultural officer with the Sydney University SRC

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Palestine
Solidarity
Conference

The Palestine Solidarity Conference organisers acknowledge and pay respect to the peoples of the Kulin Nation, the owners of the lands on which the conference will be held. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.
Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land.