November 2019 | Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize
APAN partnered with Australians for Palestine in hosting the Jerusalem Peace Prize.
The winner of the prize was Jewish writer Antony Lowenstein, who was interviewed by journalist Mary Kostakidis and introduced by inaugural Peace Prize winner Stuart Rees.
Click here for a video of the night,
November 2019 | Palestine National Day
For five years, APAN has been pleased to work with community groups across Melbourne to host this wonderful event of community celebration at Federation Square – in the heart of Melbourne. This year was led by Palestinian young people, and included a range of Palestinian performances, as well as stalls with Palestinian products and wonderful food.
November 2019 | Black Palestine Solidarity Conference
APAN was proud to work with Professor Gary Foley and Suzannah Henty in co-hosting the first Australian Black Palestine Solidarity Conference.
The conference aimed to reflect on and further mobilise the long-standing solidarity between Aboriginal and Palestinian peoples in the indivisible struggle against settler-colonial occupation.
Watch the keynote address by Rabab Abdulhadi “Narrating cultures of resistance and solidarity“
October 2019 | Hosting Dr Abu Sitta
Dr Salman Abu-Sitta, founder of the Palestinian Land Society and renowned scholar and commentator about the Palestinian Right of Return was in Australia to deliver the Edward Said Memorial Lecture.
APAN co-hosted an event in Federal Parliament with the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, and hosted his event in Melbourne with the Palestinian Community Association of Victoria.
September 2019 | APAN Stands Up for UNRWA
After yet another defamatory media attack on UNWRA by the Zionist Federation of Australia, APAN undertook a social media campaign to support their work – releasing the attached social media.
APAN’s statement concluded: Attacking the UN bodies that provide basic health and education services to Palestinian refugees is not a wise or honorable pursuit. We all want Palestinians to be afforded the rights to be citizens in their own sovereign country. And until that time, surely we can all support the rights of refugees to receive basic services.