Do not miss this chance to hear internationally renowned Australian-Canadian-Palestinian speaker Samah Sabawi! Sabawi is an inspiring speaker and a top policy expert on human rights. She is also well known for her creative arts work. Hear how creativity brings plenty of hope for peace and a Roadmap to Liberation!
Speaking Tour of Aotearoa New Zealand, February 2014.
FREE / Koha optional.
Events will be in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland
WELLINGTON: SAT 14 FEB, 6:00 pm: Samah Sabawi: Roadmap to Liberation
Kilbirnie Community Centre, 56 Bay Road, Kilbirnie (Childcare will be provided.) Followed by pot-luck – Welcome to bring a plate of any nation’s food, to share. We are a diverse cultural mix and we enjoy trying different tastes! https://www.facebook.com/events/418519164964667
WELLINGTON: TUE 17 FEB, 6:00 pm: Samah Sabawi: Roadmap to Liberation
19 Tory Street https://www.facebook.com/events/1401007803534129
CHRISTCHURCH: SUN 15 FEB: Seminar on Palestine.
All day from 10 am WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St. ChCh. A broad range of speakers on Palestine. https://www.facebook.com/events/643158009128730/
CHRISTCHURCH: MON 16 FEB, 7:00 pm
Samah Sabawi: Let My People Live: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St., Chch https://www.facebook.com/events/1566709030207997/
HAMILTON: WED 18 FEB, 7:00pm: Samah Sabawi: Roadmap to Liberation
Rm 1.04, Block A, 1st floor WINTEC, ~via Gate 3, High Street (off Tristram St), Hamilton City
AUCKLAND: THUR 19 FEB, 6:00 pm: Samah Sabawi: Roadmap to Liberation:
University of Auckland, Room 220, Arts 1 Building, Building 206 (Off Symonds Street), Auckland City https://www.facebook.com/events/1407009856265578/
Samah Sabawi is Gaza Born and Melbourne based. She is an internationally renowned advocate, author, poet and playwright. She is an inspiring international speaker, a well-known researcher on Peace in the Middle East and advisor to international organisations. Ms. Sabawi has talked previously on topics such as ending the blockade on Gaza, anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia. She has recently returned from speaking publicly in Rome; and has also spoken in Australia, Canada and the U.S. previously.
Ms. Sabawi is also a policy advisor to the Palestinian policy network Al Shabaka, and a member of the board of directors of the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations. She participated in various public forums on peace building, women in conflict areas, the Palestinian right of return, as well as various presentations for interfaith groups. Previously, she was a public advocate for Australians for Palestine, Executive Director and Media Spokesperson for the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations (NCCAR), and a Subject Matter Expert on the Middle East’s cultural and political landscape for the Canadian Foreign Service Institute’s Center for Intercultural Learning.
Samah Sabawi has written and produced the plays Cries from the Land (2003) and Three Wishes (2008), both having staged successfully in Canada. In 2014, Ms. Sabawi completed a sold-out season of her acclaimed play, Tales of a City by the Sea, which had an Arabic production by Al Rowwad Theatre in Palestine and an English production by La Mama Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.
Samah Sabawi’s essays and opeds have appeared in various media outlets including The Australian, Al Jazeera, Al-Ahram, The Globe and Mail, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald among many others. Her poetry has been featured in various magazines and books, most recently in an anthology published by West End Press titled With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century. She is a frequent guest/co-presenter on 774 ABC Melbourne’s Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour. She appeared alongside Ari Shavit, BBC News New York and UN Correspondent Nick Bryant, actress Miriam Margolyes, and numerous others.
Samah Sabawi is currently co-editing an anthology of plays from diaspora for the Playwrights Canada Press, Canada’s major publisher and distributor of Canadian drama.
You can find some of her written work here:
We hope to see you all there. Do not miss this special opportunity to hear Samah Sabawi speak and to ask her questions!