Diana Buttu in Australia – speaking schedule June 26, 2010

Tues 22 June 2010, 6.00pm: Diana Buttu will be guest-of-honour at the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine dinner at Parliament House. Some 24 MPs and senators from both side of politics, as well as the Greens, the National party and independents will be attending with 10 journalists, some church representatives and Arab ambassadors. The evening is being sponsored by Australians for Palestine and the Australian Friends of Palestine Association.
For more information, contact Moammar Mashni 0419 999 773 or Basem Abdo 0417 541 465

Wednesday 23 June 2010, 6.30pm:
Friends of Palestine, WA will host a public meeting with Diana Buttu as guest speaker at the University of Western Australia, Ross Lecture Theatre, Physics Building. Entry by donation.

Thursday 24 June 2010, 2.00pm:
Diana Buttu to meet CFMEU officials. 
For more information, contact Alex Whisson 0407 850 962

Friday 25 June 2010, 11.00am:
Diana Buttu will meet with Labor lawyers at lunch.  5.30pm:  LHMU hosted forum & BBQ, Ground Floor LHMU, Peel Street. Gold coin donation towards APHEDA  work. 
RSVP Scotty 3291 4600 scott.zackeresen@lhmu.org.au

Saturday 26 June 2010, 10.00am – 12 noon:
Diana Buttu will speak at the Amnesty Forum, Wesley House, 140 Ann St, Brisbane.
RSVP Tracey Foley on 3136 6404 tracey.foley@amnesty.org.au
For more information, contact David Forde 0413 874 008

Tuesday 22 June 2010, 11.00am:
Diana Buttu to speak to AMWU Council meeting.

Monday 28 June 2010, 8.30am:
Diana Buttu to meet with ACTU President-elect Ged Kearney. 12.00 noon: Lunch time reception at Geelong Trades Hall. 2.00pm: Factory visits. 7.30pm: Trades Hall dinner.

Tuesday 29 June 2010, 8.30am:
Diana Buttu to meet with senior CFMEU officials.  10.00am: Meeting with Director, Social Justice & International Mission, Synod of Tasman and Victorian Uniting Church.  Noon: Lunch at Parliament House with parliamentarians and union officials. 6.00pm Australian Nursing Federation Reception.

Wednesday 30 June 2010, 6.30pm:
Australians for Palestine will host a Public Forum at the State Library Conference Centre, Entry 3 LaTrobe St, City on “Apartheid & Boycotts” with Diana Buttu, UCLA Prof Saree Makdisi, Dr Ned Curthoys (ANU) & Prof Emeritus Stuart Rees (Syd).
For more information contact Sonja Karkar 0401 100 147 or Moammar Mashni, info@australiansforpalestine.com

Thursday 01 July 2010, 5.00pm:
Labour Council Unions, NSW Meeting with Diana Buttu

Friday 02 July 2010, 9.00-Noon:
work site visits and meeting with union reps. Noon: Meeting with MPs at NSW Parliament House. 6.00pm: Diana Buttu will be guest speaker at the Politics in the Pub event “Palestine: Prospects, Priorities & Responsibilities”, Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills convened by Prof Emeritus Stuart Rees.

Monday 05 July 2010, 6.00pm:
Diana Buttu will speak at the “Palestine to the Pacific – Women speak out for Freedom” event at the Trades Hall Auditorium, 377 Sussex St, Sydney with Chamoru activist Dr Lisa Natividad & Larissa Behrendt, Prof of Law and Indigenous Studies, UTS

Tuesday 06 July 2010, 9.45am:
Diana Buttu will speak at the annual NSW Teachers’ Conference.
For more information about these events, contact Sean Marshall 0407 785 843 or Jennifer Killen 0422 520 935

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